The ageing process is very natural and everyone undergoes this phase at their own pace. Generally, the ageing process starts when you are in your late 30s, this is the time when you start noticing age related changes like wrinkles, fine lines, greying of hair and dark circles start becoming prominent. Two most common issues faced by the people are wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes because the skin under the eyes is very thin as compared to the skin on the rest of the face. The under eye skin is more sensitive to the environment, chemicals and UV rays so it becomes thin and loses its elasticity. This is the first area in the face which shows the signs of ageing, so under eyes require special care and attention.
As the pandemic hit us, it has increased our screen time due to work from home and binge watching which had led to dark circles and wrinkles. The artificial light from the TV and laptop screens makes the skin dry and breaks down the collagen. Because of this the under eye area looks worn out and one might seem under the weather. Skin creams which have vitamin-A extract retinoids, antioxidants and collagen can help in reducing wrinkles and even out the skin tone. Before seeking medical treatment, you should try home remedies to treat dark circles and wrinkles.
1. Dark Circles
2. Cause Of Dark Circles
3. Home Remedies For Dark Circles
5. Causes of Wrinkles
6. Home Remedies for Wrinkles
7. FAQs – Comating Dark Circles And Wrinkles
Dark circles are a very common problem in men and women and there are a number of reasons that cause this. Even celebrities face this problem but don’t worry this can be resolved using natural home remedies.
Cause Of Dark Circles
Age- A common cause of dark circles under your eyes is ageing. The skin gets thinner as you grow old so the blood vessels under your skin are more visible which makes the skin under your eyes dark.
Strain ON Eyes- Increase in screen time can strain your eyes, because of which the blood vessels around the eyes could enlarge which will lead to dark circles under your eyes.
Dehydration- This is one of the most common causes of dark circles. When your body doesn’t get the amount of water it needs, the skin under the eyes starts looking dull and dark.
Home Remedies For Dark Circles
1. Cold Compress
When the blood vessels are dilated, it can darken the under eyes. A cold compress will constrict the blood vessels which lightens the dark circles.
Take thick slices of cucumber or grate it and let it chill in the freezer for about 45-50 minutes. Then place the chilled cucumber on the affected area for at least 10 minutes. Do this treatment twice a day.
3. Vitamin E and Almond Oil
Mix equal amount of almond oil and vitamin E and apply it before going to bed. Massage this paste on your dark circles gently. Wash it in the morning with cold water. Repeat this every night till you see the difference.
4. Tea Bags
Soak two tea bags in warm water then chill the tea bags in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Take out the tea bags from the freezer and place them on each eye. Leave it for five minutes and then remove the tea bags and rinse it with cold water.
The antioxidants in tomatoes help in fixing discolouration around the eyes. Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one spoon of lemon juice and apply it under the eyes. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes. You can also drink tomato juice for maintaining healthy skin.
6. Almond Oil And Lemon Juice
Take one teaspoon of almond oil and mix it with a few drops of lemon juice, mix them and apply it under the eyes. Massage it and let it rest for 4-5 minutes then rinse it with water.
Under eye wrinkles start appearing in your mid or late 30s. If you spend a lot of time outdoors these wrinkle lines start appearing in your early 30s. You could try a few home remedies to treat these wrinkles.
Causes of Wrinkles
UV Rays- If you don’t use the necessary eye protection, the UV rays will start breaking the collagen in your skin. This will cause wrinkles and fine lines. Environmental pollution can also cause wrinkles.
Smoking- This habit exposes skin to extra oxidative stress, which breaks the collagen and elastin. This further restricts nutrients from reaching the blood vessels of the face as they get narrow restricting the blood circulation which causes wrinkles.
High Sugar Diet- Food with high sugar content is low on antioxidants and can fasten the ageing process leading to fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
Home Remedies for Wrinkles
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has a lot of healing properties. Apply aloe vera gel on the wrinkles and massage it for five minutes, then rinse it with cold water. Studies suggest that applying aloe gel will reduce wrinkles and increase the collagen in your skin while keeping it hydrated.
2. Banana Mask
Mash one fourth of banana and make a smooth paste. Apply this on your skin and leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Banana has natural oils and vitamins which boosts the health of your skin.
3. Egg White
In a bowl take some egg white and give it a mix, apply this paste on your wrinkles. Leave this till it dries and makes your skin stretchy, rinses this with cold water. Egg white reduces the depth of the wrinkles and helps in producing collagen. If you are allergic to eggs you should avoid using them.
4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that produces or creates collagen in the skin. Applying a vitamin C serum can help in reducing wrinkles. It also helps in keeping the skin hydrated and decrease inflammation.
5. Turmeric and Coconut oil
Take a pinch of turmeric and mix it with a spoon of coconut oil. Apply this mixture under the eyes and rinse it after 15-20 minutes. If you want you could add a few drops of almond oil.
Take half a tablespoon of yogurt and mix it with a teaspoon of rose water and honey. Apply this paste on the face and around the eyes. Wash it with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes.
FAQs – Comating Dark Circles And Wrinkles
Q. Are dark circles curable?
A. There are some remedies which can cure dark circles such as chemical peels, laser treatments, home remedies etc. It, however, depends on how dark the under eyes are.
Q. How can you treat wrinkles around the eyes?
A. You could consult a dermatologist they will give you medication or suggest laser treatment, or you could also try home remedies for the same.
Q. Which vitamin is good for dark circles under the eyes?
A. Vitamin K, A, C, E, B3 and B12 help in the reduction of dark circles. One could add fruits, vegetables and other products in the diet as these are rich in these mentioned vitamins. Such healthy meals help in keeping the skin and also maintain healthy and brighter under the eye.
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