The skin under the eyes tends to be thin, which is one reason wrinkles and dark circles accumulate there. Hydrating keeps the skin from becoming dry and flaky. Natural skin-care treatments around the eyes work basically the same as they would anywhere else on the body. You can improve the overall quality of your skin, including around the eyes, by giving certain areas special attention and eating a healthy diet.
Wash the skin around your eyes twice a day. Avoid using any soap or washcloths. Lightly use your finger to cleanse the area with lukewarm water.
Lie on a couch or bed and place cucumber slices over your eyes. These serve to reduce inflammation and add moisture to the skin. Leave the cucumbers in place for 15 minutes.
Dab a moisturizer just under the eyes, and blend it lightly with your finger, covering the dry skin.
Set up a humidifier in your bedroom at night during the winter months to improve moisture in the skin.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water helps keep all the skin on your body hydrated.
Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Maintaining your overall health improves skin quality.
A rash or red tint on the skin under the eyes may indicate an allergy or skin irritation that requires medical treatment.
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.