There’s nothing fine about fine lines. Thankfully, you don’t need to avoid mirrors to get away from unwanted wrinkles, lines, and creases in your skin. There is a range of all-natural treatments for under-eye wrinkles, and we’ve collected 4 of the very best you can start using today. Fine lines and wrinkles may be a natural part of getting older, but no one said they had to be permanent. Although wrinkles are natural – and lines around the eyes are often some of the first to appear as we age – treating these unwanted lines and shapes may be easier than you think. Even better, you won’t need to look for a Botox referral or shell out hundreds of dollars on expensive creams and salves to try and look younger. In fact, there is a range of all-natural solutions to turn back the clock and smooth out wrinkles around your eyes – and we’re going to let you in on 4 of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry right now. But first, let’s talk about why you’re noticing more eye wrinkles and lines…
What Causes Wrinkles Around the Eyes?
Unfortunately, the skin around your eyes is up to 10x thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, which creates a delicate surface for wrinkles, creases, and fine lines to develop. With such a thin layer of skin, it doesn’t take much of a breakdown in collagen for the skin surrounding your eyes to lose its elasticity and begin to sag (which may lead to asymmetrical eyes). It’s this loss of firmness that leads to the wrinkles and lines that you’d rather do without. Of course, it’s not just the natural decrease in collagen production that contributes to eye wrinkles (though collagen does begin to decrease by roughly 1% every year after you blow out the candles on your 30th birthday cake). Further contributing factors to wrinkles around the eyes include:
- UV exposure
- Environmental damage
- Genetic factors
You’re also more susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes if you’ve got lighter skin. This is because those with darker skin types have more pigment, which acts as natural sun protection and helps slow the rate of collagen loss. But enough about the cause of wrinkles, let’s talk about how to get rid of lines under your eyes with the following 4 all-natural beauty hacks.
Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment #1 – Use Sunscreen to Reduce the Effects of Harmful UV Rays
How much time do you spend outdoors with the sun on your face? And how much of that time is your skin protected against harmful UV rays? Time outdoors is crucial to your physical and mental health (something we’ve all learned during the pandemic), but the sun can hurt as much as it helps. This is because the sun’s rays prompt the formation of free radicals within your skin. These free radicals damage elastin fibers and contribute to fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes. For this reason, minimizing sun damage is key if you want to reduce lines under the eyes. Although it can be tough to apply sunscreen literally every day, consider finding a moisturizer with SPF formulation to keep wrinkles from forming. BONUS TIP: Overuse of your facial muscles contributes to wrinkles and lines, especially crow’s feet. Try wearing sunglasses outdoors to avoid squinting, which will help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles associated with repetitive facial expressions.
Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment #2 – Boost Collagen Production with Face Yoga
We’ve discussed the way a lack of collagen leads to wrinkles and fine lines, so it makes sense that increasing your collagen levels can help undo the damage. Thankfully, collagen isn’t a one-way stream. Just because your body has slowed its production doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to kickstart things and improve the elasticity of your skin. If you’re short on time and not looking to sink thousands into your skincare routine, add daily Face Yoga for an all-natural collagen boost. By massaging and stretching your facial muscles, Face Yoga helps to boost circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage. As toxins leave your skin and nutrients are brought to the outer layer (the dermis), you’ll be helping to promote healthy cells that stimulate collagen production. That’s how you start melting those fine lines and smoothing your face without going under the knife. Best of all, the benefits of regular Face Yoga have been peer-reviewed and confirmed by scientific studies, so you can boost your appearance with confidence.
Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment #3 – Use Olive Oil’s Antioxidant Properties to Reduce Fine Lines
We’re guessing you probably have olive oil in your home already, but that pantry staple can actually be added to your skincare routine to help reduce under-eye wrinkles. And we’re not talking about adding it to your meals! Instead, you can leverage olive oil’s natural ingredients – it’s packed with Vitamin E and Vitamin K – to keep your skin supple and healthy. Using olive oil in your skincare routine works because olive oil acts as an antioxidant, which means it prevents oxidation. And since oxidation is a process that can produce free radicals, which can damage skin cells and lead to premature wrinkles and fine lines. To create a home remedy out of olive oil, here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Apply a drop of olive oil to your wrinkles
- Gently massage the olive oil into your skin
- Leave the olive oil on your skin for 10 minutes
- Rinse with water and pat dry
And if using your home’s olive oil as a skincare booster feels odd, just remember that olive oil is ALREADY an ingredient in a range of personal care products from soap to lotions, facewash to body wash.
Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment #4 – Apply a Cucumber and Yoghurt Anti-Ageing Face Mask
You probably already know that cucumber can be used to help calm irritated skin and ease blood flow around the eyes, which helps reduce puffiness and bloated eyes (all thanks to cucumber’s flavonoids that act like little ice packs). But did you know cucumber can be turned into a DIY skincare cream that unlocks anti-aging properties? Here’s how you make your anti-aging face mask and save hundreds of dollars on skincare and help get rid of wrinkles around the eyes at home. The ingredients you’ll need include:
- Half a cucumber
- Two tablespoons of plain yogurt
That’s it! Puree your cucumber and combine it with your yogurt until you’ve got a thick mixture. Apply this mixture to your skin and leave for 15 minutes to enjoy the maximum benefits. This hack to reduce lines under the eyes is so effective because cucumber contains Vitamin C and caffeic acid, both antioxidants that help fight off wrinkles and creases. As a bonus, yogurt is an exfoliating agent that helps clear dead skin and dirt. Used together these all-natural products clean, hydrate, soothe and protect your skin against wrinkles, creases, and fine lines.
How to Treat Under Eye Wrinkles at Home
There are only so many filters or creative angles you can use to hide fine lines and wrinkles. Although your skin naturally loses some elasticity as you age, you’re able to stimulate natural collagen production and reverse course. Just as you can hit the gym to target specific parts of your body, you can use Face Yoga to target specific wrinkles on your face from smile lines to crow’s feet and frown lines. Treating eye wrinkles at home is easy when you’ve got a step-by-step roadmap to follow, and we’ve created a custom facial exercise program just for you. Simply complete the quick and easy quiz below to unlock your new Face Yoga program.