Nobody likes wrinkles, those uninvited marks of too much sun and getting old.
However, instead of all those anti-wrinkle treatments out there loaded with potentially harmful chemicals, we suggest home remedies that are natural, safe, and pleasant to use whilst still effectively removing those unwanted under eye wrinkles effectively.
They say that the eyes are windows to the soul, as well as being the first thing we focus on when we meet someone new. The skin around the eye area is extremely delicate and thin and more prone to wrinkles because it has less elastin and collagen. This also reveals a lot about age and a person’s skin care habits. Learn about some natural remedies for under eye wrinkles instead of expensive, chemical loaded commercial anti-wrinkle creams.
- Coffee Bean
Everybody loves the smell of freshly roasted coffee, but not everybody knows that coffee also has some pretty amazing skin-enhancing properties. The fruits of the Coffea Arabica plant provide potent antioxidant activity which helps reduce damage by free radicals, thus improving uneven pigmenting, fine lines and wrinkles and the overall condition of your skin.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has an abundance of Vitamin E and essential antioxidants and acts as a great moisture boost, providing rehydration and rejuvenation for your skin. You can massage coconut oil gently onto your skin so it can seep into the pores or leave it overnight to minimize wrinkles and fine lines as well as keep it hydrated.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is not only great for cooking but also wonderful for treating bags under the eyes and wrinkles. It’s loaded with vitamins E and K as well as protective antioxidants which help delay skin’s premature aging. When it is applied around the eyes, it locks moisture in and keeps the skin supple. You can also mix it with a few drops of lemon for a massage that will revive the youthful glow of skin.
Yogurt is not only a healthy part of our diet in smoothies, desserts and salads, but also a great source of lactic and alpha hydroxyl acids which help in exfoliating the dead skin cells and delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Try it on wrinkles under your eyes and you’ll see why it’s considered one of the best natural treatments.
Make your own Yogurt face mask
- Make a paste of 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey and a few drops rose water.
- Leave it on your face for about 20 minutes, then rinse off to reveal radiant skin
Grapes are great, not just consumed as wines or desserts, but also for applying on the outside to remove wrinkles under your eyes. Thanks to resveratrol, the unique antioxidant found in grape skin, grapes (seedless or not) are well known for their wonderful anti-wrinkle effects.
Make your own Grape face mask
- Mash 5 grapes and mix in a bowl with 1 teaspoon of honey or yogurt
- Apply it to the face and then rinse with lukewarm water for refreshed skin
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel has gentle yet effective skin repair properties which make it one of the top natural remedies for wrinkles under the eyes. Its wealth of vitamins C, E and beta-carotene helps to soothe sensitive skin while at the same time nourishing it and maintaining youthfulness and suppleness. You can simply apply it directly on your skin or, for added benefit, mix it with honey or turmeric. It has excellent properties which hydrate skin as well as restore elasticity, thus improving the appearance of bags under eyes and wrinkles.
- Milk powder
Milk is not only good for our bones, but for our skin too. Powdered milk is full of lactic acid, one of the natural AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids), which act to effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and boost collagen levels.
Make your own milk powder face mask
- Mix 1 tablespoon of milk powder with 1 teaspoon honey or rose water
- Apply it on the face and leave for 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water
We love the coolness of cucumbers, and your eyes do too. Cucumbers have a high content of antioxidants and act to hydrate skin, boost collagen levels, and increase elastin, which are all important in the battle against wrinkles.
Make your own cucumber skin pack
- Mash cucumbers to make a puree, and mix in a little yogurt to enable smoother application
- Apply on your eyes, leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water
- You can do this once or twice a week to see results
- Pineapple juice
Pineapples contain bromelain, a compound which helps prevent and fight wrinkles. This is also a natural AHA which removes dead skin cells. You can simply massage the juice on your eyes then rinse off after 15 minutes. This can be repeated several times a week.
- Cleaning with cool water
Drinking around 8 glasses a day is great for keeping skin hydrated from within and on the outside, washing your face and eyes with cool water improves blood circulation and delays aging. Just remember the water shouldn’t be too cold because it could damage capillaries.
- Papaya and honey
This tropical fruit mixed with honey is a natural remedy that has been used for ages to improve skin health and texture. You just mash the papaya with honey and apply all over your face, including the eye area. Leave it for 20 minutes then rinse off to reveal beautiful skin.
Yet another ancient natural remedy for skin problems, this can also treat the fine lines around eyes. You simply make a paste of the mashed fenugreek leaves and water and apply it on and around the eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse off.
Ginger provides a heap of skin benefits, including promoting even skin tone, increasing radiance and slowing down aging. To reap the benefits of ginger, try to eat a piece every day with a tablespoon of honey.
This popular fruit has an abundance of vitamin A, C and E and helps to improve skin texture and slow down aging. Simply mash a banana and gently rub it on your eyes, then rinse off after 15 minutes.
Carrots are not only great for our eyes but also for our skin. They are rich in Vitamin A especially, and other nutrients and antioxidants which help in smoothing skin and reducing wrinkles. For easier application, it’s best to boil carrots first to soften them and then mix with honey. Apply the puree on your eyes and leave for ten minutes then rinse off.
The vitamin E in almonds is beneficial for protecting skin from damage and preventing premature aging. You can munch on them as a perfect healthy snack or apply almond oil directly to the skin. Great either way!
- Castor oil
Castor oil improves blood circulation and moisturization of skin and it has been shown to be able to boost production of elastin and collagen. You can dip cotton wool in the oil and massage gently around the eyes and even leave it in overnight to rinse off in the morning.
This herb contains compounds that improve blood circulation, increase elasticity, and reduce fine lines. In addition, it’s really skin friendly and can minimize puffiness and redness. You can add it to your food or apply rosemary oil (with another carrier oil) directly on the skin.
Avocados are great for your skin, inside and out. They are rich in skin boosting vitamins, including A and E, and protect and moisturize skin in addition to stimulating collagen production. As a treatment to reduce wrinkles, mash an avocado and put it on your skin. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes then rinse with cool water.
Don’t hesitate to incorporate these great natural remedies in your routine as soon as possible
So, include these natural home remedies in your skin care routine to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes and reveal beautiful, healthy, youthful skin.