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Home remedies for under eye wrinkles and dark circles

The skin in the area under the eye is very thin. This makes it susceptible to signs of aging like wrinkles.

But apart from the natural aging process there are other factors that cause under eye wrinkles and dark circles.

The UV radiation of the sun creates free radicals in our skin. This free radicals destroy the protein collagen. This protein keeps your skin wrinkle free and firm.

Smoking is another factor which cause wrinkle formation.

Environmental factors such as dry weather or pollution also can contribute to under eye wrinkles.

Dark circles are formed due to lack of sleep.

Both under eye wrinkles and dark circles can be treated with our home remedies which are mentioned below.

1. Antioxidant rich coffee bean facial mask

As mentioned above free radicals damage the skins collagen. Antioxidants fight these free radicals to restore skin health. Coffee is rich in antioxidants. Hence daily use of the face mask will help the skin to absorb antioxidants and fight wrinkles.

Requirements: - Coffee bean powder, cocoa powder and honey

How to use? - Take equal proportion of coffee and cocoa powder. Mix this with honey to make a paste. Apply this under your eyes and keep for 20 minutes. Wash you face with warm water and dry with a soft towel. Do this every day.

2. Fenugreek Face Pack for dark circles

Fenugreek is an ancient remedy for treating skin wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.

Requirements: - Few fresh fenugreek leaves

How to use: - mash a few fenugreek leaves with water. You will get a fine paste. Apply this paste around the eyes. Leave this paste for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Then dry with soft towel. Do this once a week.

3. The cucumber face mask for blood circulation

Cucumber is known for its water content. It has a cooling effect on the eyes. It can also improve blood circulation around the eyes. Eyes often appear dark due to poor blood flow.

Cucumber is full of antioxidants. This helps in skin protection and improves the production of collagen which will prevent wrinkles.

Requirements: - Cucumber puree and yogurt

How to use? – Mix the cucumber puree with a little yogurt. Apply this mixture over your eyes. Rinse with warm water and dry with soft towel. Do this one or twice a week.

4. Vitamin from coconut oil and turmeric

Vitamin E is essential for skin maintenance. Coconut oil contains lots of vitamin E. This paste works by hydrating the skin. Dehydrated skin is primary cause for wrinkles.

Requirements: - Coconut oil, Turmeric powder and Almond oil.

How to use? - Take a pinch of turmeric powder and add it to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix this well and apply on your eyes. Leave this for 25 minutes. Wash with cool water and dry with soft towel. You can also use almond oil. Do this every day for one time a day.

5. Aloe Vera Face Pack

Aloe Vera has nourishing properties which are effective in treating wrinkles. These properties also help to restore skin smoothness. The antioxidants Vitamin E and C protect the skin and prevent aging by boosting collagen and elastin production.

Requirements: - Aloe Vera Gel, Cucumber juice and Yogurt

How to use? – Mix 2 parts of aloe vera gel with 1 part of yogurt. Add 5 parts of cucumber juice. Apply this mixture on your eyes. Massage gently for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and dry with soft towel. Do this once a day.

6. Olive oil massage for Vitamin E and K

Olive oil is full of vitamins E and K. Both are antioxidants which keep your skin healthy. Olive oil also hydrates the skin. This will prevent dry sky which in turn will prevent formation of wrinkles.

Requirements: - Olive oil

How to use? - What you will need: Apply a few drops of olive oil to your eye wrinkles. Gently massage the skin with the oil. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse your eyes with water and wipe them. Do this regularly for maximum benefits.

7. Castor oil massage for collagen production

Castor oil use is well known to improve skin elasticity. This it does by promoting the production of collagen. This is a protein that is responsible to keep your skin wrinkle free. Castor oil also moisturises your skin and promotes blood circulation around the eyes. This can prevent dark circles.

Requirements: - Castor oil and some cotton

How to use:- Dip the cotton ball in castor oil. Apply it around your eyes. Massage gently. Leave this overnight. Wash of your eyes when you wake up. Do this twice a week.

8. Antioxidant rich carrot facial mask

Carrot is rich in Vitamin A and other antioxidants. It is a wonderful for your skin when you eat it. But it is a great face mask which can help to protect your skin. Being full with antioxidants the carrot facial wrap can prevent eye wrinkles.

