The thin and delicate skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to succumb to the signs of ageing, and sagging eyelids is one of these signs. So though you may be spending time, effort and money to slow the effects of ageing, your eyes are showing the world how old you are. To fight back, try one of the natural treatments available on the market, rather than paying an inflated price for a high-end eye cream.
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Things you need
- Green tea bags
Fill up 12 small bottles with water every morning and put them in the refrigerator.
Drink the bottles of water throughout the course of the day. It is important to hydrate your skin like this --- if you don't, your eyelids might hold on to liquid, and this might lead to droopiness.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 every day.
Stop drinking tea and coffee. The caffeine in these drinks might lead to unhealthy skin and puffy eyelids.
Massage the area around the eyes with the pads of your middle fingers and ring fingers. Avoid the index finger; it is too rough for this task.
Apply gentle pressure to eyelid area and move your fingers in a downward motion. This will stop you from stretching your skin.
Stop rubbing your eyes. A gentle massage is fine, but rubbing damages the tender tissues in this area, potentially leaving your eyelids puffy and droopy.
Cool two green tea bags in the refrigerator. The anti-inflammatory benefits of the tea can reduce sagging and the antioxidants will penetrate and soothe the skin.
Cut off two slices of a cold cucumber, lie back and apply them to your eyes. Now simply relax for the next five minutes and let the cucumber calm your skin.
Dip a cloth in cold milk, fold it so it becomes thick and then wring it out. Lay back and press the folded cloth against one eye for ten minutes; this method soothes and moisturises the skin. Repeat for your other eye.
Prop your head with an extra pillow before going to sleep. Sleeping flat can cause a build-up of fluid in the eye area.
Get enough rest. Sleep for seven hours, if possible, as it will relax the tissue around the eye and keep the skin healthy.
Splash cold water onto your face and especially your eyes every morning. It will cool and soothe the sagging skin.
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