Natural Way to Hydrate Skin Around the Eyes

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.

Fresh cucumber slices and a jar of moisturizer on a table. (Image: merznatalia/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

A person wets their fingertips under a running faucet. (Image: g215/iStock/Getty Images)

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

Three friends lay on a bed with cucumber slices over their eyes. (Image: 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

A woman applies moisturizer to the skin underneath her eye. (Image: 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

Steam from a humidifier adds moisture to a room. (Image: yocamon/iStock/Getty Images)

Set up a humidifier in your bedroom at night during the winter months to improve moisture in the skin.

Step 5

A young woman drinks a refreshing glass of water. (Image: matthewennisphotography/iStock/Getty Images)

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water helps keep all the skin on your body hydrated.

Things You'll Need

  • Skin moisturizer

  • Cucumber slices


Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Maintaining your overall health improves skin quality.


A rash or red tint on the skin under the eyes may indicate an allergy or skin irritation that requires medical treatment.

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