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How to Get Rid of Under Eyes Bags?

Anyone can experience droopy and baggy eyes, irrespective of their age. Undereye puffiness is commonly considered a sign of fatigue and stress. This is something that can make you look older than your age. There is no need to treat it medically. As there are numerous proven tricks and home remedies to get rid of under eye bags. Before we round up the best cures for it, let’s have a look at some of the most common causes of baggy and puffy eyes.

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What causes Under Eye Bags?

  • You could have it genetically. Your parents (one or both) had it? You too are likely to have them at some point of time.
  • Hormonal imbalance too can cause puffiness of eyes.
  • The area around the eyes is the thinnest in our body. Normally, we do not pay much heed to it (that results in slowed blood circulation) and end up with puffiness around the eyes.
  • People who sleep in a face down position can have saggy skin under their eyes.
  • Addiction (drugs, alcohol and smoking) is one of the most common factors behind it.
  • Those who spend hours in sunbathing are more likely to have swollen and baggy under eye skin. Skin tends to lose collagen, when exposed to UV rays.
  • When the tissues around the eyes get weakened, fluid tend to accumulate in under-eye skin. As a result, you end up with swollen and pillowy eyes.
  • Lack of sleep due to any reason (particularly stress) is yet another common factor behind droopy eyes and dark circles.
  • Age is one of the most common reasons of swelled eyes. Ageing not just thins the skin, it also breaks down collagen.
  • Seasonal allergies may cause release of histamines in our body. Histamines cause inflammation in blood vessels.

How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes?

Here we have enlisted the most effective remedies for eye bags treatment.

1.A Cold Compress

Chilling out those saggy eyes constricts the inflamed vessels. Just lay down in a relaxed manner (feel relaxed too) and close your eyes. Cover your eyelids with any of these items—chilled cucumber slices, potato slices, frozen spoon, gel masks for eyes or wet tea bags (with a few drops of lavender essential oil). Let it rest on your eyes for about 20 minutes. I have tried it myself and it really works.

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2.UV Protection is a Must!

Harmful UV rays tend to dehydrate the skin. It causes eyes to get wrinkled and crepe. To prevent sun damage, besides wearing SPF sun protection cream, don’t forget to put on sunglasses and hat, especially while taking sunbath.

3.Best Eye Cream for Bags

Ageing is the key factor behind that weirdly baggy skin around your eyes. So, this one is especially for all the mature women, worried about their under eye puffiness. Drugstores are flooded with a number of dermatologically tested and high-quality eye creams/gels (prefer the ones with ingredients like caffeine, antioxidants, tea or grapeseed oil). Those who owe their droopy eyes to the thin skin around their eyes, must try collagen building creams. Try these creams as directed on the label. Besides that, essential oils of lemon, rosehip, and lavender too are known for regenerating the dull and damaged skin. [Read here: 10 Easiest Ways to Prevent Ageing]

4.Right Sleeping Position

Many women complain to have puffy eyes especially in the morning. For all such ladies, you need to correct your sleeping posture. Take an extra pillow and sleep on your back. This is the best way to avoid pooling of fluids around the eyes. And make sure you are having a sound sleep of about 7 t 8 hours.

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5.Cut Back on Salt

Sodium is an ingredient that retains water under your eyes, making them look puffy. Especially when you have a dinner with lots of salt, you will wake up to baggy eyes. Simply cutting back on salt helps a good deal in getting rid of those pesky bags.

6.Stay Hydrated!

Keeping your body hydrated is highly recommended. A dehydrated body automatically retains maximum amount of water and you end up with swollen eyes. Ensure to drink about 8 glasses of water each day and see the difference.

7.Goodbye to Alcohol

Alcohol plays the role of diuretic in our body. It steals away the natural fluids as well as the electrolytes from the body. If you consume excessively, reduce your daily consumption of alcohol to one glass. Wine is OK.

8.No Smoking!

Chain smoking deprives our body of fluids and natural moisture, leaving us with wrinkled and older-looking thin skin. And thin under eye skin means puffy eyes and dark circles. Quitting it may bring a lot of change. Just give it a try. [Read here: Skincare Routine Gone Wrong: Mistakes you are Making]

9.Vitamin C to Boost Collagen

Younger looking and flawless skin is not possible without collagen. Collagen is a rare type of protein that our body produces on its own. It is found in our skin, tendons, muscles and bones. As we age, the natural process of collagen production slows down. For its regular production in our body, we need to make certain dietary changes. Vitamin C is a great source of collagen. So, make fruits and vegetables an essential part of your daily diet. Collagen supplements can also be tried.

10.No Makeup Before Sleeping

Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the biggest mistakes that may cause puffiness of eyes. Make sure to remove eye makeup before going to bed. Whatever way of cleansing you are using, avoid rubbing your eyes. Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes is my personal recommendation for removing makeup smoothly.

11.Facial Exercises

There are a number of gentle yoga-based facial exercises that help in getting rid of those bags under eyes. Doing it regularly works wonder for tightening that loose skin under your eyes. These facial exercises involve light pressure plus facial expressions. To get the best results, get assistance from some professional yoga expert.

Conclusion: There are a number of under eyes bags remedies and creams to reduce puffiness. Before applying anything on eyes, remember that the skin around our eyes is too delicate. It is highly recommended to deal your eyes with care. [Read here: 10 Steps to Follow for Korean Beauty Routine].

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