The area under and around your eyes is the thinnest area of skin on your face. It’s the most delicate and sensitive area, making it often the first to show signs of aging. Sun exposure, poor diet, hectic lifestyle and many other factors may make under eye wrinkles unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take action to delay the process.
The slowing of collagen and elastin production is the main cause of under eye wrinkles. To help remedy this problem all you need is a few household items and a few extra minutes in the day.
Coconut milk, cream and oil are all known for battling under eye wrinkles. The coconut helps to actually repair layers of skin, providing moisture and other vitamins (like Vitamin E) necessary to reverse signs of aging around the eyes.
To apply to the under eye area simply add a touch of coconut oil and let it sit for 4-5 minutes, maximum. Wipe the oil off with damp cotton and repeat daily for at least one month. If you already have a fairly oily complexion you will want to wipe the oil off after a few minutes and repeat every other day for best results.
Avocado helps to improve your skin’s texture and to reduce under eye wrinkles. The fruit’s anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce puffiness, while the fatty acids will help keep the skin around your eyes hydrated. It’s also rich in vitamins B and E that help to fight against premature signs of aging.
To apply under the eyes simply take a quarter of an avocado and mash it to a paste. Smear around your eyes and let sit for at least 5 minutes. For optimum results, continue applying on a regular basis to prevent under eye wrinkles from reappearing in the future.
One of the most common natural treatments for under eye wrinkles is cucumber. From thin slices to the juice, the cucumber has extreme hydrating and repairing properties for under eye wrinkles. They are high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and potassium, and are about 90% water, making them the ultimate moisturizer.
To use on your eyes simply place a thin slice of cucumber over your eyes and let sit for about 10-15 minutes. Or you can choose to use the juice, by applying lightly to the under eye area before you apply any of your daily products.
Bananas are rich in vitamins C, A and B, which help protect your skin against under eye wrinkles. The nutrients found in bananas will also help fight against the damages of free radicals to the cells tissue, preventing the appearance of deep signs of again.
To apply mash a ripe banana and mix with one teaspoon of rose water or plain yogurt (if you already have fairly oily skin use just the banana). Smear the mixture around the eyes and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and dry the area before applying your daily products and makeup. Repeat at least once a week to help prevent under eye wrinkles.