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How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally

by
author image Melynda Sorrels
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.
How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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The skin under the eyes is considerably thinner than skin elsewhere on the body. Puffiness and dark circles in this area -- caused by lack of sleep, excessive drinking and even hereditary factors -- can age your face notably. Proper care can keep this skin looking smooth and youthful by reducing the damage. Without turning to the latest in chemical-laden skincare technology, a natural approach is quite effective in keeping such a delicate area looking its best.

Step 1

How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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Remove makeup from your eyes gently. Use petroleum jelly instead of commercial makeup removers and a soft cloth or cotton ball. Wash your face with a mild soap and warm water. Hot water dries out the skin, so be sure that it's lukewarm to warm.

Step 2

How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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Reduce puffiness and discoloration under the eyes by placing a cold compress over the area for 15 to 20 minutes to bring down swelling. Cold cucumbers or a bag of frozen vegetables are effective substitutes for a cold compress.

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Step 3

How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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Apply raw, organic honey on the skin under your eyes, and let it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping it away gently with a warm, damp cloth. Use honey on your skin two to three times a week to help soften the skin and reduce visible lines and wrinkles.

Step 4

How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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Apply vitamin E oils or cream under your eyes daily to keep the skin moisturized to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps protect your skin from UV rays.

Step 5

How to Care for the Skin Under Your Eyes Naturally
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Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Caffeinated beverages and alcohol dry out the skin and should be consumed in moderation.

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