How do you get rid of crepey eyes naturally?
While a complete reversal of crepey skin around the eyes through natural methods may be challenging, there are several strategies you can try to improve the appearance of and tighten the skin around the eyes and elsewhere. Keep in mind that consistent efforts over time are usually required to see noticeable results.
Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera contains soothing and hydrating properties that can improve the texture of the skin. A small amount of pure aloe vera gel around the eyes is enough to see desired results.
Coconut Oil or Almond Oil: These oils can be applied in small amounts around the eyes to provide moisture and nourishment. Be sure to perform a patch test before using to ensure they don't irritate your skin.
Cucumber Slices & Cold Compresses: The cliches in film and television have some truth to them! Placing cool cucumber slices over your closed eyes for about 10-15 minutes can help reduce puffiness and provide a refreshing sensation. Additionally, applying a cold compress or chilled tea bags (such as chamomile or green tea) to your closed eyes for a short period may help reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of the skin.
Facial Exercises: Gentle facial exercises designed to target the muscles around the eyes can help improve circulation and muscle tone, potentially reducing the appearance of crepey skin.
Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can support skin health. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish and walnuts can help maintain the skin's moisture balance. Be sure to check out our guide for collagen-rich foods to support your skin’s health outside of your regimen.
Hydrate & Moisturize Regularly: Keeping the skin well-hydrated is essential to improve its texture and elasticity. Use a gentle, hydrating eye cream that contains ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and plump up the skin. Excessive alcohol consumption can also dehydrate the skin and contribute to premature aging, so it’s best to drink in moderation.
By using a high-quality, nourishing moisturizer daily, you can maintain your skin's hydration levels more effectively. Pay special attention to areas prone to crepey skin, such as the neck, chest, and under the eyes.
Massage: Gently massaging the area around the eyes with a hydrating oil or serum can stimulate blood flow and promote a healthier appearance.
Sun Protection: Though it may seem obvious, wearing sunglasses and applying sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection can do wonders for skin health. These precautions shield the delicate skin around the eyes from harmful UV rays that contribute to crepey skin.
Topical Treatments: You don’t have to travel to a doctor’s office for professional treatments! Between the affordability and accessibility of products such as microneedling patches, eye patches, and clinically-studied night masks, it has never been more convenient to treat aging symptoms from the comfort of your home.
Following an under-eye wrinkle analysis conducted by Anthony Youn, MD, he found that after the overnight application of Dēpology’s micro dart under-eye patches, his under-eye wrinkles were drastically reduced after less than 24 hours. He recommends following the guidelines of a twice-per-week usage for desired, fast results.