They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But, if you want to prevent those windows from becoming wide open, sagging doors, you might want to look into how to tighten skin under eyes!
Having firm, youthful skin is the key to looking younger than your years. Having this lovely skin is also down to a lot of lifestyle factors however, so there is plenty that you can do to firm up the skin under your eyes, to keep your face looking as young as you feel.
As we age, our skin loses Collagen and Elastin – two things that encourage our skin to be tight and youthful looking. You can stimulate the production of these two compounds – and also kid your skin into thinking it is younger than it actually is – by applying a few things, inside and outside your skin.
There are many things that you can do to tighten your skin in terms of procedures that you pay for, but surely it’s better to do something that you can do at home to improve your skin and your self confidence? Let’s look into what you can do to tighten your skin at home before you feel you have to go under the surgeon’s knife!
What Causes Saggy Skin Under Eyes?
The sad truth is that it is getting older than contributes to our skin looking older, and becoming more thin and saggy as time goes on. As we age, the tissues around our eyes tends to weaken, and the fat that helps support the eyes can move into the lower lids, which makes the eyelids start to puff up and appear swollen and aged.
Lack of sleep, food that is excessively salty and not enough sleep can affect the sleep under you eyes.
Unfortunately, genetics can also play a part – if a close family member has saggy under-eye skin, you may find that you yourself have the same issues.
Lifestyle also plays a big part in skin; if you are a smoker, or you have frequent late nights, or drink a lot, your skin will suffer the consequences.
Home Remedies For Tightening Skin Under Eyes
There are a number of products that you probably have lying around in your cupboards that you can use to help tighten the skin under your eyes (yes, really!)
This useful powder is used for so many things, from cooking to cleaning – and did you know you can also use it in your beauty regime? Simply make a paste with equal parts baking soda and water, and apply the mixture to either just the place below your eyes, or your whole face. Let it dry hard, then rinse it off and pat the face dry.
There is a reason, believe it or not, why people wearing face packs are always pictured with cucumbers on their eyes! Cucumber will naturally tighten your pores and refresh the skin. Remove the skin from half a cucumber, then either blend it into a paste or just squeeze out the juice. Apply the cucumber mixture to your face, focussing on the eye area. Allow it to dry before rinsing and patting dry.
Perfect for puffy skin, egg white can also help to shrink your pores, so this idea is perfect for your whole face as well as the eye area. Simply separate the white from the yolk, and beat it till frothy (you can add a drop or two of lemon juice too, for the astringent properties). Apply the egg to your puffiest areas, leave it to work for 15 minutes then rinse well with warm water.
How Can I Tighten The Skin Under My Eyes Naturally
If you don’t want to go down the route of expensive surgeries or lotions and creams, and the idea of making your own beauty products doesn’t appeal to you, you can still improve the look of your under eye skin with a few simple lifestyle tips:
1. Massage can improve saggy skin under the eyes
You can buy a facial and eye massager, or you can learn how to do it with just your fingers (this video will give you a few hints:)
2. Keep hydrated
The importance of drinking plenty of water really cannot be stressed enough! It’s great for your overall health, and this will be reflected in your skin’s health and natural glow.
3. Never forget the sunscreen
It may seem silly to wear sunscreen in the winter, or on days when the sun is not shining, but the truth is that the sun’s rays are the number one cause of skin problems and premature ageing.
4. Look for natural moisturising ingredients
Natural oils such as avocado, grape seed, jojoba, and natural substances like shea butter and vitamin E are the best things you can ever possibly put on your face. There are also some good specialised eye creams available.
5. Store your creams in the fridge
If you apply your eye creams cold, the temperature will help to reduce puffiness and sagging as much as the creams themselves do.
It’s a sad fact of life that most of us will experience sagging skin under the eyes at some point, even if this is only a temporary thing caused by a few too many heavy nights! Follow our tips above so that you can avoid sagging skin for as long as possible, and enjoy youthful and glowing skin for as long as you possibly can.