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So you have been spending hours at no end on the screen? Or maybe you are just that kind of person who never gets enough sleep? Well, your delicate skin is paying the toll for it! Dry, puffy skin under your eyes is crying for help, so why not answer their call? Scroll down to learn what chamomile under eye gel can do for your eyes, the benefits of ingredients included in the formula and how to prepare it.
Table of Contents
- What Does Chamomile Under Eye Gel Do?
- How Does It Work?
- Who Is It for?
- How to Use Chamomile Under Eye Gel
- How to Make Chamomile Under Eye Gel
What Does Chamomile Under Eye Gel Do?
Our eyes are the windows to our souls, for every emotion we feel reflects in them. We would all like to look our best at all times, but let’s face it, that’s next to impossible with dark circles and bags under your eyes. Infused with a blend of chamomile, lavender, green tea extract, and aloe vera juice, chamomile under eye gel helps hydrate, tone, and relieve puffiness. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, this eye gel will help your eyes recuperate in no time.
How Does It Work?
The chamomile under-eye gel is a blend of natural floral waters that combines the skin-friendly properties of:
- Chamomile floral water soothes the skin and reduces redness and irritations.
- Lavender floral water hydrate and alleviate dry skin.
- Green tea extract helps reduce puffiness and tighten the skin. In addition, green tea may also help reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Aloe Vera juice applied around the eyes helps relieve swelling and puffiness, moisturises dry skin, and relieves redness and irritations.
- Melissa floral water helps to tighten and revive dull skin.
- Glycerine is a well-known humectant that helps the skin retain moisture.
Who Is It for?
Chamomile under-eyes gel works for anyone with dull, tired, puffy and little dry skin that needs tender loving care.
How to Use Chamomile Under Eye Gel
After cleansing your face and before applying any other type of product to your skin:
- Apply a pea-sized amount of eye gel to the eye area avoiding contact with the eyes.
- The chamomile eye gel is light and easily absorbed. Lightly dab the gel into the skin until fully absorbed.
- Use twice daily for best results.
You can use the gel in the morning to cool your puffy eyes or before applying makeup to hydrate the eye area. In addition, you can also use it during the day to soothe tired eyes. For the best results, store the gel in the fridge.
Now that we have covered what chamomile gel does and how it works, it’s time to make it.
How to Make Chamomile Under Eye Gel
Simple Easy To Make DIY Chamomile Under Eye GelDifficulty: Beginner Formulator
It doesn’t matter how busy you are or if you have no time at all because this recipe is nothing but quick and easy and will get your eyes ready for the day in no time!
- Bring 100ml of distilled water to a simmer and pour over 2g of dried chamomile flowers.
- Allow the fusion to steep for 10 minutes, and strain through a coffee filter to remove any particles.
- In a glass beaker, mix chamomile-infused water with lavender and melissa water, aloe vera juice and green tea extract.
- In a separate beaker, mix glycerine and xanthan gum till well-combined.
- Add the gum-glycerine mixture into chamomile water, blending it gradually. (Add a small amount at a time until wholly dispersed before adding more gum-glycerine mix)
- Add preservative.
- Using a pH strip, check that the gel’s pH is about 5 to 5.5. You can check it by diluting gel in distilled water (10% gel to 90% distilled water). Suppose the pH of the gel is too high. In that case, you can lower it by adding a few drops of citric acid solution( 10% citric acid to 90% distilled water). Subsequently, you can increase pH by adding a drop or two of sodium bicarbonate solution (10% sodium bicarbonate to 90% distilled water).
- Pour the mixture into a clean jar, label and store in the fridge for an added cooling effect.
Skin Patch Test
- Carry out a skin patch test first to ensure you are not sensitive or allergic to the gel. Apply a small amount of the product onto a clear patch of skin, somewhere you can leave it alone for 24-48 hours (like the inner wrist). If your skin turns red, itchy, or you experience any irritations, discontinue using the product.
This gel is a water-based product and includes a broad spectrum preservative to prevent bacterial contamination. It should last for up to four weeks. However, our kitchens are not microbe-free. If you notice any change in smell, colour, texture, or mould, dispose of it and whip up a new batch. Store in a glass jar (like this) in a fridge.
Please remember that swapping the ingredients in the formula will alter the final product. Consider how the ingredient you wish to switch will affect the final product’s scent, consistency, or absorbency when making changes.
Chamomile water infusion: If you don’t have any dried chamomile and distilled water on hand, you can swap it for chamomile floral water. Just remember that sometimes true chamomile floral water has hardly any fragrance, depending on the supplier, of course.
Floral waters: You could swap lavender floral water for cornflower flower water, which has a calming effect on tired, puffy eyes. Melissa water is a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin and uplift the mind. You could replace it with witch rosemary floral water, which is mildly astringent and encourages blood flow to the skin. You can learn more about rosemary water benefits here.
Green tea extract: If you can’t find any in your part of the world, you can make your own green tea glycerite. Check out formula botanica’s Guide to Glycerites in Skincare to learn how to make one of your own.
Xanthan gum: This is easy to work with gum. You could replace it with konjac gum, which works well in gels.
Preservative: Gel is a water-based product that attracts as it encourages the growth of microorganisms. A broad-spectrum preservative is essential to keep your product and you safe. Geogard Ultra is a good substitute that preserves most water-based beauty products.
Eye gel vs eye cream: What’s the difference?
Eye gels are much lighter than eye creams and are formulated to hydrate, tone, and relieve puffiness. Fast absorbent gels are a great addition to your morning routine as they layer nicely under makeup. On the other hand, eye creams are thicker and designed to hydrate the eye area and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
How can I reduce eye puffiness?
When dealing with swollen eyes, applying chilled eye gel can reduce puffiness by constricting blood vessels to reduce swelling. Apply the gel to the skin under and around your eyes, avoiding contact with the eyes. Let it absorb fully.
Are you looking for more ways to incorporate chamomile into your skincare? Check out the recipes below!
- DIY Nourishing Chamomile Calendula Hand Cream Recipe
- Easy DIY Chamomile Honey Face Toner Recipe
- DIY Chamomile Cleansing Oil Recipe
- DIY Chamomile Lotion Recipe
- DIY Soothing Chamomile Balm Recipe
- DIY Chamomile Bi-Phase Cleanser
- DIY Soothing Chamomile Lotion Bar Recipe
- Soothing DIY Chamomile Infused Oil Recipe