The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate and therefore requires special care. Just like the rest of your face and body, your under-eye area requires regular moisturising too. If you skimp on this essential step in your skincare routine, you could end up with under-eye circles, puffy and dry eyes *yikes*.
While applying an eye cream daily is important, you can also try these natural remedies that work really well to hydrate and moisturise your under-eye area. Read on to find out what they are…
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is full of moisturising properties that help to intensely hydrate the under-eye area. It acts as a barrier against environmental aggressors, calms puffiness and intensely nourishes the under eyes. Scrape the gel from the leaf and apply it to the under eyes. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with water.
Green tea bags
Drinking green tea is a great way to eliminate the toxins from the body leading to great skin. But did you know that placing green tea bags on your eyes helps to intensely hydrate your skin? The rejuvenating properties of green tea help to eliminate puffy eyes, skin dryness and brighten the under-eye area. Simply immerse two green tea bags in water and place them on your eyes.
All of us know of the cooling and hydrating properties of cucumber. They help calm the skin around your eyes, reduce puffiness and dark circles, and leave the entire eye area moisturised and hydrated. While placing slices of cucumber is one way to go, extracting the juice and applying it to the under eyes with a cotton pad proves to be a lot more effective.
Milk is a natural source of lactic acid and therefore it helps to even out skin texture. Additionally, milk is a great moisturiser and therefore helps to eliminate skin dryness in no time. Simply soak a cotton pad in cold milk and place these pads under your eyes to notice a difference in one application itself.