Homemade Cucumber Eye Gel: Benefits + DIY Recipe

 

 
Whenever I think of cucumber eye gel, the only words that pops into my mind are cool and refreshing. When we are stressed, tired or ill, it reflects first in our eyes. Our eyes get red, looks lifeless and we develop under eye bags. Under eye gels are a great way of treating our tired eyes. Eye gels that we get from the market is quite expensive, we can make an under eye gel with the fraction of that cost and with minimal effort. This home made eye gel contains fresh cucumbers and aloevera gel. We have plenty of aloevera plants in our farm and whenever I want to use aloevera gel, I cut a fresh leaf, clean and scrape the gel and use. Aloevera plant can be easily grown in pots with little to no maintenance and I strongly recommend that you grow a plant to get all the wonderful benefits it offers. Aloevera gel brightens skin, improves elasticity, soothes irritated skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Cucumbers helps to hydrate the skin, eliminate puffiness and dark circles. This homemade cucumber eye gel is so gentle on the skin and can be used by people with very sensitive skin too. This gel also contains vitamin e, as vitamin is very good in preventing skin aging and sagging skin. If you are a person who spends most of the time in front of the computer or doing intricate work which tires the eyes very quickly, try using this gel every day for best results. To make this gel take a fresh aloevera leaf, wash it well to remove the slimy green juice, cut the thorns on both sides and cut it into two. Scrape the gel and set aside. Take a fresh cucumber and cut it into pieces and grind it without adding water in mixer. Add the aloevera gel and blend again till you get a smooth mixture. Strain to get a smooth liquid. Add the contents of two vitamin e capsules and mix well. Before applying make sure to clean the face of all make up and apply it gently around the eyes.
 
 

METHOD:
1. Take a fresh aloevera leaf, cut the thorns on both sides and cut into two. Scrape the gel separately and set aside.


 2. Take a fresh cucumber and roughly cut it into cubes and blend it in a blender without adding water. Add the aloevera gel and grind to a smooth paste.

3. Strain the mixture to get a smooth liquid and then add the contents from two vitamin e capsules and mix well.

4. Store it in a small glass bottle and keep the remains in the refrigerator.

NOTES:

  • This gel has a shelf life of 2 to 3 days, as it is made with fresh ingredients.
  • Try to use organic cucumbers, as we are using the gel around the eyes.

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8 Comments

  1. Terrie | Dermology.us
    June 13, 2014 / 11:57 am

    Wonderful! Finally I found a truly effective formula for under eye bags even I am bored with those costly eye creams that give no results. Thanks for sharing; Iā€™m gonna try this out for sure. šŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous
    July 17, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Do you puree the cucumber alongwith it's skin or do you scrap out the skin,chop it into pieces and then grind it with aloevera?And it's a fabulous recipe but I would specifically like point out the fact that the quality of your pictures(in all posts)is truly stellar šŸ™‚

  3. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    July 17, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Hi, Thanks a lot šŸ™‚ I just washed the cucumber, cut into pieces and ground it finely without adding any water. I didn't remove the skin…..

  4. Anonymous
    June 20, 2015 / 5:50 am

    hi ramya,after applying this gel do we wash our eyes after some time or we can keep it overnight on our eyes?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 20, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      Hi, you can keep this gel overnight, it very gentle on the skin…

  5. Anonymous
    November 27, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Is vitamin e capsule necessary??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 6, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Vitamin E in this eye gel nourishes the delicate skin around the eyes and I highly recommend it. But if you don't want to use it, you can skip it…

  6. Shilpa Kansil
    February 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Hi Ramya,I love your blog!Aloe vera gel is very sticky and does not feel comfortable… how can I manage that.Also can I add anything to store it for a longer time.

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