Aging is a part of life. In fact, it’s the ultimate goal. We all want to live long, healthy, happy lives, which means aging is an essential inevitability. Wrinkles are our body’s way of telling the world the story of our life. As sentimental as that is, not all of us are happy about our laugh lines. If you want to reduce the appearance of your wrinkles,
Fine lines and wrinkles are totally normal – especially around the eye area. The skin around our eyes is thin and doesn’t produce oil like the rest of our face, so it’s especially susceptible to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Those eye wrinkles can take away from our face’s most important feature. As the saying goes, eyes are the window to the soul, and their appearance can make or break our confidence.
What’s worse, when you try to cover eye wrinkles with makeup, the makeup tends to settle in the creases, amplifying their appearance and making you feel even more self-conscious. The best option is to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles instead of trying to cover them up.
Ways to get rid of Eye Wrinkles
- Rosemary oil:
Massaging wrinkled skin can help stimulate blood flow. This increased blood flow aids in removing dirt and free radicals from the skin which are a major cause of elastin and collagen breakdown. Plus, a massage just feels good and can help you relax after a long day. But you shouldn’t massage skin without some type of lubricant. An excellent choice for a quick under-eye massage is rosemary oil. Rosemary oil helps tone skin and remove dryness while reducing the friction and pull that massage can cause.
To combine the benefits of massage and rosemary oil, dip your pointer and middle finger in a bowl of rosemary oil. Gently rub the oil from the inside corner of your eye near your nose to the outside of your eye near your temple. Then, rub back toward your nose. Now rub the skin of that same eye in an upward motion from near your nose to your temple and back again. That’s one repetition.
Even the delicate skin under your eyes needs exfoliation. If you don’t exfoliate away dead and dulling cells they can emphasize the appearance of fine lines and even make them worse. Exfoliating removes the excess top cells, instantly giving the skin a smoother and brighter appearance, and allows for your other products to penetrate the skin even deeper, giving you better results long-term.
Because your under eye skin is so thin, you need to be careful when choosing an exfoliator. Always opt for a formula designed to gently exfoliate near your eye area.
- Castor oil:
Castor oil is a rich moisturizer that can work to get rid of wrinkles under your eyes while keeping the skin soft and supple. To get the benefits of castor oil all night long, simply dip your pointer finger in a dish of castor oil and apply one swipe of the oil under your eye from your nose to your temple.
While you sleep, the castor oil puts moisture into your skin while at the same time forming a barrier that keeps that moisture from evaporating.
Cucumber, when applied topically, is an excellent way to put lots of moisture back into your skin. This moisture helps treat existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming. That’s why cucumber slices are placed over your eyes when you go to a spa.
But you can get the same healing at home without having to pay for expensive facials. Plus, the treatment method we describe below gets more of the healing cucumber in contact with your skin than just placing a slice over your eye.
First, cut off half of a cucumber and place it in a blender. Blend the cucumber until it’s slightly chunky. If you don’t have a blender, you can mash the cucumber with a fork. Apply the mash directly to the skin under your eyes and let sit for fifteen minutes. Then, remove the cucumber puree with lukewarm water and pat yourself dry with a soft towel. For an added benefit, cool the cucumber in the refrigerator first to tighten the skin and shrink pores.
- Olive oil:
Olive oil holds the distinction of being both a moisturizer (adding moisture to the skin) and a humectant (keeping moisture in the skin where it belongs). That’s probably why it’s been used for centuries to keep skin healthy and youthful. You too can use olive oil to rejuvenate skin and get rid of wrinkles under your eyes.
Simply warm two teaspoons of olive oil on the stove or in a microwave. The warmth of the oil helps it to penetrate to lower levels of skin where it can help restore your skin’s collagen and elastin.
Massage this warm oil into the skin under your eyes for five minutes.
- Rosehip oil:
If conventional remedies are not for you, don’t worry as there are a number of natural plants and herbs which you can use that can help replenish dull and ageing skin. One of our favorite natural remedies for ageing skin is rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is extremely rich in vitamin C, which as I shall go on to discuss, can help to boost your production of collagen and maintain the integrity of your skin. It also contains plenty of other nourishing nutrients to support ageing skin , such as beta-carotene and essential fatty acids like omega 3, to help keep your skin hydrated and to fight free-radical damage, the biggest cause of premature ageing.
- Healthy diet
Diet is an essential component to overall health, not just for weight loss and heart health but also for your skin. The food we eat plays a vital role in the way we look after all, we are what we eat.
A diet rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients will have an enormous impact on the way your skin looks. Some of the best foods we can eat to prevent aging skin and eye wrinkles include fatty fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dark chocolate and red wine. It’s important to eat a variety of these foods to ensure you’re getting all the good stuff your body needs to function. Eat all colors of the rainbow and look to include an array of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, vitamins A, C, E, D, K, B3, B5, choline, and folic acid
These treatments are great for getting rid of wrinkles under your eyes. But wrinkles don’t form there exclusively. They can also form around your mouth, on your forehead, and even on your neck and chest. And while any treatment is better than no treatment, sometimes you need a more effective solution.