Have you wondered why the skin around your eyes shows signs of aging first? Well, the skin around our eyes is very thin. Regular squinting and smiling lead to the early development of wrinkles. Since the skin around the eyes is sensitive and delicate it is recommended to use natural chemical-free remedies. We have compiled for you the pocket-savvy and easily doable natural remedies to make your under-eye skin youthful and glowing.

Looking for a natural way to get rid of wrinkles or fine lines? Read below how to prepare 7 DIY eye masks to get rid of fine lines under your eyes: 

7 Natural DIY Masks That Can Reduce Your Under-Eye Wrinkles

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Mask 1: Almond Oil and Honey Mask


Benefits: Honey keeps your skin moisturized and hydrated. It improves the skin texture and makes it glow. Almond oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and E. Almond oil not only nourishes and treats dryness but has also anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and puffiness under the eye. 

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of almond oil and 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
  • Apply this mixture under your eyes before going to sleep.
  • Repeat this every night. 

Mask 2: Cucumber and Aloe Vera Gel Mask


Benefits: The cucumber in this mask gives a very cool and refreshing sensation and provides instant relief to tired and strained eyes, while the aloe vera in it boosts hydration and hence helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask:

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Mix cucumber and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel to a thick paste.
  • Apply it to the affected area and leave it on for 15-20 mins.
  • Rinse off with plain water. 
  • Apply this paste once every day for effective results.

Mask 3: Rosewater and Milk Mask


Benefits: Rose water is power-packed with anti-aging properties. It also relieves your tired, irritated eyes. 

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Mix two tablespoons of cold milk with two tablespoons of rose water.
  • Dip the cotton ball into the mix and apply it to the under eyes.
  • Rinse off with plain water after 25 minutes. 
  • Repeat this process daily for effective results.

Mask 4: Potato and Glycerin Mask


Benefits: Potato is a great exfoliator filled with antioxidants. Glycerin moisturizes your skin making it bright and supple.

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Mix juice from one small-sized potato with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Dip the cotton ball into the mix and apply it to the under eyes.
  • Massage the solution into your face and keep it for 20 minutes. 
  • Rinse it off and repeat the process thrice every week.

Mask 5: Egg White and Vitamin E Mask


Benefits: Egg whites have anti-wrinkle properties while Vitamin E fights free radicals and hydrates skin.

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Beat one egg white after separating it from the egg yolk.
  • Mix one capsule of vitamin E with the beaten egg and apply it to the under-eye area.
  • Keep it for 15 minutes. 
  • Rinse it off and repeat the process twice every week.

Mask 6: Carrot and Aloe Vera Mask


Benefits: Carrots are a powerhouse of retinol, anti-inflammatory, and vitamins. Aloe vera has healing and moisturizing properties.

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Shred one carrot and squeeze the juice.
  • Mix one teaspoon of aloe vera with the carrot juice and apply it to the under-eye area.
  • Keep on for at least 15 minutes. 
  • Rinse it off and finish it with a moisturizer.
  • Repeat the process thrice a week.

Mask 7: Milk and Turmeric Eye Mask


Benefits: Curcumin present in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that combat the signs of aging. Milk is a gentle exfoliator and brightens the skin.

Step-wise DIY and how to use this mask: 

  • Wash your face and pat dry.
  • Mix one tablespoon of turmeric with one tablespoon of milk and apply to your under-eye area.
  • Keep on for at least 15 minutes. 
  • Rinse it off carefully avoiding your eyes.
  • Repeat the process twice a week.

Regular use of eye masks can assist with a variety of under-eye problems, including de-puffing the delicate regions around your eyes and retaining moisture. Besides the mask, a few lifestyle changes can make your skin around the eyes healthy and youthful. These include hydration with water, getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy, and protecting your eyes with under-eye sunscreen and sunglasses. Also, use a night cream or serum to nourish your skin.  

In case of any further queries or personalized guidance feel free to Consult a Dermatologist at Ask A Doctor 24x7. 
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Information provided on this page is not intended to substitute for proper medical advice provided by your healthcare professional. This is only for informational purposes. 

About the Author

Dr. Shweta Khanna

Shweta Khanna is a dental surgeon who has experience in dentistry for more than 13 years. She has been writing innovative medical and healthcare content for the past eight years. She has authored various medical blogs/articles related to dentistry, orthopedics, dermatology, women's health, consumer health articles, and research articles (basic and clinical).


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