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Get Rid of Dry Skin Around Eyes: Best Home Remedies

Get Rid Of Dry Skin Around Eyes:

Best Home Remedies

The thickness of our skin varies on different parts of our body. It is 2 to 3 mm thick on most parts of the body, whereas the skin under our eyes is only 0.5 mm thick. This part of our skin also does not contain much collagen and oil glands compared to the skin on the rest of our body.

Due to these factors, the skin on our under-eye region is not only delicate, but also more prone to dryness, and developing under-eye bags and hyperpigmentation. This is why our under-eye skin often needs extra care.

Let us understand some of the most common causes of under-eye dryness, and how we can prevent it, and reduce it using natural remedies.

Causes Of Under-Eye Dryness

  • Rubbing Your Eyes
  • Rubbing your eyes as a response to itchiness may lead to redness and inflammation in your eyes, increase the chances of getting eye infections, and cause trauma in the under-eye region. This can lead to tiny tears in the skin and cause dryness and irritation.

  • Unsuitable Skin Care Products
  • Using products made with ingredients that do not suit our skin type, may lead to dry patches on certain areas of the skin, such as our cheeks or under-eye region.

  • Frequent Cleansing
  • When we wash our face excessively or use face cleansers that do not match the requirements of our skin, it compromises the protective barrier of our skin over time and causes dryness and dehydration.

  • Eye Infections
  • Experiencing an eye infection, allergies, or conditions such as conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome, eczema, etc. may cause the eyes and under-eye region to get itchy, dry and inflamed.

  • Skin Ageing
  • The skin on our under-eyes loses elasticity, collagen, thickness, moisture, and vitality as we age. Over time, our skin also starts producing less sebum. This naturally causes dryness and fine lines on our skin.

  • Environmental Factors
  • Factors such as pollution, change in seasons, ultraviolet radiation, water contamination, humidity and extreme temperatures can affect the natural moisture balance of the skin while causing dryness and loss of barrier function.

  • Unhealthy Lifestyle
  • Habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, malnutrition and sleep deprivation are known to promote dryness in skin and hair, and accelerate ageing, while encouraging Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) in skin cells.

    Tips To Reduce Under-Eye Dryness

  • Use Natural Emollients
  • Emollients are ingredients that moisturise, soften and smoothen our skin while preventing dryness and loss of moisture from skin cells.

    According to a study, eye creams made with natural emollients such as olive oil and sunflower seed oil deliver instant and long‐term nourishment to the skin under our eyes, while minimising irritation and inflammation.

  • Use Caffeinated Skin Care
  • Caffeine stimulates blood circulation around the eyes which gives your skin a fresh, rejuvenated and hydrated appearance. It also has antioxidant properties that protect the skin against free radical damage and prevent premature ageing.

    According to a study, under-eye products that contain caffeine among other ingredients, enhance the overall appearance of the under-eye skin by reducing dark circles and improving skin elasticity.

  • Use Gentle Products
  • Switch to using gentle cleansers, scrubs, toners and makeup removers. Juicy Chemistry face washes and soaps are made with saponified plant oils that nourish your skin and leave it soft and moisturised. They are made with the cold process method of saponification which creates superfatted soaps that cleanse gently and effectively.

    Our natural toners are made by steam distillation of fresh plant matter such as Aloe Vera, Bulgarian Rose and Lavender. They hydrate dry skin, stimulate blood flow to promote even skin tone, and soothe irritation and inflammation on sensitive skin.

  • Practice Good Skin Habits
    • Avoid rubbing beneath your eyes to prevent skin damage. Whenever you have to touch your eye area, make sure that you wash your hands in order to prevent chances of infection.
    • Make sure that the water you use to wash your eyes and face is either lukewarm, cool, or at room temperature. Using hot water for rinsing may cause the under-eye skin to dehydrate.
    • Always use clean hands to apply skin care and makeup products. Clean your makeup brushes and tools after each use.
    • Protect your under-eye skin from ultraviolet radiation by wearing sun-glasses when going outdoors during daylight. Use broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.

    Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dry Skin Around Eyes

  • DIY Hydrating Eye Pads -
  • Ingredients:

    Method:

    • Brew some organic green tea, and allow it to cool at room temperature.
    • In a clean, dry bowl, place some cotton rounds.
    • Mix equal parts of the cooled and strained green tea and some organic rose water. Pour this concoction on the cotton rounds, and allow them to soak up all the liquid.
    • Allow the cotton rounds to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
    • After your night-time skincare routine, take the cotton rounds out of the refrigerator. Squeeze out the excess liquid from them, and place them on each of your eyes while you lie down and relax for 10-15 minutes.
    • After removing the eye pads, gently tap the skin on your under-eyes with the tips of your fingers to facilitate the absorption of leftover green tea and rose water on your skin. Follow up with an organic eye cream to seal the moisture.

    Note - Patch test the recipe on your skin before using it.

  • DIY Hydrating Under Eye Gel
  • Ingredients:

    Method:

    • In a clean, dry bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of organic aloe vera gel with a quarter teaspoon of fresh cucumber juice. Mix them well.
    • Massage this blend under your eyes and on your eyelids with a light touch and let it get absorbed into your skin. Follow with an organic eye oil.

    Note - Patch test the recipe on your skin before using it.

  • DIY Moistursing Under Eye Oil
  • Ingredients:

    Method:

    • Mix 4 drops of each of the oils together in your clean palm.
    • Dab the oil blend under your eyes and on your eyelids with your ring finger gently.
    • Massage it in with a light tapping motion.

    Note - Patch test the recipe on your skin before using it.

    Juicy Chemistry Organic Eye Care Kit

    Our Eye Care Kit is especially curated to target under-eye dryness, fine lines and dark circles. It contains the following organic eye care products -

  • Damask Rose and Coffee Eye Cream is a rich and nourishing organic eye cream that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of dark circles and reduce puffiness.
  • Prickly Pear, Chia and Tamanu Eye Roll On is a lightweight, fast-absorbing organic eye oil inside a roll-on bottle to allow ease of application. It is clinically proven to reduce under-eye bags, and keeps your under-eye area moisturised 
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I use on dark eyelids?

    Our Revitalising Under Eye Serum is made with licorice root cellular extract to reduce hyperpigmentation and promote evenly toned skin around your eyes.

    What should I use on dark under eye skin?

    A combination of all 3 products - Revitalising Under Eye Serum, Under Eye Roll On and Eye Cream - is recommended to target under eye hyperpigmentation.

    References

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850077/ 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4300604/ 

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18832866/ 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470411/ 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4942621/