21 May 2014

How to Tighten Skin Under Eyes - Naturally!

I've been a little quiet on social media and my blog this week.  I'm a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader, and this was our bridging over and crossover week.  As much as I love those kids, I am happy to be done with both for the year.  My daughter is now a Brownie, and my son is a Bear.  I am a little sad that we only have three years of Cubs left, but that makes a total of 9 years as a leader!  

I've been so sleep deprived that my eyes are really showing it.  For me, bags under my eyes age me more than gray hair and fine lines.  I had to find out how to tighten skin under eyes naturally.  Here are several ways that will help.  Some will help right away, and others take a little longer. 

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How to Tighten Skin Under Eyes

how to tighten skin under eyes naturally with baking soda, astringent

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Use an astringent under your eyes

For quick results, use an astringent on your under eye area daily.  Astringents are applied to the surface of your skin, and they naturally keep your skin tight.  They also tighten pores and control oil.  

For a natural astringent, use this parsley and peppermint astringent recipe or use lemon juice or witch hazel.  Lemon juice can lighten your skin, so use with caution.  

Cucumbers naturally tighten and firm under eye skin

Cucumbers naturally tighten and firm your skin.  The juice can also refresh your skin and tighten pores.  Use this on puffy under eyes and fine lines around your eyes or anywhere on your face.  

Wash, peel, and grind half of a cucumber.  Squeeze out the juice and apply to problem areas.  Let it dry before rinsing with plain water.  

You can also use this Cooling Cucumber Tonic Recipe daily or this Cucumber Moisturizing Mask once a week.  

Baking soda naturally tightens skin under eyes

Is there anything baking soda can't do?  Baking soda not only cleans your house, but it also improves your skin.  It naturally scrubs and tightens your skin by sloughing off dead skin cells.  

Make a paste with baking soda and water and spread on your under eye area or your entire face.  Let dry and rinse well.  

Egg whites can be used to firm skin under eyes

Another great natural product to tighten skin under eyes is egg whites.  Apply just the egg white to your puffy areas, or you can mix a few drops of lemon juice with the egg white.  Beat until frothy.  This is also a great for your neck and all over your face.  Let it dry for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Oils can prevent saggy skin under eyes

It's best to use these oils before you have saggy skin to prevent it.  I started using an intensive eye cream in my early 20s, and I am reaping the benefits now.  Even if your skin is great now, get in the habit of using an eye cream with these great ingredients.  Look for a cream with shea butter, vitamin E, grape seed oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil.  All of these natural oils will help keep your skin looking great.  

Massaging the under eye area can reduce puffiness

Massaging helps increase circulation, which deceases puffiness and saggy skin.  Massage problem areas daily with aloe vera to moisturize and tighten your skin.  

Wear sunscreen daily to prevent under eye circles

The sun can cause premature aging and wrinkles, so use sunscreen every day.  Even in the winter or on cloudy days, the sun can cause serious damage, which causes your skin to sag and wrinkle.  Wear SPF 30 or higher every day.  

Drink water to reduce under eye circles

When you get dehydrated, your skin will not look as good as it should.  Try to drink 8 to 10 8-ounce glasses of water every day to stay hydrated.  Not only does water help keep your skin firm, but it also flushes toxins from your body.  

Now you know how to tighten skin under eyes quickly and long term!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.