Requirements: - Fresh carrots and honey

How to use: - First you need to boil a few slices of carrots till they become soft. Mash the slices with honey to make a paste. Apply this paste around your eyes. Keep it for around ten minutes and then rinse with warm water. Do this twice a week.

9. Yogurt face mask for exfoliation

Yogurt is a rich source of alpha-hydroxy acids. These acids are a natural form of exfoliants. Exfoliation is a process that helps in clearing the skin of dead cells and promotes new tissue growth. This keeps the skin wrinkle free and smooth.

Requirements: - Yogurt, Honey and a few drops of rose water.

How to use? - Mix the yogurt, honey and rose water in one cup to get a paste. Apply this paste on your eye wrinkles. Keep it for around 20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and dry it with a soft towel. Do this once a day.

10. Avocado facial mask for skin health

Avocado is a fruit that is rich in the antioxidants vitamins A and E. it is also excellent for hydrating the skin. Overall it is a good fruit for enhancing skin health.

Requirements: - one fresh avocado.

How to use: - Mash the avocado in a cup. Make a paste out of it. Apply this paste around your eyes. Leave it for twenty minutes and then rinse with warm water. Repeat this twice a week. You can use avocado oil as a substitute for the fruit.

11. Papaya and honey facial mask for dark circles

Papaya has many nutrients that can nourish skin around the eye and reduce wrinkles. This facial mask is good for dark circles and deep wrinkles.

Requirements: - Fresh papaya and honey

How to use: - Mash a slice of papaya in a cup. Add honey and mix well. Apply this face mask around your eyes and dark circles. Leave it for around 25 minutes and then wash with cool water. Repeat this for twice a week.

12. Milk powder facial mask

Milk powder is rich in lactic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids, which exfoliate dead epithelial cells. It stimulates the growth of healthy skin tissues, which restores skin elasticity and smoothness.

Requirements: - Milk powder, honey or rose water

How to use: - Mix the milk powder with honey or rose water to get a paste. Apply the milk powder paste around the eyes and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat once or twice a week.

13. Banana face mask for skin nourishment

Bananas are rich in vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins keep the skin hydrated and nourished. Hence a banana paste is good for your skin. 

Requirements: - one ripe banana

How to use: - Mash the banana in a cup. Make a pulp. Rub this pulp gently on the eye area. Leave this on for 20 minutes. Then wash with cool water and dry with soft towel. Repeat this every day.

More tips to get rid of under eye wrinkles and dark circles

The above remedies can help you get rid of both wrinkles and dark circles. In addition to the above remedies you can follow the tips given below for under eye wrinkles and dark circles.

Healthy diet for wrinkles

As mentioned in some of the remedies above food rich in antioxidants are the key to looking young. Free radicals generated due to the suns UV rays and other reasons damage the collagen present in our skin.

To get rid of these free radicals it is important to consume a diet rich in anti-oxidants. As antioxidants can neutralize free radicals.

Consume lots of fruits and vegetables. Many proteins are also needed to grow and maintain skin tissue. Eat lean meats, fish and eggs for good protein. Read about what foods reverse aging here.

Get plenty of sleep and stay hydrated

Drinking 8 glasses of water and sleeping for 8 hours is the key to preventing eye wrinkles and dark circles. Hydration is the key to avoid wrinkles. As dehydrated skin becomes dry and dry skin is susceptible to wrinkle formation.

Also dark circles are formed due to lack of sleep. So sleeping for 8 hours a day will ensure proper rest for your eyes.

Avoid too much sunlight and air pollution

As mentioned, the suns UV rays creates free radicals that damage the skin. Pollution also plays its part. You need to use a good sunscreen when you go out in the sun. Read about sun and skin care here.

Drink moderately

Alcohol makes us dehydrated. This is the reason why we feel thirsty after a night of binge drinking. Dehydration as mentioned above gives rise to dry skin which can in turn cause wrinkles. So drink moderately to look younger. Read about drinking alcohol and aging here.

In conclusion

The above mentioned remedies can help you to get rid of eye wrinkles and dark circles. Try them one by one for a few weeks and see which give you best results. Then use that one on a regular basis.

If your problem is eye wrinkles then I suggest you use the remedy that addresses only wrinkles, if it is both eye wrinkles and dark circles then try remedies which can get rid of both. Use the one that you feel is best for you.


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