Wrinkles and wilting skin around the eye region are unavoidable as you age. These occur due to loss of elasticity of our skin. Early ageing and skin thinning are common problems, which occur due to several reasons like UV rays, pollution, etc. Delicate skin gets easily affected by this and gives a premature aged look, especially, in fair-skinned people. This can occur in an earlier age, even at 25, when exposed to significantly large amount of sunrays. Stress is another factor, which contributes to this problem and speeds up premature wrinkle formation. Premature wrinkling is unavoidable, yet it can be reduced with the help of homemade remedies. Easy to make homemade packs can help you get rid of the sagging skin, wrinkles and dark circles and avoid them from occurring again. Take a glance at the following homemade eye masks to get gorgeous eyes.
1. Carrot Mask
Carrots are the best natural stuff for eyes and the vitamins present in them help us protect the eyes and the soft contour skin protecting them from being affected. The antioxidants present in carrot quench free radicals and improves the immune system. To prepare the carrot mask, take 2 carrots and extract its juice; add a few drops of almond oil and blend them well.
Refrigerate the mixture for more than 60 minutes and apply them round your eyes. You can add coconut milt to this mixture too. Allow the eye pack for 30 minutes and remove it gently using cotton balls and cool water. This will relieve puffiness of eyes and will enhance skin elasticity as well as dark circle. Coconut milk is an excellent moisturizer and will tone the skin.
2. Banana Mask
Bananas are nutrients packed fruits which can fight a lot of skin problems from aging to free radial damage. They have been considered to be the best to fight wrinkles by women since centuries. Using banana mask at least once in a week can be a good remedy to treat wrinkles. Take a well ripe banana and mash it well; add one teaspoon of rosewater to it and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Apply this mask around your eyes and allow it for half an hour. Wash the area completely and repeat this if required. Applying this mask on a regular basis will revitalize the skin and make your eyes look amazing.
3. Potato and Lemon Juice Mask
Mash 2 potatoes and add 2 tablespoons of lime juice to it along with a few drops with water. Strain the juice and refrigerate the extract for half an hour. Apply it gently around the eyes using soft cotton balls keeping your eyes closed. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it using cool water. The natural bleaching agents present in potato and lemon juice will brighten the skin under the eyes and will lighten it up. It will remove dark circles and blemishes on skin. Eyes bags under eyes can be treated effectively and skin cells can be revitalized by applying this mask regularly.
4. Cucumber Aloe Vera Eye Mask
Puffiness around eyes and intense dark circles will make your face look extremely dull and tired. If you want to get rid of them and feel refreshed, then cucumber aloe vera mask is the best treatment. The cooling effects this mask provides will rehydrate the skin around the eyes and will brighten it up.
The ascorbic acid present in cucumber will relieve tiredness of eyes and aloe vera will remove wrinkles. This mask will make your eyes look more radiant and fresh. To prepare this mask, add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to quarter cup of grated cucumber (peeled) and mix them well. Apply this around the eyes and let it to stay for about 20 minutes and rinse using cool water to get sparkling eyes.
5. Cabbage Eye Mask
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins. The antioxidant and vitamin C present in cabbage will guard the skin from free radical damage, inflammation and will rejuvenate the skin. It will restore the natural radiance and reduce wrinkles and dark patches around the eyes. For preparing cabbage mask, take a few cabbage leaves and grind them well.
Extract and strain the juice. Add quarter teaspoon of Brewer’s yeast and also one teaspoon of honey to it. Blend the mixture appropriately and apply it under the eyes. Let it stay for 20 minutes and rinse using cold water. Repeated treatment will make your eyes contour region glowing and dazzling.
Besides being an effective remedy for dull and damaged hair, avocado is also great for treating dark circles and wrinkles around your eyes. It improves your skin texture and skin tone, thereby reducing the fine lines. Avocado eye mask will keep your skin around the eyes hydrated and also reverses the aging signs. Take mashed avocado slices in a bowl and add almond oil (about 5 drops) to it. Apply this creamy eye pack around the eyes. Let it stay for about 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Besides rejuvenating your eyes, this eye mask will help in treating crows feet as well.
7. Butter and Egg Yolk
This is one of the natural remedies, which helps in reducing wrinkles around the eyes and crows feet. This anti wrinkle mask is prepared using butter and egg yolk. First, separate the whites from yolks of two eggs. Mix egg yolk with butter (1 to 2 tsp) and apply the mixture around the eyes. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
8. Chocolate Eye Mask
Peach oil, Vitamin E and cocoa are used to prepare this mask. Cocoa helps in toning your skin and makes it more elastic. Peach oil rejuvenates skin due to its penetrating property. It is just perfect for wrinkles and delicate skin under the eyes. Vitamin E helps in smoothening wrinkles and fine lines. You need cocoa powder (1 tsp), peach oil (1 tsp) and a few drops of vitamin E. Mix everything and if the mix is thick, you can add more peach-oil. Before applying this eye mask, make sure to remove the make-up. Wet 2 cotton discs in lukewarm water. Fold them and put under your eyes until they become cool. Now, remove the cotton and pat your skin dry. Apply the chocolate mask with the help of a cosmetic brush under the eyes. Leave the mask for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with water.