Fine lines under the eyes become deeper wrinkles over time. Luckily, certain essential oils can help to fight the look of this telltale sign of aging.
- 1 Why Should You Try Essential Oils for Your Under Eye Wrinkles?
- 2 Some Points to Remember
- 3 Essential Oils that Can Help with Your Under Eye Wrinkles
- 4 Essential Oil Recipes for Under Eye Wrinkles
- 5 Other Natural and Home Remedies for Under Eye Wrinkles
- 5.1 Avocado mask:
- 5.2 Castor oil:
- 5.3 Eat more almonds:
- 5.4 Almond oil:
- 5.5 Carrot and honey:
- 5.6 Jojoba oil:
- 5.7 Banana:
- 5.8 Ginger and honey:
- 5.9 Fenugreek:
- 5.10 Honey and papaya:
- 5.11 Pineapple juice mask:
- 5.12 Cucumber and yogurt eye mask:
- 5.13 Milk powder and honey/rose water:
- 5.14 Aloe vera, cucumber juice, and yogurt:
- 5.15 Grapes, honey, and yogurt:
- 5.16 Yogurt, rosewater, and honey:
- 5.17 Olive oil:
- 5.18 Turmeric and coconut oil:
- 5.19 Coffee bean paste:
- 5.20 Egg whites:
- 5.21 Vitamin E:
- 6 General Home Remedies for Reducing Wrinkles
- 6.1 Cabbage juice and honey:
- 6.2 Lentil mask:
- 6.3 Egg and honey face pack:
- 6.4 Apple, milk powder, and honey:
- 6.5 Olive oil and lime:
- 6.6 Turmeric powder and curd:
- 6.7 Rosewater and glycerine:
- 6.8 Mint, cucumber, and egg white:
- 6.9 Strawberries:
- 6.10 Apricot, honey, and cold milk:
- 6.11 Rice powder and milk paste:
- 6.12 Tomato paste:
- 6.13 Green tea:
- 6.14 Green papaya mask:
- 6.15 Papaya, fresh milk, and white sugar:
- 6.16 Sleep more:
- 6.17 Wear sunglasses:
- 6.18 Lotus seeds, fresh milk, and papaya:
- 6.19 Dark chocolate:
- 6.20 Try sleeping on your back:
- 6.21 Invest in a silk pillowcase:
- 6.22 Increase your intake of vegetables:
- 6.23 Drink more water:
- 6.24 Quit smoking:
- 6.25 Wrapping Things Up
Why Should You Try Essential Oils for Your Under Eye Wrinkles?
Here are some of the reasons why essential oils can be useful for wrinkles.
- They can boost blood circulation.
Stimulation of blood flow is beneficial because it brings blood closer to the skin’s surface, helping to make it more likely that each skin cell is properly nourished.
- They can nourish the skin.
Essential oils are capable of penetrating deeply into the skin. When they do, they add essential nutrients that help with the repair of skin cells and tissue.
- They can encourage collagen production.
A high level of collagen is necessary for elastic and firm skin. Essential oils can encourage better collagen production.
- They can lead to more efficient cell regeneration.
Essential oils can help to repair damaged skin cells and encourage the production of new cells.
- They have anti-inflammatory properties.
Essential oils offer anti-inflammatory properties. This is useful, as inflammation makes us more prone to developing wrinkles.
- They contain antioxidants.
Antioxidants fight the free radicals that can lead to oxidation and aging. Oxidation occurs when the cells are deprived of oxygen molecules. Essential oils contain helpful antioxidants.
- They have astringent properties.
Many essential oils have astringent properties and can, therefore, help to firm, tighten, and tone the skin.
Some Points to Remember
- While essential oils are very beneficial to the skin around the eyes, it is necessary for us to be careful to avoid accidentally getting oil into the eyes themselves. We also need to remember that the skin around the eyes is extremely thin and will more readily absorb whatever you put on it than other areas of the face. We need to take care when deciding what to put on it.
- You must dilute all essential oils before use on your skin. Dilute them using a carrier oil (such as coconut or sweet almond oil) or a base ingredient (such as aloe vera gel). It is advisable to mix between one to three drops of essential oil with one tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil or base ingredient.
