15 Home Remedies to treat Dryness around the eyes

When you meet people, your eyes are the first thing they notice. And, if the skin around your eyes is dry, you tend to become self-conscious. Not only does it make you look older than you are, but it can also be extremely annoying. the skin under the eyes is even more sensitive. It is prone to dryness and wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin problems. Dry skin under the eyes is a very common occurrence, especially during winter. This dryness is very painful because of its proximity to the eyes. But don’t worry, with a little care, you can battle the dryness and say hello to supple skin.

Causes of Dry Skin around eyes

Dryness around the eyes can be due to both external and internal factors. Environmental conditions like extreme weathers (too hot or too cold) and sudden changes in the weather. Harsh chemicals in skin care and cosmetic products or even in the environment. Excessive rubbing on or around eyes. Using dirty makeup brushes and sponges. Certain makeup products like mascaras and concealers. Sunburn is also a major cause of dryness around eyes. Dermatological conditions such as dermatitis or eczema. The causes are varied, but it is essential to take care of the sensitive skin under eyes to eliminate dryness and also prevent recurrence of the condition.Dryness around the eyes can give us wrinkles, dark circles, swollen and irritated eyes.

Home Remedies to treat Dryness around the eyes

Here are some homemade remedies to treat dryness around the eyes

1.Aloe Vera gel

2.Almond oil

3.Vitamin E oil

4.Rose water

5.Glycerin

6.Vaseline

7.Tea Bags

8.Honey

9.Cucumber

10.Raw Milk

11.Shea butter

12.Olive oil

13.Lavender oil

14.Yogurt

15.Milk cream/malai

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1.Aloe Vera gel

 Aloe vera is a very good product for eyes. It moisturize the eyes well and also reduce the dark circles. It contains 18 amino acids that work together to heal and sooth dry, irritated skin. The gel also helps stimulate collagen formation to help restore the suppleness of the skin around our eyes. The gel also acts as a good moisturizer and emollient for the eyes.

How to use

  • Apply some aloe vera gel on your eyes.
  • Leave it for full night.
  • Wash it with cold or normal water in morning.

Caution

Be little careful with aloe vera gel, don’t put it in your eyes. You may get itchy or watery eyes. It may also cause blurred vision. Aloe Vera gel is supposed to be used for external purposes only.

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2.Almond oil

Almond oil having properties of moisturizing the skin and give a glow to skin. Almond oil is naturally anti-inflammatory, so it reduces puffy bags under the eyes and dark circles. It’s a good source of vitamin K, which improves clotting, reducing discoloration under the eyes. It contains palmatic acid and retinol, which moisturize delicate under-eye skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

How to use

  • Use almond oil at night around eyes and sleep.
  • Wash it in the morning with normal water.

You can see the results in 20 days.

Caution

Although it has no side effects as such, some people are allergic to nutty ingredients and show allergic symptoms when they use them on the skin. Such people are advised not to use almond oil.

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3.Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil or capsule are very moisturizing and control the dryness around the eyes. It’s a potent antioxidant that combats free radicals from UV rays by neutralizing its oxidizing effects. It repairs traumatized skin cells, which restores collagen, fades age spots, and heals scarring.

How to use

  • Just poke a capsule carefully.
  • Apply 2-3 drops of the oil on your eyes and sleep.
  • Wash it with normal water in the morning.

Caution

Don’t put it directly in your eyes. If it happens than immediately wash your face with fresh water.

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4.Rose water

Rose water has cooling and moisturizing properties which makes it suitable for all. Rose water especially is considered good when it comes to soothing eyes. The environmental pollution also plays havoc on our eyes. Taking good eye care is important. The healing properties of rose water make it ideal for eye care.

How to use

  • Just dip two cotton balls in rose water.
  • Place them on the eyes for 20 minutes.
  • Than wash it with normal or cold water.

Caution

There is no danger if rose water get into your eyes but it should be first diluted with water.

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5.Glycerin

Glycerin is best to get rid of dryness and flaky skin. It’s good for hairs as well as for the skin. It is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines.

How to use

  • Dab some drops of glycerin on cotton pad or on your finger tips.
  • Gently apply on your eyes at night.
  • Wash it with normal water in the morning.

Caution

If glycerin goes directly into your eyes than immediately wash your eyes with water.

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6.Vaseline

Vaseline is very famous for its uses for the dry skin, chapped lips etc. Vaseline as a usual anti-aging cream to moisturize the skin around the eyes and keep it free of wrinkles, puffy eyes, crow’s feet and bags. It heals dry skin around eyes.

How to use

  • Apply some Vaseline on your eyes at night and sleep.
  • When you get up in the morning you can wash your face with lukewarm water.

You can see result in 15 days.

Caution

Vaseline should not go into your eyes. Even if you have sensitive skin don’t use vaseline on skin.

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7.Tea Bags

Tea bags are always helpful whether the problem is big or small. Tea bags reduces the puffiness and dryness around eyes. Especially green tea bags are great for reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes because the caffeine in the tea shrinks the blood vessels around the eyes. It reduces dryness around eyes.

How to use

  • Dip two tea bags in boiled water and cool it down.
  • Place them on the eyes for 20 minutes.
  • Then wash it with normal water.

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8.Honey

Our mother and grandmother using honey for skin problems from ages and told us to use it as our beauty regime. It hydrated our skin. Honey is a good source to moisturize the dry area of eyes.

How to use

  • Take some honey and apply it on the eyes.
  • Leave it over night.
  • Wash it with normal water in the morning.

