It is impossible to prevent the signs of aging completely, but there are many simple home remedies that can make a big difference, softening dark circles under eyes, soothing puffy eyes and diminishing wrinkles. Although these natural solutions come with no guarantees, they are quick and easy and definitely worth a try.
Dark circles occur when the capillaries under your eyes leak, allowing red blood cells into the surrounding skin. This isn’t anything to worry about, but as the skin under your eyes is weak, the lost blood cells create a bruise-like effect: dark circles.
Cucumber slices are an excellent cure for dark circles, as they both cool the eyes and cause the blood vessels to constrict, reducing their visibility. Refrigerated tea bags have a similar effect, and, if neither of these are available to you, cold spoons will do in a pinch.
You can also fight dark circles by increasing the amount of water that you drink and limiting your exposure to the sun.
Puffy eyes are caused by the build up of fluid in the tissue around the eye. To get rid of them, you should tackle them as you would with any other kind of swelling: apply cold things, and keep the area elevated.
A refrigerated tea bag is an excellent home remedy for puffy eyes. Not only does the coolness reduce the swelling, but the tea itself also has an astringent effect.
Keep your head elevated when you sleep by using extra pillows. This will help some of the excess fluid to drain away.
Drink cranberry juice. This juice works as a diuretic and helps to get rid of some of the excess fluid that is hanging around under your eyes.
Place cucumber slices on your eyes. This traditional cure-all will not only cool your eyes, but will also encourage your swollen blood vessels to constrict.
Wrinkles around the eyes
There are few home remedies for wrinkles: they are truly an inescapable sign of aging. However, there are ways to try and prevent them altogether, as well as creams that can lessen their impact.
Be sure to wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only do UV rays cause more than 80% of your skin’s aging, but squinting in the sunlight encourages wrinkles to appear.
Also eat lots of fresh fruit and veg, as these are rich in vitamins that are good for the skin. If you are looking for an anti-wrinkle cream to go around the eyes, be sure to choose one that uses natural ingredients to prevent irritating your eyes, such as green tea and hyularonic acid, and look for ones that are rich in Vitamins A, C and E.