- If you accidentally get any essential oil in your eyes, use full fat milk to flush it out. Full fat milk is superior to water for this because oils are hydrophobic. Just using water to flush the eye might lead to the oil clinging to the eye, whereas the fat in full fat milk will bond to the oil, allowing you to remove it from your eye.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing should never use essential oils. Consult with your doctor if you have a serious or chronic health condition before using essential oils.
- It’s important to purchase only 100% pure high quality therapeutic grade essential oil. Dilute the oil using a carrier oil (such as coconut or sweet almond oil) or a base ingredient (such as aloe vera gel).
- Essential oils should be stored in a cool dark place. Always keep them away from children and pets.
Essential Oils that Can Help with Your Under Eye Wrinkles
Helichrysum essential oil:
Helichrysum essential oil encourages the healing of damaged skin cells.
Rose essential oil:
Rose essential oil is extremely nourishing to the skin. It boosts elasticity and can improve skin tone.
Carrot seed essential oil:
Carrot seed essential oil helps to rejuvenate the skin and make it smoother and more supple. You should be aware that carrot seed oil can add a bit of a tint to the skin.
Lavender essential oil:
Lavender essential oil firms and hydrates the skin. It is also very effective at fighting free radicals.
German chamomile essential oil:
German chamomile oil will help to smooth the skin under the eyes, and it is a strong source of antioxidants.
Geranium essential oil:
Geranium essential oil will help to smooth the skin, making it more supple. It is also good for addressing puffiness.
Neroli essential oil:
Neroli essential oil is useful for tightening the skin. It is an especially good choice for sensitive skins.
Sandalwood essential oil:
Massaging sandalwood essential oil into the undereye area helps to plump up the skin and improve blood circulation.
Frankincense essential oil:
Frankincense essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the under eye area. It can also help with dark spots.
Essential Oil Recipes for Under Eye Wrinkles
Here are some essential oil recipes that you can use for anti-aging on your under eye area.
Rose essential oil and colloidal oatmeal:
You’ll need two drops of rose essential oil and two tablespoons of colloidal oatmeal, as well as water. Mix the rose essential oil and colloidal oatmeal in a small dish. Make a paste by mixing in a tiny bit of water. Apply this to the skin under your eyes and let it sit for five minutes. Avoid talking or making facial expressions while it’s on. Use a soft washcloth dampened with warm water to dab and soften the mask before removing it.
Geranium and tea tree oils with aloe:
To make this, you’ll need four drops of geranium oil, two drops of tea tree oil, and two ounces of pure aloe vera gel. Use a spatula to mix the aloe vera gel and essential oils in a small sterilized amber glass container. Apply a tiny amount of this to the skin under the eyes. Store the remainder for future use in a cool dark spot.
Frankincense essential oil:
Use your index finger to apply one or two drops of frankincense oil to the undereye area each night before bed. While some believe that frankincense oil doesn’t usually need to be diluted before contact with skin, it’s better to be safe than sorry with the under eye area. Dilute the frankincense oil with a little bit of coconut, sweet almond, or another carrier oil.
Sandalwood essential oil and sweet almond oil:
To use this recipe, you’ll need two tablespoons of sweet almond oil and four drops of sandalwood essential oil. Mix these ingredients in a one-ounce small amber glass dropper bottle. Put some of the mixture in the palm of your hand, and swirl it gently using your other hand. Gently apply a drop to the under eye area using the tip of one of your fingers.
Helichrysum, lavender, geranium, and carrot seed oil mix:
To make this, you’ll need two drops each of carrot seed and helichrysum oils, three drops each of lavender and geranium oils, and 1.5 ounces of liquid coconut oil. Transfer these ingredients to a two-ounce amber glass bottle. Mix them thoroughly by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands. Gently apply one drop under each of your eyes before you go to bed.
Vitamin E and essential oils:
Mix between two and four drops of one of the essential oils we have discussed with the contents of two vitamin E capsules if you’re over 45 (or one if you’re under 45), three drops of carrot seed oil, and two tablespoons of a carrier oil (such as avocado, jojoba, or argan). Gently pat a tiny amount of this into the under eye area. After a while, gently remove any excess.