Caution

Honey is very viscous. If it goes into your eyes than wash your eyes with water.

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9.Cucumber

Cucumber apart from toning the skin, also moisturize it. Cucumber on eyes will revitalize the skin. Cucumbers have a subtle, mild skin lightening effect. This is why cucumber on eyes is so often used for the dark circles and dry skin under eyes. This skin lightening effect can also make your skin appear youthful and glowing.

How to use

  • Grate some cucumber.
  • Apply it on the eyes for 20 minutes.
  • Wash eyes with cool water.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes. If you are having cold or fever, than don’t use this remedy.

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10.Raw Milk

Raw Milk is very good source of moisturizer. Raw milk is best to treat dryness around eyes. Milk  contains vitamins A and B6, which help build new skin cells. The vitamin D in milk restores skin’s elasticity.

How to use

  • Dip cotton pad or ball in raw milk.
  • Keep this on eyes for 20 minutes.
  • Wash eyes with cool water.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes.

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11.Shea butter 

High quality shea butter skincare that targets the minimization of under eye circles is optimal because under eye circles are very often signs that your skin is in desperate need of hydration and moisture. As the skin becomes more and more parched, the eye area gets darker and darker, often on the top of the lid as well as the under eye area. The key in this situation is to deliver as much healing and restorative moisture and hydration as possible. And this is where shea butter skin care comes in.

How to use

  • Melt some Shea butter by rubbing it between your fingers.
  • Gently apply around the dry area of your eyes and leave it over night.
  • Wash it with normal water in the morning.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes.

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12.Olive oil

Olive oil is very good for moisturizing the dry skin. It helps the skin to glow and can treat the dryness around the eyes. To use olive oil to help reduce the dryness around eyes, purchase some cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil.

How to use

  • Take 3-4 drops of olive oil.
  • Gently massage the eyes and leave it overnight.
  • Wash it with normal water in the morning.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes.

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13.Lavender oil

Lavender essential oil is good to treat dryness around eyes. Lavender oil includes low amounts of several monoterpenes which also have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial therapeutic properties.

How to use

  • For this take 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and add 2 to 3 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Mix them both nicely.
  • Apply this at night on your eyes for 1 month.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes. It may irritate your eyes for few hours.

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14.Yogurt

Yogurt had so many properties to treat dull and dry skin around eyes. Yogurt is very good for the eyes. To treat the dryness around eyes follow these steps written below.

How to use

  •  Take some yogurt and apply it on eyes with the help of cotton.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it from cold or normal water.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes.

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15.Milk cream/malai

Milk cream or Malai is full of moisture and can used for treating dryness on the body. It contains some fats which are good for the dry part of our body. Malai or milk cream prevents wrinkles and reduce soft lines and dryness around eyes. Malai or milk cream contains some protein and vitamin that can promotes collagen production which important in keeping young and tight skin.

How to use

  • Apply some milk cream or malai around the dry area of eyes.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with tissue or soft cloth.

Caution

It should not go into your eyes if it happens immediately wash your eyes.

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These are some tips to treat dryness around eyes and get beautiful eyes.

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Comments

  1. Shubhada Bhide says:

    Oh, this is very timely. I am looking for a natural cure for dryness around the eyes. I will definitely save this for my references. Thanks for sharing this is so helpful for me.

  2. Charu says:

    All these are so easy to use and easily available in our kitchen

  3. Anchal says:

    Thanks for these tips. Learnt so many new things from your post

  4. Mrinal says:

    My mother has been getting quite a few dry patches under her eyes recently! Will try these remedies on her!

  5. Jiya B says:

    these tips looks amazing to treat dryness. during summer eyes tend to become dry so much. Thanks for sharing these tips here.

  6. I can see the dryness increasing especially in this dry hot weather and will try these .. A nice comprehensive list

  7. Great tips… All the ingredients u mentioned are easily available, thanx for sharing.

  8. Glow Origin says:

    I have faced this problem and I have always used aleovera Cucumber & almond oil it works wonders

  9. Varsh says:

    Might need these tips what with the temperature soaring up. Better to use natural remedies.

  10. Ruchi says:

    This is post for me actually.. looking for something for my eyes…

  11. Jhilmil says:

    My mum used to focus on making and glycerine when we were small..great home remedies for treating dryness.

  12. Thank you for sharing these tips. These are really useful

  13. Rakhi Parsai says:

    Home remedies are best when it comes to taking care of sensitive body parts and areas. This is a great post.

  14. Ishieta says:

    This is another excellent and helpful post. I can tell you almost everyday I come home with tired eyes & feel like my skin is stretchy & dehydrated.

  15. Mala says:

    I apply aloe vera gel under my eyes and it is very effective

  16. Papri Ganguly says:

    I am facing this issue at this time of year. Will try these tips.

  17. Papri Ganguly says:

    Shea butter and olive oil would be great for cutting down the dryness around the under eye area.

  18. Dipika says:

    This is need of hour, with the kind of pressure we bloggers face online and the surging heat from summers.. both play havoc on eyes, these are some brilliant tips and tricks to moisturize eyes.

  19. saakshi Gulati says:

    Great natural remedies for curing dryness of eyes. Do they also help in reducing dark circles?

  20. Judy says:

    Great tips.. I use vaseline, and almond oil generally.. Others will give it a shot soon.

  21. I didn’t know that tea bags can work charm to cure dryness under eye area.. Very nice tips…

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