Note to self, take the before picture.
Maybe one day I will remember that.
Let me back up… Last night I was deep cleaning our kitchen floor when, during a break, I came across a video of a woman using coffee beans to get rid of her dark circles under her eyes… DID YOU HEAR ME?!?! COFFEE! (which happens to be one of my favorite things in the world!) Needless to say, I stopped cleaning my floor to watch this video.
It seemed so simple, I was intrigued. So the next morning, I grabbed my coffee grinder and pulsed some coffee beans 2 times. This made the kitchen smell amazing. Who does not like the smell of fresh ground coffee?
Next, I grabbed the black pepper and the coconut oil, the other ingredients called for in the video.
I mixed the pepper in with the coffee. I went with a couple of twists on my pepper grinder and maybe a tablespoon of freshly ground coffee.
Then I mixed in the coconut oil. My suggestion, use just enough coconut oil to make the coffee and the pepper bind. I use a cold pressed, organic coconut oil.
If you use too much it melts down the side your face. I may have learned this lesson the hard way.
Finally, apply your mask and let it do its magic.
I spread the mix under my eyes and enjoyed the wonderful aroma. Personally, the aroma therapy was just as enjoyable as the mask working on my dark, puffy eyes.
Remember how I mentioned to only use enough coconut oil to bind the coffee and pepper? Well, I think I used a little too much oil because the mask enjoyed melting and running down my face… which led me to think that one could use this mask on their entire face. Check out the oil running down my face –>
I left this on for 15 minutes.
During this time, I wondered if this mask would really get rid of even some of the wonderful dark circles that have shown up recently.
After washing away my mask, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Not only were my dark circles diminished greatly, but my eyes that had been feeling so tired were now perky! I think this was the best part of the mask—Rejuvenated eyes! SEE!
I almost look cross-eyed in this picture. Hey, cut me some slack, taking a selfie of one’s eyes and not looking goofy is harder than one would think 😉
Let’s recap the lessons learned:
- Take before pictures.
- Use less coconut oil when applying to face—less streaking!
Note: all pictures are unfiltered.