Other Natural and Home Remedies for Under Eye Wrinkles
Avocado is rich in vitamins A and E. it will help to moisturize the skin and encourage the production of elastin and collagen. First, mash up an avocado. Put this on your face, including the under eye area. After 20 minutes, use cool water to rinse it off. If you’d prefer, you can use avocado oil instead of avocado fruit.
Castor oil can improve elastin and collagen production, as well as boost circulation and moisturize. Apply castor oil using a cotton ball. Massage it in gently before you go to bed. Remove it in the morning when washing your face.
Eat more almonds:
Try eating more almonds. These nuts contain omega-3 fats and vitamin E. These can help with early signs of aging and skin damage.
You can apply almond oil gently to the skin.
Carrot and honey:
Boil some carrots until they are soft, and then mix in some honey. Apply this to the eye area. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off.
Apply tiny amounts of jojoba oil to the under eye area each day. Jojoba oil is extremely hydrating yet quite non-oily when on the skin. It contains many substances that are beneficial to the skin, such as vitamins E and B complex, copper, chromium, and zinc, and it has excellent healing properties. Jojoba oil has a texture similar to that of our skin’s natural sebum.
Banana is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, making it beneficial to the skin. Gently apply mashed banana to the eye area and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Ginger and honey:
Chop up a piece of ginger and mix it with honey. Eat this once a day. You’ll find this beneficial to skin health over time.
Create a paste using mashed fenugreek leaves and just enough water. Apply this on the skin under the eyes and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off afterwards.
Honey and papaya:
Mix some papaya and honey and apply it to the skin. This will help to improve the texture of the skin. It is the protein in papaya, papain, that is beneficial. The honey in this remedy will help to hydrate the skin.
Pineapple juice mask:
Apply pineapple juice under the eyes and gently massage it in. Leave this on for 15 minutes and rinse off with water. Try this several times weekly. It is bromelain in pineapple that can help with wrinkles. It is able to help with exfoliation because of the natural AHA in it.
Cucumber and yogurt eye mask:
Mix a bit of yogurt with cucumber puree and apply this to the under eye area. Leave this on for 20 minutes and then use cool water to remove. You can do this two times a week.
Milk powder and honey/rose water:
Mix one teaspoon of honey/rose water with one tablespoon of milk powder. Apply this to the skin and leave on 20 minutes. Use lukewarm water to remove.
Aloe vera, cucumber juice, and yogurt:
Mix two parts of aloe vera gel, one part yogurt, and four parts cucumber juice. Massage the mixture into the under eye area for about 10 minutes. After 20 minutes, rinse this off with water.
Grapes, honey, and yogurt:
You will need five grapes and one teaspoon of yogurt or honey. Mash the grapes and then mix in the honey or yogurt. Gently apply this to the affected area. Use lukewarm water to remove.
Yogurt, rosewater, and honey:
You’ll need a few drops of rosewater, one teaspoon of honey, and one tablespoon of yogurt. Mix these ingredients to make a paste and then apply it to the affected area. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.
Massage olive oil into the under eye area for about 10 minutes, and then leave it on for three minutes. Use water to remove and then pat the skin dry with a soft cloth.
Turmeric and coconut oil:
Mix a pinch of turmeric powder and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply this to the affected area. After 20 minutes, use water to remove.
Coffee bean paste:
Make sure you use finely ground coffee ground powder. Mix some of this powder with cocoa, in equal amounts. Mix in some honey to create a paste. Put this on the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with water and then gently dry.
Applying a pack made of egg whites to the under eye area can help to tighten and firm the area. It will also nourish the skin. Allow the eye white to dry and then remove gently.
Vitamin E has antioxidants that greatly benefit the skin. It also helps in thickening the layers of the epidermis. This is vital because the skin gets thinner with age, making us more prone to wrinkles.
General Home Remedies for Reducing Wrinkles
Cabbage juice and honey:
Mix one tablespoon of honey and 30 ml of cabbage juice. Apply this to your skin daily.
Make a lentil mask with half a cup of lentil powder and half a cup of tomato paste. Leave this on the skin for up to 15 minutes.
