How to Holistically Tighten the Eye Area

by Zora Hughes ; Updated September 28, 2017

Cucumbers have long been known to help reduce bags under the eyes.

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Wrinkles around your eyes are due to aging and stress. You can't do anything about aging, but you can find ways to reduce stress to slow down the wrinkling affect. Reducing wrinkles starts with reducing stress, eating healthier and getting enough sleep. There are plenty of cosmetic procedures and expensive creams you can use that will rid you of your wrinkles, but if you don't want to go under the knife or spend too much money, there are some home remedies to help you tighten the skin around the eyes.

Items you will need

  • 1 Egg
  • Cotton ball
  • 1 potato
  • 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp. pomegranate seed oil
  • 1 tsp. carrot oil
  • 1 tsp. cranberry seed oil
Step 1

Apply whipped egg whites to the crow's feet areas around the eyes. Eggs contains hydrolipids that help to tighten the skin temporarily.Using a cotton ball, gently dab the egg whites onto the area being careful not to get any in your eyes. Let it sit for about 15 minutes before removing with a cotton bal. Alternately, you can apply the egg white to the eye area, let it dry, and then apply your foundation and makeup for a temporary eyelift look.

Step 2

Place raw potato slices on your eyes. This will reduce the puffiness in the bags under your eye by tightening the skin to flatten out the bags. Leave potato slices on your eyes for about 10 minutes, making sure that they are touch the area below your eyes.

Step 3

Apply a grapeseed oil eye cream. Grapeseed oil is especially effective in tightening the skin area around the eyes and is used often in commercially made eye cream products. Combine one tablespoon grape seed oil with one teaspoon of pomegranate seed oil, carrot oil, and cranberry seed oil. Place the mixture in a small bottle with a dropper top if you can find one. Apply no more than one drop of the oil on your eye area nightly.


  • Experiment with other tightening ingredients for a homemade facial such as peaches, banana, rosewater and witch hazel.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.