The skin around the eyes is more prone to wear and tear. It can be caused by the mechanical action of squinting and blinking. The often puffy look can be attributed to retention of oil by the skin. The muscle tone around the eye weakens and the skin loses its elasticity as your age increases. It may also result in the formation of crow’s feet and bags under the eyes. To slow down the aging process, you need to follow a few do’s and don’ts:
- Get enough sleep
- Don’t rub your eyes. Rubbing stretches the thin eye, skin and encourages bugs.
- Use a moisturizer – heavy on the eyelid, lightly, on the under eye – night and day.
- Eye exercise done regularly increase blood flow to the eye.
Tips used for skin care around the eyes
Apply 3-4 drops of honey on the eyelids and the darkened areas, massage gently. Repeat it every day and you will notice diminishing of wrinkles under your eyes.
Cucumber juice & rose water
Mix 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice with half teaspoon of rose water. Apply this mixture around the eyes and leave it for 30 mins. Repeat it for 2-3 weeks to remove dark circles.
Dip a pad of cotton wool in curd and place it on the eyelids for 15-20 mins.This reduces the under eye darkness.
Lime juice and cold water
Mix 4 teaspoons of lime juice with 1 cup of ice water. Dip a cotton pad in it and place it on the eyelids for 10-15 mins. It works good for strained eyes.
Lime juice and tomato juice
Mix 1 teaspoon of tomato juice with half teaspoon lime juice. Massage gently around the darkened areas and let it remain for 30mins.Wash it off with cold water. Repeat it weekly thrice for bright and sparkling eyes.
Dip a cotton wool in cold milk and place it on the eyes for 10mins. It gives relief from strained and reddish eyes.
Almond oil and honey
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of honey with a ½ teaspoon of almond oil. Apply it around the eyes before bed. Try this weekly, twice for visible result.
Take 2 tablespoons of tea decoction and put it in the fridge for 1/2 hour. Dip cotton balls in it and keep it on your eyes. Relax for 20 minutes. Try this twice a week for relief from strained eyes.
Apply the juice or paste of nutmeg (Jaji Kaya, jathiphala) around the eyes. Leave it for 10 mins.Repeat this for 10-15 days. It works effectively with the people suffering with insomnia (Nidra Lemi).
Tea leaves and ice cubes
Take 3 teaspoons of boiled tea leaves and mashed ice cubes in a cloth. Place the cloth on the eyes and relax for 10mins.This gives good relaxation for strained eyes.
Dip a cotton wool in rose water and place it on eyelids. Relax for 5 mins. It results best for burning eyes.
Grate a raw potato in a cloth and place it on the eyes. Relax for 10 mins to get relief from puffy eyes.
Ice reduces oil production from skin pores, redness & swelling of acne, puffiness under the eye and improves circulation in the skin.
Hydrate your body
Drinking water helps the eyes from puffiness so it also ejects waste from the face, so it’s better to hydrate the body whenever eyes seems to be tired and droopy.
Apply a thin coat of castor oil on the eyelashes and eyebrows every night. It strengthens eye lashes and cools the eyes.
Fruits and vegetables
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables like carrots, drumstick, spinach, papaya and mangoes. All these are rich in beta carotene, which helps to have healthy eyes.
Oil & glycerine
Regularly apply oil mixed with glycerin to your eye lashes and eye brows to keep them dense and dark.
Take a vitamin diet to make eyes brighter. (Papaya, eggs, fish, milk, cilantro, etc.,) Wash eyes with cold water to get sparkling eyes.
Soak amla overnight in water and use this water the next morning to wash the eyes.
This home made tips are very essential because nowadays no one is having such a time to go to a parlor and have a make up for the eyes especially, so these can be preferable as these are easily & naturally available in the market and also cost ineffective.