Egg and honey face pack:
Put cucumber and mint leaves in a blender and blend. Mix one egg white into this and put it on the skin. Leave on for a while and then remove. This will help to firm and hydrate the skin.
Apple, milk powder, and honey:
Mash a boiled apple with a fork and then mix in milk powder and honey. Leave this on the skin for 15 minutes and then rinse.
Olive oil and lime:
Mix olive oil and lime juice in a bowl. Apply to the skin and leave on for a while and then rinse.
Turmeric powder and curd:
Mix one pinch of turmeric powder with one tablespoon of curd. Let this sit on your skin for a while as a treatment.
Rosewater and glycerine:
Mix glycerine, rosewater, and lemon juice. You can apply this to your skin.
Mint, cucumber, and egg white:
You’ll need half a cucumber, one tablespoon of mint, one egg white, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Chop up the cucumber before blending the ingredients in a blender. Let this sit in the fridge for 10 minutes. Apply it to your face, and later use warm water to rinse.
Mash up three to four strawberries and mix in one tablespoon of honey. Apply this to the skin and let it sit for 15 minutes. Use cold water to remove.
Apricot, honey, and cold milk:
The calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium in apricot make it very good for the skin. Remove the seeds from two apricots and process the fruit into a puree. Mix in the juice of one lime, a bit of cold milk, and two tablespoons of honey. Allow this to sit on your face for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with water. Put on your favorite moisturizer afterwards.
Rice powder and milk paste:
Create a paste by mixing milk and rosewater. Put this on the skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. Use cold water to remove.
Tomato pulp or paste can be beneficial to the skin. Apply it to your face as a mask. Eating tomato will also be beneficial.
Drink green tea every day to help with the health of your skin.
Green papaya mask:
Puree some green papaya to make a paste. Put it on your skin for 15 minutes, and then use cold water to rinse.
Papaya, fresh milk, and white sugar:
Mix the papaya with fresh milk and process it in a blender. Mix in three teaspoons of white sugar to sweeten, if you’d like. Drink this for its beneficial antioxidants.
Not getting enough sleep is vital to a gorgeous complexion. Cortisol, a hormone that becomes excessive when you don’t get enough sleep, leads to breakdown of the skin cells and can negatively affect blood circulation. You need to get enough sleep (between seven and nine hours) every night.
Always wear sunglasses when you’re outside during the day. This is important because squinting can lead to permanent wrinkles.
Lotus seeds, fresh milk, and papaya:
Cut up some papaya and mix it with 10 grams of lotus seeds and one glass of fresh milk. Steam this until the seeds are edible. You need to eat this while it’s still hot. You can enjoy this snack daily to benefit your skin.
Eating dark chocolate can have beautifying effects. This is because of its antioxidants. Treat yourself to some high-quality dark chocolate on occasion.
Try sleeping on your back:
Sleeping on your side or stomach with your face against the pillow can lead to temporary and eventually permanent wrinkles.
Invest in a silk pillowcase:
Using a silk pillowcase might be a good investment. It is believed that silk fibers coming into contact with your face can help you retain moisture, and the fabric is much gentler on the skin.
Increase your intake of vegetables:
Boosting the vegetable intake in your diet can help improve the quality of your skin and fight the signs of aging. It’s especially important to eat more green and yellow vegetables. Try to add more broccoli, celery, and cucumber to your diet. Fruits such as berries, apples, and avocados are also vital.
Drink more water:
Staying hydrated is essential to beautiful skin. Water helps to eliminate toxins that can build up in the skin, and it helps save the skin from drying out.
If you’re a smoker, you probably already know that quitting the habit is the best thing you can do for your appearance and your health. Cigarette smoking is notorious for depleting the skin of necessary nutrients. If you’re having trouble quitting, consult with your doctor for help.
Wrapping Things Up
Under eye fine lines and wrinkles are a distressing and unsightly problem affecting many of us. While we do become more prone to these problems as we age, there are many things that can be done at home to smooth and beautify the complexion. Try some of the anti-aging tips we’ve set out in this article, especially the ones using essential oils. You won’t regret it!
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