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DIY Cucumber and Aloe Vera Eye Patches

Sunday, March 05, 2017



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LOVE LOVE LOVE 
SKINCARE
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This is the first official DIY Skincare post in a new series on my blog.

I thought why not tackle a MAJOR PROBLEM that I as well as most people may have.
Nowadays there are so many products out there that can help
 with those oh so annoying eye bags.

I love experimenting with natural ways to tackle skincare problems 
or just to give my skin some TLC. 
As much as I love 24K Eye Patches,
 which have been my favourite from the many brands I have tried. 
To me nothing beats putting in a little effort
 and whipping up your own solution. 

This is one combo I came up with 
and honestly I love how hydrating it was for my under-eye circles.
Under eye circles is something most people suffer from
and if you're not one of those people than consider yourself very lucky!

This is a simple DIY
that I have been using for a while now and I LOVE IT!.


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HYDRATING, LIGHTENING, TIGHTENING & DE-PUFFING


- WHAT YOU WILL NEED - 

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Cotton Pads
Aloe Vera Gel 
Cucumbers


BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA 

  • Anti-aging [helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes] 
  • Stimulates collagen [which helps restore suppleness to the skin] 
  • Moisurising. 
  • Healing [scars or acne] 
  • Reduces the chances of an eye infection


BENEFITS OF CUCUMBERS

  • Instantly cooling [the cold promotes the blood to circulate which leads to the decrease in puffiness]
  • Moisturising.
  • Because it's cold and hydrating it will lead to lightening the skin in a gentle natural way.

- DIY METHOD - 


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  • Cut your cotton pads in half, the intention is to use each half under your eye. 

  • Now depending on your eye size check to see how big or small the cotton pads are before purchasing them.








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  • Liquefy a generous amount of cucumbers. 
  • You can add some water to make it blender easily, not too much.









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  • I will suggest using fresh aloe vera, but since non of the supermarkets close to me stock the leaves I had to use the gel from the Herbal store, but make sure it's a 100%!
  • If you have the plant or can purchase the leaf, slice it open, scoop all the gel out and blend it as well.
  • Mix together your Aloe Vera gel as well as the pureed cucumbers - it should be semi thick in consistency.
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  • Soak your cotton pads in the mixture and place in the fridge for a couple of hours at most.
  • If you want a super moisurising mask remove from the bowl and pop them under your eyes. However, if you want it to be extremely de-puffing as well remove them from the bowl, place them on a tray and pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes before relaxing with them under your eyes. 

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If you have left over of the mix you can use that as a cooling face mask. 
This as a quick mask will help reduce 
wrinkles, fine lines, dark pigmentation, scars, acne de-puff your face, help with redness etc.

Like I said I love trying natural alternatives 
and this is my favourite DIY to do 
when I'm going through a dark tea bag phase or a dry under eye skin moment. 

I hope you liked this DIY post, 
there will be more to come!
Be sure to subscribe and follow me on my social media,
to know when I post another DIY routine!

So relax, 
enjoy your Sunday 
and pamper your self and take those cucumbers on your eyes to a
WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.
💚


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14 comments

  1. Will be givibg this a try as soon as the kids are in bed!

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    1. Give yourself some TLC! Hope you enjoy this DIY :)

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  2. Both cucumber and aloe vera are cooling agent. I have tried this few times, not with cotton pads but as face mask. Also I didn't try it often. However, the face pack did make my skin feel fresh. Dark circle/Eye bags is a problem among many women and this DIY is much needed beauty tip.

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    1. It is very cooling and you could use this as a face mask, really will help with redness and dullness.

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  3. Love how simple this is! and yes i have eye bags that make me look 20 years older than I am haha. Will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. lol we all have those days! Love these because you can keep them in the fridge or freezer for as long as you want and you will always have a pair on hand for some relax time. Hope they help!

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  4. I love trying different masks and have tried the aloe ans cucumber combination- but what I liked best about this was the idea of using cotton pads to soak and put them in the fridge... Going to try it soon!

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    1. I won't lie I did try just putting it under my eyes and over my face but I found it was so messy and not as cold as I'd like or soaking in one area - if that makes sense. Which is why I tried the cotton pads and they worked perfectly!

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  5. Lovely! I would say I could opt out of all the ready made products once I've gathered all my favourites from sisters posts :)

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    1. Haha totally understand that, I'm trying to go the natural route when it comes to skincare and I LOVE MASKS so I thought why not try and incorporate that into my lifestyle and blog for my viewers to try as well.

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  6. Wallahi i am going to try it as soon as i get my aloevera plant from nursery. Though i have been using just cucumbers for my eye bags but using cotton pads to apply the mixture is a new idea for me and i am definitely doing it this way now.

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    1. Cucumbers are an old spa trick which does work, but I feel for dark stubborn under eye circles you need to up your game. I want to try and get an aloe vera plant, so many amazing uses for the gel!

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  7. Love love this! I am a qualified therapist and have a interest in skincare. I will try this myself. I often forget to treat myself to some pampering:)

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    1. That's awesome! I love skincare especially going the natural route and I always experiment in the kitchen. I thought it was about time I share it one my blog for my viewers to check out and try. Hehe go on and treat yourself!

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