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This DIY under eye mask will reduce dark circles, fine lines and nourish dry skin.

Updated: Feb 28, 2022


This is one of our most popular posts in our skincare topics because it is easy to make, works well and nourishes the skin.

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1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

2 tablespoons evaporated milk

1 tablespoon aloe vera

1 tablespoon of instant coffee (You can also use matcha green tea)

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Combine ingredients together until well mixed. →If using the matcha green tea powder, it will be a thicker mask. →If using the instant coffee version, it will have the consistency of a serum. All are good!

Apply gently to under eyes and allow it to sit for 20 minutes; wipe off with warm water and soft towel.

Each ingredient is based on science too!

You can read the blog post to see more cool science on why each ingredient is used.

How often can this be used?

Every day is fine, but at least every other day.

I recommend using it in the morning when you first wake up, then showering after. Turmeric can leave a slight pigment to skin, but this washes off with any water. You can also use it at night after cleansing your face.

Apply the mask, then rinse off with warm water. Then apply your regular night time routine. I highly recommend following up with a really great eye cream, like the one I share in this post!

When will you see results?

You will notice after the first use the puffiness decreases! After one week of use, you will notice lighter areas around the eyes. The dryness will be better right away too! Fine lines decrease over time due to the nourishing oil and aloe vera.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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