Eyes on the Prize: Natural Ways to Care for Your Under-Eye Area

The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul, but they're also one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging and fatigue. The skin under our eyes is thin and delicate, making it more susceptible to damage from environmental factors, lack of sleep, and stress. It's no wonder that under-eye circles, puffiness, and wrinkles are some of the most common skincare concerns for both men and women.

The good news? Caring for your under-eye area doesn't have to involve harsh chemicals or invasive procedures. By incorporating natural remedies and ingredients into your skincare routine, you can nourish and protect the delicate skin around your eyes without exposing it to harmful toxins or synthetic compounds.
From staying hydrated and getting enough rest, to using natural eye creams and cold compresses, there are plenty of ways to keep your eyes looking bright and youthful. So whether you're dealing with dark circles, puffiness, or fine lines, read on to discover how natural beauty habits can help you achieve healthy, radiant skin.

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Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining healthy skin, including the skin under your eyes. Proper hydration helps to keep your skin moisturized and supple, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Drink at least eight glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough rest is crucial for healthy skin, and this includes the skin under your eyes. Lack of sleep can cause the skin to appear dull, and tired, and can also lead to dark circles and puffiness. Aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night to give your skin time to regenerate and repair.

Cleanse (And Remove Makeup!) Gently
Using a gentle, natural cleanser on your under-eye area can help to prevent dryness and irritation. Look for a gentle cleanser that is safe to use around the delicate eye area, like our Lavender Cleanser. Use your fingertips to gently massage the cleanser into your skin and then rinse with lukewarm water. For a double cleanse, use our Micellar Cleansing Water first, then follow up with your cleanser. To use as a makeup remover, soak a cotton pad with the Micellar and remove eye makeup using gentle, downward motions from lid to lashes.

Use an Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face and should be treated gently. This doesn’t mean it can’t handle powerful ingredients. To properly care for the delicate skin around the eyes, we recommend using your ring finger to gently pat the cream into the skin. Take care to not get the product into the eyes. A good rule of thumb is to follow the orbital bone. For gentle hydration, puffiness, and darkness around the eyes, consider our Cucumber Rose Eye Cream. To tackle dryness, lack of firmness, and fine lines around the eyes, use our Jasmine Fine Line Cream.

Avoid Harsh Rubbing
Rubbing your eyes can cause damage to the delicate skin under your eyes, leading to dark circles and wrinkles. If you need to remove eye makeup or irritants from your eyes, use a natural makeup remover or eye drops and avoid rubbing or pulling at your skin.

Use A Natural Cold Compress
Applying a natural cold compress to your under-eye area may help to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes. You can use our Jade Facial Roller to apply a cold compress. Using the small side of the roller, hold the compress against your skin for a few minutes, then roll outwards. For even better results, you can place your roller in the refrigerator prior to use. 

Incorporating natural remedies and ingredients into your skincare routine is a great way to nourish and protect the delicate skin around your eyes, without resorting to harsh chemicals or invasive procedures. Whether you choose to up your water intake, opt for a gentle cleanser, or incorporate a jade roller into your routine, there are plenty of ways to keep your eyes looking bright, refreshed, and youthful. 

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