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Bags Under Your Eyes: How To Get Rid Of Them

There are many natural remedies you can follow to prevent or eliminate the bags under your eyes.

From the age of 20 onwards, our skin begins to become mature, so the first symptoms of age start to appear. While these first signs of age don't have to be a warning sign, they can make us feel worse about ourselves.

One of the most common signs that appear sooner are bags under our eyes. They are generally not a problem that requires medical attention, they can be treated easily from home with some natural remedies. In this article, we are going to let you know  how to get rid of eye bags.

What causes bags under your eyes?

Over the years, the tissues around the eyes weaken, including some of the muscles that support the eyelid. In addition, the natural fat that helps support the eyes can move toward the lower eyelids, increasing swelling. All this can cause a slight swelling under the eyes known as bags.

There are some factors that can favor this swelling:

  • Fluid retention due to various causes

  • Lack of sleep

  • Allergies

  • Smoking

  • Genetic

Under eye bags are usually an aesthetic concern, as they make us seem like we are more tired and they can also make us feel older. Cosmetic creams and home remedies can help us prevent their appearance, although in very extreme cases eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty may be used.

How to get rid of eye bags: home remedies

There are a number of things we can do to eliminate eye bags, from changing some unhealthy lifestyle habits, to home remedies that can help diminish the appearance of them.

We have made a selection of the most common and effective home remedies for this:

1. Take allergies into account

Spring is the allergy season, so during this period, eyes tend to swell and become a little watery. In spite of that, there are essential oils for allergies that can help you control the bags under your eyes that appear as a side effect, even before they appear.

2. Reduce salt intake

The excess of sodium in our diet is one of the main causes of fluid retention and it favors the swelling around the eyes. It is advisable to avoid pre-cooked meals high in salt, replacing them with fresh vegetables and cooking with little salt, if possible pure sea salt.

3. Exercises

There are some special face exercises that help reduce, in a natural way, the aging signs and they favor the skin luminosity. Applying a light finger pressure, you can do some exercises with facial expressions and pressure spots. 

There are also some physical exercises, such as yoga, with its inverted positions, can favor blood flow and eliminate the excess of fluid and the swelling. 

4. Sleep in the right position

Sleeping face up can prevent fluid to accumulate around the eyes, due to gravitational force. It's advisable to use an extra pillow, if it is not too uncomfortable for the person, to help lift the head a bit more.

5. Remove makeup before sleeping

Keeping your makeup on all night can irritate our eyes and favor the swelling of the bags under the eyes. So, it is advisable to take your makeup off with a soft makeup remover and some cotton. 

6. Limit or stop alcohol consumption

Alcohol tends to dehydrate our body and our skin. Such dehydration can cause the fine skin around our eyes to sink and darken.

7. Eliminate tobacco

As alcohol, or even more, tobacco dries our skin and weakens the facial and body skin. It also causes premature aging in the skin and this includes the delicate skin that we have around our eyes. 

Smoking causes premature aging of the skin and is one of the main risk factors for the appearance of eye bags. | ,

8. Cold compresses

A temporary help to reduce the bags under your eyes is the application of cold water compresses. We can also use black tea, chamomile or some drops of lavender to enhance the anti-inflammatory and relaxing effect.

9. Use sun screen 

The contour of the eyes is often forgotten when it comes to protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Exposure to the sun can cause the skin around the eyes to dehydrate and wrinkle.

Mineral-based sunscreens, UV-protected sunglasses, or caps and hats can be highly effective in protecting the face from the sun's damaging rays, preventing the skin around the eyes from drying out and darkening.

10. Use natural creams for your eyes

The lack of hydration is the first cause of skin aging, that is, the appearance of wrinkles and under eye bags, so a good moisturizing cream is essential when preventing these signs. 

There are countless moisturizers on the market for the eye contour. However, if we look for a more natural option we can apply a few drops of rosehip oil, essential oils of lavender and lemon or aloe vera every night, which will help reduce inflammation and regenerate the skin.

11. Include more collagen in your daily diet

Collagen is one of the most abundant prote├»n in our body; we can find it in our body, muscles, tendons, and skin, providing elasticity and resistance. When, due to the passage of time, our body's collagen production naturally decreases, it gives way to signs of aging.

Therefore, increasing the levels of collagen in our body can help firm our skin, increase smoothness and encourage the renewal of epithelial cells.