Home Remedies & Tips for Under-Eye Wrinkles

by Rachel Nall ; Updated July 18, 2017

When you blink or squint, you use the muscles around your eyes. Over time, frequent use of these muscles leads to wrinkling of the skin. If you smoke or are frequently exposed to the sun, these wrinkles may happen sooner rather than later. By carefully caring for the skin under your eyes, you can experience a reduction in under-eye skin wrinkling.

Sun Protection

Because frequent muscle contractions from squinting can contribute to under-eye wrinkling, it’s important to prevent this occurrence whenever possible. Wearing dark sunglasses can reduce squinting as can a wide-brimmed hat that blocks the sun from all angles. Before you leave your home each day, apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 before going outside. Sun exposure can break down collagen and elastin fibers more quickly than the aging process, according to “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Seniors.” Because the sun’s rays can affect you even when the sun is not shining, this tip can help reduce under-eye wrinkles.

Egg White

Egg white can temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, according to “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Seniors.” Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat the egg white. Take a cotton ball or swab and apply the egg white to the area under and around the eye — take care not to get it in the eye itself. Allow the egg white to dry, then remove it with warm water. The egg white makes your skin appear tightened. It also has a moisturizing effect. You can repeat this remedy on a daily basis – use a new egg white each time you do.


Grapes naturally contain fruit acids that can help to tighten the skin. To use grapes as a wrinkle fighter, cut a cold grape in half. Gently rub the exposed area under and around the eye. The cold temperature can constrict the blood vessels, reducing the appearance of puffiness. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse away. Let the skin air dry for maximum wrinkle-fighting benefits.


Smooth fine wrinkles around the eyes using an overnight solution with clear tape. Hold the eye skin taut and place a piece of tape over your wrinkles. Leave on overnight, then carefully remove. This can help to temporarily smooth wrinkles, according to NY Magazine.

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About the Author

Rachel Nall began writing in 2003. She is a former managing editor for custom health publications, including physician journals. She has written for The Associated Press and "Jezebel," "Charleston," "Chatter" and "Reach" magazines. Nall is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Tennessee.