Whether you burn the midnight oil and work late night making presentations or Netflix and chill, the result next morning is the same—tired, puffy eyes with dark circles! Getting roughly four hours of sleep is doing no good to your skin and particularly the skin around your eyes. The area around your eyes is extremely delicate and thus gets puffy, dark circles and shows signs of ageing if you don’t get enough good night’s sleep.

Your tired eyes need TLC and if you can’t fix your sleeping schedule, here is what you can do. Pamper your peepers with a hydrating and nourishing eye serum every night before going to bed and keep dark circles, puffy eyes and signs of ageing at bay. Here is what you need and how you can make a DIY eye serum with natural ingredients.

diy eye serum to get rid of dark circles

You need:

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Rosewater
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Serum bottle with dropper
diy eye serum to get rid of dark circles

Why this works

You can find all the ingredients used in this eye serum in your very own kitchen. It works because aloe vera has cooling properties and helps de-puff eyes. Coconut oil nourishes the area around the eyes and keeps it well-hydrated. Almond oil, on the other hand, helps lighten dark circles and brightens skin. Rosewater, as you know, refreshes skin and helps calm tired eyes.

diy eye serum to get rid of dark circles

Here’s how you can DIY this serum:

Take one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and mix it with one tablespoon of organic coconut oil. Add half tablespoon of almond oil and a few drops of rose water in it. Mix all the ingredients well. Transfer this mixture into a clean, small bottle. Drip a few drops around eyes with the help of the dropper and massage the area gently with your fingertips every night. Let it absorb and work its magic overnight. Rinse in the morning and wake up to refreshed and depuffed eyes.