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Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes

author image Darla Ferrara
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.
Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
Fresh cucumber slices and a jar of moisturizer on a table. Photo Credit merznatalia/iStock/Getty Images

The skin under the eyes tends to be thin, which is one reason wrinkles and dark circles accumulate there. Hydrating keeps the skin from becoming dry and flaky. Natural skin-care treatments around the eyes work basically the same as they would anywhere else on the body. You can improve the overall quality of your skin, including around the eyes, by giving certain areas special attention and eating a healthy diet.

Step 1

Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
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Wash the skin around your eyes twice a day. Avoid using any soap or washcloths. Lightly use your finger to cleanse the area with lukewarm water.

Step 2

Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
Three friends lay on a bed with cucumber slices over their eyes. Photo Credit tetmc/iStock/Getty Images

Lie on a couch or bed and place cucumber slices over your eyes. These serve to reduce inflammation and add moisture to the skin. Leave the cucumbers in place for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
A woman applies moisturizer to the skin underneath her eye. Photo Credit Elena Stepanova/iStock/Getty Images

Dab a moisturizer just under the eyes, and blend it lightly with your finger, covering the dry skin.

Step 4

Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
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Set up a humidifier in your bedroom at night during the winter months to improve moisture in the skin.

Step 5

Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes
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Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water helps keep all the skin on your body hydrated.

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