Homemade remedies for under-eye wrinkles

Okay, so you have a skin care regimen that could be used as a tutorial. Your routine is flawless. Great. But are you taking care of your under-eye skin?

Most women tend to believe that under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines, and so forth happen to people in their middle-age. But look around you – the air is full of pollutants, global warming is causing summers to be more severe, and we are putting up with a lot more stress in our life, be it at work, or in our relationships, compared to earlier generations. The overall effect shows up on our skin. And the first to go under is the under-eye skin as this area has less collagen and elastin.

Beyond the twenties, your skin anyway slows down the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, skin stars to become fragile and loose. Your skin also loses chemicals called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which keep it moist. You should, thus, start taking care of your under-eye skin right in your twenties.

Remedies for under-eye wrinkles

You need not depend on expensive under-eye creams and gels, which come loaded with chemicals. You can try natural ingredients and remedies.

Certain oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, etc, are very effective in keeping under-eye wrinkles at bay. Besides, fruits such as pineapple, papaya, grapes, and avocado, and herbs such as fenugreek, aloe vera, and rosemary, work wonders. Some of these fruits boost collagen and elastin that keeps the skin firm, while others lock in moisture, and combat the damage caused by free radicals. This is owing to the presence of vitamins A, C, E, and K, and other antioxidants in them. Milk, yogurt, and finely ground coffee beans also help.

What else you can do

You also need to be smart in your everyday life – when going out, use a good sunscreen. Apply it at least 20 minutes before you leave your house. And of course, do not smoke. Drink plenty of water – six to eight glasses, depending on your build. Quit binging on junk food, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and learn to de-stress. Get enough sleep – lack of sleep is one of the main causes of damage to the under skin.

Try the coffee-based under-eye pack.

Coffee has a powerful antioxidant activity that can reduce the damage caused by free radicals to your skin. It can delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, put an end to uneven pigmentation, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Here’s how you can make the pack.

Take finely ground coffee powder and mix it with an equal amount of cocoa. Make a paste by mixing in a bit of honey. Apply on your under-eye area, face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and use a soft towel to pat your skin dry. Your skin will feel refreshed.

 

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