How to get rid of bags under your eyes? It’s a question we have all asked ourselves. Probably with increasing regularity over the years. Well today, I want to share with you the natural remedies I have used over the years to combat bags under the eyes. All of the remedies below, I have seen success with. But first, a question.
What causes bags under your eyes?
Bags under your eyes are primarily caused by age and lifestyle. As we start to age, the fat deposits under the skin start to sag, causing eye bags. This can be greatly exacerbated by our lifestyles. For instance, there is a strong correlation between an unhealthy lifestyle and bags under your eyes. A good example is a diet high in salt, which will cause you to retain more fluids, giving you more pronounced bags.
How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Your Eyes
So what can we do to reduce or remove the appearance of bags under our eyes? Let me walk you through the options available to you.
Drink More Water
I know, I just said you are getting bags because of too much fluid retention. So this sounds stupid, right? Well, no, not really. You see, a well hydrated body (6 to 8 glasses of water a day) will help to reduce the puffy effects of bags under your eyes and keep you looking fresher and younger.
Cucumbers do two things to your skin. They help to tighten it up and they also help to sooth it. Both of which is going to lead to a reduction in eye bags. To apply, take two slices of cucumber and place them over your closed eyes. Leave on for up to 30 minutes at a time while you relax. Don’t have cucumber? Potatoes work as well.
Almond oil is great to use if you are more concerned about dark eye circles rather than bags. This is because it helps to even out your complexion and lighten the area around your eyes. It also helps to stimulate collagen production, meaning less wrinkles too! Apply a little around the eyes before bed each night.
Take two spoons and run them under cold water. Place them over the bags and leave them there for a minute. Repeat. Doing this every day will help to firm up the skin and reduce the bags under your eyes. It’s not the most effective treatment, but it is quick, easy and free!
It’s important to note here, they must be caffeinated. Caffeinated tea bags contain tannins which helps to reduce puffiness around your eyes. To use, soak two teabags in warm water and then place in the fridge to chill. Once chilled, place one over each eye for five minutes to freshen up your skin.
Aloe vera eye masks are amazing! The vitamin E and antioxidants present in aloe vera not only help reduce the appearance of bags and puffiness, it also will help to keep away wrinkles too! But a word of caution, make sure it does not get in your eyes, as it can cause lots of irritation. This is why I would recommend a mask, rather than a gel or oil.
These are all the different ways I have used to reduce and remove bags from under my eyes. Personally, I found the aloe vera eye mask to be the most effective, with the cold compress least effective. I have heard other people use egg whites but to be honest, not for me. The thought of having to separate and beat egg whites before brushing them onto my face is a little too over the top.
I have also never tried the cotton pads soaked in milk method, as like above, it just sounds a little too ridiculous!
Are there any other treatments I should have a try with? What have you had success using? Let me know in the comments below.