8 All-Natural Ingredients That Work for Eye Puffiness and Wrinkles.

Find these natural ingredients at home, in your cupboard or fridge

1. Freeze coffee ice cubes

Research has shownTrusted Source that caffeine does more than rev up your brain when a deadline looms — it also stimulates circulation when applied to the eye area and has antioxidant properties that may help reduce the risk of wrinkles and even protect against further damage from free radicals.

By freezing java into ice cubes, you can conveniently cool your lids while constricting blood vessels, reducing swelling, and brightening up tired skin.

2. Use green tea bags

Coffee isn’t the only antioxidant-rich beverage that doubles as an under-eye treatment. Green tea is another caffeine-rich kitchen staple that may help calm inflammationTrusted Source when applied to puffy lids.

“It helps protect skin from environmental stressors and can aid in firming and tightening the skin due to the caffeine present,” Renee says. Try soaking cotton pads in a cooled brew or apply cold tea bags directly to your eye area.

3. Take vitamin E capsules

This important nutrient found in foods like nuts and sweet potatoes isn’t just essential for eye health when absorbed through food — it’s also a powerful under-eye protector when applied topically.

“It’s especially amazing and universal!” Renee says. “It’s a strong antioxidant that has hydrating and anti-aging properties as well as promotes healing by aiding in cell regeneration.”

Research has shownTrusted Source topical application of the antioxidant (found in oil or capsule form) can protect against photo aging and minimize inflammation.

4. Mix in some vitamin K

One of the most widely hailed natural dark circle fighters known to researchers is this fat soluble vitamin that’s been shown to be an effective hyperpigmentation fighter when used in conjunction with retinol (vitamin A).

“It’s amazing when added to an under-eye cream or serum because it has blood clotting and healing properties [and can] help reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time,” Renee says. “Dark circle warrior!”

While the ingredient is now widely found in over-the-counter beauty products, it’s naturally derived from foods like broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

In addition to incorporating more of those power greens into your diet, you may want to try mixing a store-bought formulation with coffee — a 2015 studyTrusted Source found that applying caffeine pads containing vitamin K showed significant improvements in dark circles.

5. Soothe with coconut oil

Though it won’t combat circles, coconut oil has been touted as a solution for fine lines and dry under-eye skin.

This common kitchen staple has been called a “superfood” for its nutritional properties, but its high concentration of small-chain fatty acids also makes it an inflammation-reducing beauty salve that can be carefully applied to your under eyes for extra moisture.

6. Lock moisture in with olive oil

Because this common cooking ingredient is rich in fat-soluble vitamins (including E and K, described above), it may be good for at-home under-eye hydration.

There’s no solid research to back up its effectiveness on dark circles and wrinkles, but dabbing a bit on damp skin may help lock in moisture.

7. Depuff with aloe vera

If you happen to have an aloe vera plant at home, you might try applying some of the juicy leaves’ contents to dry skin (including the delicate parts underneath your eyes).

Research has shownTrusted Source the plant is full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids, and has anti-inflammatory properties that could help with puffiness.

8. Massage with arnica oil

If the bluish tint under your eyes is due to dilated blood vessels, a dab of arnica may help. The topical oil formulation of the herb has been shown to improve the appearance of bruises and other skin maladies.

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