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DIY Party Girl Anti-Puff Eye Gel

Luckily, we’re here to help you use the same idea and ingredients in a much more effective way. Follow along with this easy DIY recipe for cooling, anti-puff eye gel to hep you recover after a long night out.

We’re going to be taking black or green tea and adding a couple easy-to-find ingredients to turn that tea into a convenient gel you can apply at any time you need a little de-puff. The reason we use black or green tea is that we actually want to harness the stimulating property of caffeine. Caffeine is actually an anti-inflammatory, working to narrow the blood vessels and temporarily reduce under eye bags. Pretty cool, huh?

Keyword: Anti-Puff
Type: Eye Gel
Level: Intermediate
Amount: 4 ounces
Ingredients
  • 4 oz super strongly brewed tea
  • 1/4 oz vegetable glycerin or raw honey Honey will be a little stickier. Glycerin can easily be found at places like CVS and Whole Foods.
  • 1 Pinch xanthan gum Available at places like Whole Foods Target, or in the baking section of grocery stores that carries gluten free options. Xanthan gum is used to thicken liquids into a gel, which allows the mixture to stay more easily on the skin.
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, make sure everything is very clean since you will be using this around your eyes and want to avoid getting anything that could have bacteria close to your eyes.

  2. Brew 4 ounces (about a 1/2 cup) of very strong tea by leaving the teabag in water for 10 minutes or more. Transfer to fridge and let cool for a few hours. You can drink the remainder you don’t use as an ice tea!

  3. Slowly add the glycerin/honey+ xanthan gum mixture to your tea. The mixture will transform before your eyes into a gel.

  4. I like to put the gel in the fridge for about 15 minutes, and then slowly dab onto under eye area.