Because the skin around the eyes is simply too thin and sensitive, it doesn’t really come as a surprise why some of the first few signs of aging are more visible in the area. While there are so many eye creams available on the market, not all of them can impress. Many of them come with very steep price tags but are incapable of delivering. If you’re unlucky, you may end up with something that contains toxic chemicals which can have a negative impact not only on your appearance but health in general too. Clearly, using eye creams can make you raise an eyebrow.
Fortunately for a health- and cost-conscious shopper like you, there are a handful of alternatives to those expensive eye creams. Many of the things you will need to get rid of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines in an all-natural way may already be found in your kitchen. Read on to know some natural and inexpensive ways of dealing with common problems with the eye area that tend to make you look old and weary.
Green Tea Bags
It’s no secret that green tea is packed with age-defying antioxidants. But did you know that it’s not just by drinking green tea that you may take advantage of those potent molecules?
Steep a couple of green tea bags in warm water for a few minutes. Squeeze out excess water and place them over your eyes. Let them stay there for about 20 minutes to give those antioxidants enough time to do wonders to your peepers. Once the time is up, don’t throw away those green tea bags. Stash them in the fridge and place over the eyes to deal with puffiness on days you failed to get enough sleep.
Excess water around the eyes can cause unsightly puffiness. A quick way to zap the problem is by placing a thin slice of potato on each eye to pull water out of the area.
Prior to putting slices of potato in place, wet your eyes with water first. Leave a potato slice on each eye for about 10 minutes to make sure that much of the water behind the puffiness is removed. Alternatively, you may grate a potato and place the pulp and juice over your eyes for the same amount of time.
Why purchase a bottle of expensive eye cream whose efficacy and ingredients are questionable when you can whip up your very own? This homemade remedy for various eye problems is made using only a couple of ingredients.
Put 1 1/4 cups of coconut oil in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Once hot, turn the heat to low. Grate beeswax until you come up with a couple of tablespoons of it. Dump everything in the saucepan. Mix with a spatula until the grated beeswax is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for a bit. Transfer everything in a small jar. Once completely cool, apply just like your regular eye cream.
Cold Whole Milk
While having your breakfast, you may also apply something on your eyes to help deal with fine lines and excessive dryness around the area. Such can be done with the help of milk.
Grab a cotton ball, dip it in cold milk and apply away. Make sure that you opt for whole milk as the fat content can help moisturize the skin around the eyes, thus improving the appearance of fine lines. It’s a good idea to apply cold milk in order to help deal with the puffiness too.