NATURAL REMEDIES FOR UNDER EYE CARE
1. COOL CUCUMBER
Cucumbers have been used for years and years as a home remedy for puffy eyes. You’ve seen it, but maybe you’ve wondered why it works. Cucumbers contain antioxidants and flavonoids that help with redness, swelling and irritation. Use cool cucumber for extra puffy eye relief. Place a cool slice on each eye and take a rest for 30 minutes. Afterward you’ll feel nice and refreshed.
2. RAW POTATO SLICES
Try using sliced potatoes in place of cucumbers. They stay cool longer and contain an astringent that helps remove the water from under the eyes. You can also make a finely ground potato poultice by grating raw potato and placing it in a few layers of cheesecloth. Lay over the eyes and reap the benefits.
Whole milk is most commonly used, but soy milk works too. Dip a cotton ball into cold milk and squeeze off the excess. Place on eyes to help shrink the under-eye tissue.
4. GREEN OR BLACK TEA
Tea bags are another popular home remedy. Green and black teas contain caffeine which constrict the tiny blood vessels in the skin around the eyes. Caffeinated tea also contains tannins which stimulate blood circulation. To make it work, place two tea bags in a mug of hot water. Remove and let the tea bags cool to room temperature and place on eyes for 15-30 minutes. Doing this once or twice a week can help tighten the skin under the eyes, as well as provide soothing benefits.
5. CHAMOMILE TEA
Chamomile tea doesn’t have caffeine but it does have significant anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Chamomile is used to treat maladies all over the body so no surprise that it also revives tired, puffy eyes and reduces redness. It can also provide relief for conjunctivitis and pink eye.
6. EGG WHITES
Beat up an egg white and apply it with a brush or your fingers under the eyes. As it dries, it will tighten and tone the skin. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes then gently rinse. It can also stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation.
DARK CIRCLE UNDER THE EYE REMEDIES
Even if it might sound incredible, dark circles can be reduced by applying potato slices before sleeping.
Potatoes are quite rich in vitamins and minerals that work wonders for tired skin and wrinkles. This vegetable refreshes and softens the complexion and is great for any type of skin.
Cosmetic treatments that contain potato are really efficient in getting rid of wrinkles, dark circles and eyes red with tiredness.
This treatment will definitely be useful in case of having your eyes red and watery from all that time spent on the computer.
To improve the appearance of the area around your eyes, clean, wash and then slice a potato.
o Apply the fresh slices on your eyes and let it rest for 15 minutes.
o Then remove them and rinse your eyes with cold water.
For a better result you can repeat this procedure in the morning and evening. At this rate traces of dark circles and fatigue might disappear even after just one week.
2. Rose water
Rose water has antioxidants properties and it also contains Vitamin C and A. It is used in cosmetic products but also in many treatments as it does a lot of good for the skin.
Rose water revives tired skin making it more radiant and contributing to the natural glow of any complexion. It is known to be very effective for irritation, redness and inflammation of eyes.
So if you need to refresh your eye area, soak two disks in a bit of rose water and apply them on your eyes for about 5-10 minutes.
3. Cucumber juice
Cucumber juice can be extremely useful for the area around your eyes.
It has a refreshing effect and you will relax your eyes. Works even to take your stress away.
All you have to do is to soak two disks in a small amount of cucumber juice (just grate the cucumber to get the juice) and let it work for 15 minutes.
Chamomile has numerous great benefits to offer in order to help you relieve your stress and relax easily. You can also drink some chamomile tea before bedtime if your dark circles are caused by stress and fatigue.
Another method is to insert an unused chamomile tea bag in a bit of mineral water and with which you can then moisten two cotton pads.
Apply them on your eyes for 10 minutes.
5. Fruit and vegetables
Eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid exhausting your eyes late at night by reading or sitting at the computer too long.
Home Remedies for Wrinkles
In order to get wrinkle-free face, many people, especially women go for dermal fillers, Botox injections and many other dangerous methods. Off course, these scientific methods will work great once, but after a few months, your skin will get worse. Before thinking of getting any Botox or dermal filler, let’s take a look at these natural home remedies for wrinkles.
1. Milk Powder
Take 2 tablespoons of honey, 4 tablespoons of milk powder and 2 tablespoons of warm water. Mix them all together. Apply it on the face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off thoroughly. Honey will give your skin a glow while milk powder will make your skin softer and wrinkle-free.
Pineapple contains vitamin C, which is great for skin, especially if you are trying to get rid of wrinkles. Apply pineapple pulp on your skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. You can also use pineapple juice to massage your face. Do this in a circular motion. It will improve the blood circulation, tone your skin, and remove wrinkles.
3. Coconut Oil
Apply warm coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil will make your skin firm and lift your face.
Mash a banana in a bowl with the help of a fork (fork works well than any masher). Mash until you don’t get a cream like consistency. Apply it on the face evenly and leave it for half an hour. Rinse thoroughly. Do not rub your skin until it dries out.
Tea provides many benefits along with the wrinkle-free skin. Green tea also works great. Therefore, drink tea on a daily basis. This will detoxify your skin and give you a fresh younger looking skin.
Take a fresh cucumber and cut it into thin slices. Place it on the face. Cucumber will soften the skin and remove wrinkles.
Tomato is a very effective home remedy for face wrinkles. Eat a tomato daily. This will tighten your skin and give your cheeks natural redness. You can also apply tomato pulp on your face and neck. It will give you instant brightening and younger looking skin.
8. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a great home remedy for face wrinkles. It hydrates and returns the lost moisture to your skin. Mix a few drops of lemon in it while massaging the face. It will make your face radiant, bright and wrinkle-free. Use olive oil in cooking and on salads for better and younger skin.
