September 10, 2016

Bags Under Your Eyes? 6 Tips for Looking Young Again

Puffiness or dark circles around your eyes, also known as bags, are not harmful and do not require any medical attention, however they can be unsightly and make you look older. Now that's something nobody wants! Bags under the eyes occur when tissue around the eyes weaken, leading to fluid accumulation beneath the eyes, which causes a swollen appearance. Sleeping face down, seasonal allergies, water retention, and eczema can all aggravate the condition. Heredity also plays a role. Additionally, smoking, alcohol, and drugs can lead to bags under the eyes. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get rid of those unsightly bags and look younger again.

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Reduce Salt Intake
According to Dr. Axe, sodium is not just linked to high blood pressure, it can also lead to fluid retention and under-eye puffiness. Dr. Axe recommends using a little pure Himalayan sea salt if you must use salt and avoiding foods high in sodium. Soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, steak sauce, hamburger relish, canned anchovies, smoked salmon, Italian salami, bacon, cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, many canned soups, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, and many canned vegetables are some foods high in sodium. Dr. Axe asserts that fresh celery can help curb your craving for salt.

According to Reader's Digest, the natural tannins contained in caffeinated tea are a natural diuretic and can reduce under-eye puffiness. Soak two tea bags in hot water. After soaking, chill the bags in the refrigerator for a few minutes before placing one bag on each eye for five minutes.

Eye Cream
According to Dr. Axe, as we age, the skin naturally becomes dehydrated due to a lack of collagen. Moisturizing the skin is essential. Certain products can firm your skin, smooths wrinkles, and reduces the appearance of bags under the eyes. This cream contains a high concentration of Cichoric Acid, which is a natural antioxidant that helps firm your skin by blocking the enzymes that break down collagen. A vegetable-based emollient helps maintain the skin's moisture balance, and water lily reduces skin irritation and redness.

In order to get rid of bag it is essential for you to do your best to get plenty of sleep. It is also a good idea to train your body to get into a sleep routine. Make sure that you are trying to go to bed and wake up at the same time most every day. You can even use natural supplements, such as those offered by Rise-N-Shine, to help you feel awake and energized right when you wake up. It really is amazing how much of a difference some sleep can make for your body. Mayo Clinic suggests sleeping with your head slightly raised. To do this, you can prop up the head of your mattress or sleep with an extra pillow. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated helps prevent fluid from accumulating around your eyes. May Clinic also recommends getting enough sleep to help prevent under-eye puffiness. Seven to eight hours of sleep is sufficient for most adults.

Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages can lead to mild dehydration, which can make dark circles under your eyes more obvious. Instead, drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Water helps your skin stay firm, according to WebMD.

Hemorrhoid Cream
People have been using hemorrhoid cream for years to reduce under-eye puffiness. Hemorrhoid cream tightens the skin around the eyes and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Reader's Digest recommends mixing a bit of your moisturizer with the hemorrhoid cream if the smell is too potent for you. Be sure not to get any of the hemorrhoid cream in your eyes.

Unsightly bags under your eyes can reduce your confidence and make you self-conscious. While some of the factors that cause under-eye puffiness, such as heredity, cannot be avoided, you can reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. By utilizing the tips in this article, you can prevent or get rid of bags under your eyes.

(Contributed by Kara Masterson)

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  1. Sumitra2:55 PM

    Bags under the eyes are caused by moving fat deposits and accumulated fluid.Many kitchen items, such as tea bags, spoons and cucumbers, are good remedies

  2. Sichana3:05 PM

    Iron deficiency may sometimes cause a bluish tinge below your eyes.

  3. Bhumika3:07 PM

    exercising your facial muscles helps to tone and strengthen your face and reduce under eye dark circles and puffiness.Try palpating the area around your eyes lightly.
    Using the tips of your fingers, make fluttering motions with your fingers and lightly graze the area.
    This will rev up circulation and “smooth out” little creases.

  4. Dharani3:09 PM

    Did you know that putting a wet paper towel in the freezer before you go to #bed can make your eye bags and dark circles fade away?

    All you do is take it out of the freezer in the morning, wait just a few minutes for it to thaw, bend it and place it around your eyes/bridge of your nose.Two weeks of this treatment and one of our readers said that their bags and dark circles were gone!
    Give it a try!


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