Are there any natural remedies to prevent this?
The positive news is, just as lifestyle habits can contribute to loose under-eye skin, similar habits and natural remedies can also help to tighten skin.
Enjoying a nutritious diet keeps your body full of the vitamins and minerals that contribute to healthy, hydrated skin – reducing the signs of dull or tired skin and dark circles.
Prioritising good sleep each night can also help tighten skin, as this is when our bodies produce new collagen.
And as for short-term solutions, cooling and hydrating the skin under your eyes can help to reduce the inflammation and puffiness that exaggerate the appearance of tired skin. This could be as simple as a classic cucumber eye mask or swapping the cucumber for cold, wet tea bags.
How long will it take to see the results of these remedies and treatments?
Practising healthy habits and sticking to a dedicated skincare routine can begin to reduce the appearance of loose skin in just a few days. This is because fine lines, wrinkles and dark and puffy circles under the eyes can contribute to and exaggerate the appearance of sagging skin.
When it comes to actually tightening and firming skin under the eyes, it may depend on the elasticity of the person’s skin as to when they’ll start to see the fruits of their efforts.
For most people, it may be possible to experience tighter skin after just a few weeks to a month.
But it’s important to stick to your skincare routine to not only see the results but maintain them. The more consistent you stay with applying formulas and enjoying healthy daily habits, the more likely you are to notice the results.
How often should you perform these treatments and remedies to maintain the results?
Any dedicated skincare efforts should become part of a daily routine to maximise the benefits.
This not only goes for applying formulas like Retinol and Vitamin C serums and daily sun care creams but also the general habits that contribute to happy, healthy and hydrated skin.
Maintaining daily efforts not only means the skin under the eyes does not have a chance to loosen and sag but also reduces short-term signs of puffiness and fine lines that can contribute to tired-looking eyes.
How do I choose the best formulas for my skin type?
Before you can find the perfect formulas for your skin – to boost the effects of your skincare efforts and avoid irritation – you first need to know your skin type.
Kiehl’s skin type guide defines the five basic skin types and helps you identify yours and how to treat it.
Understanding your skin type allows you to find the right formulas and naturally-derived ingredients to complement it while avoiding those that risk irritation.
For example, oily skin – as its name suggests – overproduces oil and therefore often responds badly to formulas with extra oil. Dry skin on the other hand struggles to retain oil and therefore benefits from formulas with restorative and reviving properties.
Once you’ve identified your skin type and understand its unique properties, shop our complete skin lifting and firming range to treat loose skin today.