9. Almond Oil
A few drops of almond oil can really help in getting rid of those stressing crow’s feet. Take 1-2 drops of almond oil on your fingertips and apply it on under eye skin. This is the best home remedy for wrinkles under eyes.
Rub watermelon skin on your face. Leave it for 5-7 minutes. Then, wash it off with cold water. This will freshen up your dull skin and make it really smooth.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Drinking water will hydrate your body and face.
12. Honey & Lemon
Whether you intake honey or apply it externally, it works wonder. Take honey and lemon juice in an equal amount and mix them well. Apply it on your face. This will make your facial skin tight and wrinkle-free. This will also remove the tanning.
Else, wash your face with warm water and apply honey on your face. Rub gently, and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then, after washing your face with warm water, rub an ice cube.
Take some rice powder. Mix rose water and milk in it so as to make a thick smooth paste. Apply this face pack on your wet face, and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. This pack will tighten and brighten your skin, removing wrinkles.
Papaya is a very good option for removing wrinkles and fine lines. Take a piece of papaya and mash it. Add honey to it and apply it on the neck and face. It is a very effective natural remedy for wrinkles and will bring glow on your face.
15. Rose Water
Take turmeric and add honey and rose water in it. Make a fine paste and apply it on your neck and face. Repeat this once a week.
Note- Do not use this face mask more than once a week as it can make your skin dry.
16. Vitamin E Oil
Massage with vitamin E oil on the face on a daily basis can remove wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet.
17. Egg White
Take an egg and separate the white part. Mix 2 tablespoons each of glycerine and rosewater in the white part and stir well. Apply this on your wrinkles. This is a very good home remedy for wrinkles on hands and face.
You can also apply egg white directly beneath the eye skin to cure the crow’s feet.
Apricot is a very rich source of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Take 2 apricots, de seed them and make a puree. Add 2 tablespoons of honey, small amount of cold milk and juice of 1 whole lime in the apricot puree. Apply this on the face and neck. After 10 minutes, wash your face with water and pat dry. Apply a good quality moisturiser. Apricot will nourish your skin while lemon will tighten your fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
20. Sandalwood Powder
Sandalwood is a very ancient remedy and has been used from olden times in order to get perfect, glowy and wrinkle-free skin. Take sandalwood powder and mix rosewater in it. Make a smooth paste and apply it on your wet face. Sandalwood powder will bring a glow to your face; rosewater will give your skin a rosy look, as well as make your skin wrinkle-free. It is also a good remedy for acne.
Take a piece of ginger and chop it. Add 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Eat daily in the morning at sunrise. This will work as a defensive home remedy against wrinkles.
Take 3-4 strawberries and mash them. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Take an avocado and take out the pulp. Mash it and apply it on the face. Avocado is full of vitamin E, which will nourish your dry skin, making it tight.
Consumption of garlic on a daily basis can slow down the ageing, and your skin will look wrinkle-free for a long time.
Nuts are a rich source of minerals and calories. If consumed daily, the wrinkles will get reduced, and your face will become shiny and glowy.
26. Rosehip Oil
Take a few drops of rosehip oil on your palms and apply it on your face and neck. This will help in reducing the wrinkles.
27. Metal Spoon
Take a metal spoon and put in the refrigerator. Leave it overnight. In the morning, put the convex side of the spoon on under eye skin. This will help to tighten the under eye skin.
Take a slice of apple and cut it into pieces. Put it in a blender and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend it to make a fine paste, and apply evenly on the neck and skin. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon of mint, and half cucumber (chopped). Put it in a blender and blend it well. After blending, put this mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Apply it on your face and neck in order to get bright and younger looking skin. Wash it off with warm water.
30. Rose Lotion
This is a very moisturising and nourishing home remedy for dry skin and wrinkles. Take rose water, glycerine and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients together. Store it in a bottle. Use it on your whole body and face. This will provide nourishment to your skin 24 hours.
31. Aloe Vera
Cut a leaf of aloe vera and take out the gel part. Apply it on your face, leave it for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Repeat this on a daily basis.
Take 1 tablespoon of curd and mix a pinch of turmeric powder in it. Apply it on your face. This home remedy will make your skin soft and wrinkle-free.
34. Milk Cream Face Pack
Take milk cream and add lime juice to it. Mix it well and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash thoroughly.
35. Lime and Olive Oil
Take lime juice in a bowl and add olive oil to it. Mix it well and apply it on the face and neck. Rinse thoroughly. This will make your skin soft and keep the wrinkles away.
36. Apple Face Pack
Boil an apple and mash it using a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and milk powder in it. Mix it well and apply it on the face and neck. Leave it for at least 15 minutes. Wash it off.
37. Yogurt Mask
Take 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, ¼ cup of banana and ½ tablespoon of orange juice. Mix all the ingredients well and apply evenly on the face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. This will make your face wrinkle-free and glowy.
38. Cucumber Face Mask
Blend the mint leaves and cucumber in a blender. Add 1 egg white to this blend and mix it well. Apply it on your face and neck. Egg white will tighten your skin and cucumber will bring a shine on your skin, reducing the wrinkles.
39. Egg & Honey Face Pack
Take an egg white and add 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Then, add 4 drops each of sandalwood essential oil and fennel essential oil in it. Mix it well and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash thoroughly. This pack will work as an anti- wrinkle face pack.
40. Lentil Mask
Take ½ cup of tomato puree and ½ cup of lentil powder and mix them well. Apply it on the face and neck. Wash off with cold water after 12-15 minutes.
41. Cabbage Juice
Take 30 ml of cabbage juice in a bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Apply this juice on your face, once a day.
42. Coconut Oil, Beetroot and Carrot Juice Mixture
Mix the three ingredients and apply it on a daily basis to reduce wrinkles.