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Powerful DIY Serum for Dark Circles: Coffee and Frankincense Wonders


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our Powerful DIY Serum for Dark Circles and Fine Lines. In the quest for youthful, radiant skin, battling dark circles and fine lines can be a challenge. But with the magic of coffee and frankincense, this homemade serum offers a potent solution.

Say goodbye to tired eyes and welcome a brighter, rejuvenated complexion. Discover how to create this wonder serum and unlock the secrets to refreshed skin.

Ingredients Needed

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Coffee oil extract
  • Licorice oil extract
  • Frankincense oil extract
  • Vitamin E, liquid

The coffee, licorice, and frankincense oil extracts can be purchased pre-made, or can be easily made at home. They just require two ingredients each and an infusion period for their benefits to infuse into the oil. In the three sections below, you can find brief methods on how to prepare each oil extract.

A- How to Make Coffee oil

The measurement term ’rounded tablespoon’ is used to mean more than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.

  • Put 1 rounded tablespoon of ground coffee in a small glass bottle.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil.
  • Mix thoroughly, then seal the bottle.
  • Wrap the bottle with aluminum foil, and store it for 7 days in a cabinet. Shake the bottle every 2 days.
  • Important: After 7 days, strain out the coffee residue, and collect the oil.

B- How to Make Licorice oil

  • Put 2 rounded tablespoons of ground licorice in a glass jar.
  • Pour sweet almond oil to fill approximately half the jar, ensuring the licorice is submerged.
  • Mix thoroughly, then seal the jar.
  • Wrap the jar with aluminum foil, and store it for 30 days in a cabinet. Shake the jar every 3 days.
  • Important: After 30 days, strain out the licorice residue completely, and collect the oil.

C- How to Make frankincense oil

  • Put 1 rounded tablespoon of frankincense powder in a small glass bottle.
  • Add 100 grams (3.52 oz) of sweet almond oil.
  • Store the bottle for 20 days in a cabinet. Shake the container every 2 days or so.
  • Important: after 20 days, filter it thoroughly to remove any residue completely.

Note: It is a good practice to label the bottles and jars, identifying the content and the date of preparation, just in case there comes a time when you have several containers in storage.

Tools Needed

  • Small glass beaker
  • Glass mixing rod
  • 30-milliliter (1-US fl oz) serum bottle (amber glass dropper bottle)

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Serum for Dark Circles

1- Start by putting 20 milliliters (0.67 US fl oz) of coffee oil extract in a small glass beaker.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Put coffee oil extract in a beaker
Put coffee oil extract in a beaker

2- Add 5 milliliters (0.17 US fl oz) of sweet almond oil.

3- Add 2 drops of licorice oil extract.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Add licorice oil extract
Add licorice oil extract

4- Add 1 drop of liquid Vitamin E.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Add Vitamin E
Add Vitamin E

5- Add 5 milliliters (0.17 US fl oz) of frankincense oil extract.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Add frankincense oil extract
Add frankincense oil extract

6- Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Mix thoroughly
Mix thoroughly
DIY Serum for Dark Circles. After mixing
After mixing

7- Pour the DIY Serum for Dark Circles into a serum bottle, and you’re done!

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Final product 2

How to Use: DIY Serum for Dark Circles

Here’s a guide on how to use the serum for dark circles and fine lines:

  1. Cleanse Your Face: Start with a clean face. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, or impurities.
  2. Patch Test: Before applying the serum to your skin, it’s essential to conduct a patch test. Apply a small amount of the serum to a discreet area of your skin, like your forearm, and wait for 24 hours to ensure you don’t experience any adverse reactions.
  3. Apply Gently: After the patch test, if there are no adverse reactions, you can apply the serum to the skin around your eyes. Use your ring finger, which exerts the least pressure, and gently dab a small amount of the serum onto the dark circles and fine lines.
  4. Massage In: Using a gentle, upward, and outward motion, massage the serum into your skin. Be careful not to pull or tug on the delicate skin around your eyes.
  5. Allow Absorption: Give the serum a few minutes to absorb into your skin. It’s best to apply it at night before bedtime, allowing the serum to work its magic while you sleep.
  6. Moisturize: If desired, you can follow up with your regular moisturizer to lock in the serum’s benefits.
  7. Consistency is Key: For optimal results, use the serum consistently, preferably daily. Over time, you should start to notice a reduction in the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

Remember that results may vary from person to person, and it may take some time to see significant improvements. Be patient and continue with your skincare routine for the best outcomes.

DIY Serum for Dark Circles. Final product

Benefits

Here are the top benefits of using the DIY serum for dark circles and fine lines:

  1. Reduced Dark Circles: The serum’s ingredients, including coffee and licorice, work together to reduce the appearance of dark circles by brightening the skin and reducing pigmentation.
  2. Minimized Fine Lines: Frankincense oil is known for its anti-aging properties, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look.
  3. Hydration: The serum, based on nourishing oils like sweet almond oil, provides essential hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes, keeping it soft and supple.
  4. Improved Elasticity: Vitamin E in the serum promotes skin elasticity, helping to firm and tighten the area around the eyes.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory: Licorice oil extract has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce puffiness and redness around the eyes.
  6. Natural and Chemical-Free: The DIY Serum for Dark Circles is free from harsh chemicals and additives, making it a safer and more natural alternative for skincare.

These benefits make this DIY serum an attractive option for those looking to address dark circles and fine lines.

Here are more articles on DIY natural and handmade body oils and serums:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Serum for Dark Circles are demonstrated after the timestamp 4m3s of this video.


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