When your skin loses its elasticity, it becomes loose and saggy. This loose and saggy skin is a great concern for many people because it can make you look at least 5-6 years older than your actual age. The thin skin around your eyes as well as on top of your eyelids can easily loosen up becoming a medical threat. The loose skin on top of your eyelids can also interfere with your vision, weakening your eyesight.
However, we assure you that all hope is not yet lost! There are many easy and reliable ways to deal with the appearance of sagging skin under the eyes. Here are some of the most effective clinical and home remedies to help you get rid of undereye wrinkles, bags, and dark circles.
Let’s talk about each of them in detail, but first, we need to see what causes them to appear.
What Causes Loose Skin?
The first and foremost reason for skin to loosen up is aging. As we age, our skin starts producing fewer amounts of collagen and elastin which is unavoidable.
Some people produce less collagen naturally which also causes the issues of loose skin.
Exposing your skin to direct sunlight without any proper sun protection can dehydrate your skin. The dehydrated skin can lose all its collagen and elastin. Direct sunlight can cause darkening of the thin skin under your eyes, resulting in dark circles.
Pulling and Rubbing
The skin around your eyes is very thin and it can easily get saggy if you rub your eyes too much. Pulling the skin of your eyes while doing makeup can also lead to saggy skin.
Home Remedies to Tighten Skin Under Eyes
Are you wondering how to tighten the skin under the eyes at home? These are some of the best home remedies for this particular purpose.
It is a great and one of the most effective astringents that are found naturally. You can either cut thick slices of cucumber to place them directly on your eyes for 8-10 minutes a day or you can grind a fresh cucumber and apply its juice directly to the area under your eyes. Both of these methods are very effective.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Baking soda removes all the dead skin cells and lemon juice is a great anti-oxidant that also works as an astringent. A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda can work wonders in tightening your skin.
Massaging with Aloe Vera
As we all know that when it comes to skincare, nothing can beat the miracle plant, Aloe Vera. Gently massaging every day with Aloe Vera for about 5-6 minutes can help tighten the skin under your eyes.
Wearing Sun Protection
Any broad-spectrum sun cream that contains SPF-15 or higher can help protect the skin under your eyes from losing collagen & elastin. Sun creams also protect your skin from dehydrating.
Organic Eye Cream by Evara
This is the best-selling eye-serum and is known to work wonders in tightening the skin under your eyes. It is a mixture of all the wonderful ingredients that can make your eyes look firmer and brighter. It is easily available at Amazon, just buy it and use it under your eyes before sleeping, for long-lasting results.
Clinical Measures to Tighten Skin Under Eyes
This treatment requires injectables with hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is known for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, locking in water content, and helping the skin to remain hydrated. Dermal fillers also fill the gaps created by wrinkles, hence smoothing and tightening the skin around your eyes.
The skin around your eyes is very thin. This is the reason that very dilutes and weak acids are used to peel off the darker skin and dead skin cells from the area under the eyes. This stimulates the growth of new skin cells that can produce more collagen and elastin to make your skin firm.
Can micro-needling be done under the eyes? Yes, it can be done, and it is very effective for tightening the skin under the eyes. In this treatment, small needles are used to create microscopic punctures. Punctures can enhance collagen and elastin production under the eyes to tighten your skin.
Laser Skin Tightening
This particular procedure uses an intense and focused beam of light to heal the skin. The heat produced, triggers’ natural wound healing process of the body. hence procuring extra collagen and elastin to tighten the skin under the eyes.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
If you are experiencing severe under-eye wrinkles, very loose skin as well as heavy puffiness under the eyes, you can opt for lower eyelid surgery. This surgery removes the excess fat and loose skin, which makes your skin look brighter and younger.
Sagging skin under your eyes can never be fully avoided or prevented, but these remedies can certainly limit its visibility. Some of these remedies listed above can fully rejuvenate your skin leaving no marks of any loose skin.
Collagen and elastin which are naturally produced by your skin are the only ingredients that can make your skin firmer. Any product that enhances the production of these two is effective against sagging skin.
If you are still unsure about the remedy that best suits you, consult with a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in dealing with eye issues. Here at Laser Skin Care, we have a team of board-certified surgeons as well as dermatologists who will examine you and suggest you the best suitable treatment. So, book a free appointment right now and say goodbye to all your worries.