Under eye bags or circles are a natural sign of aging when the skin begins to lose elasticity and ligaments around your eyes begin to weaken. As aging begins, the skin loses its elasticity, the eyes become puffy and the body loses its ability to repair damage. Other causes of the under eye bags include allergies, lack of sleep, water retention, emotional distress, poor eating habits and fatigue. For some people, the under eye bags are hereditary and may increase in size with age or the hormonal fluctuations. It is no secret that under eye bags are ugly, they make you look older than your actual age and also tired. Regardless of the cause(other than aging), under eye bags can be cleared or reduced with proper rest, a good diet and some few eye-care tricks.
Tea bag is a sure remedy of getting rid of the under eye bags. A type of streak of tea will help lessen the swelling and blackness. Soak a rosemary tea bag in cold water and let it wet for one minute. Use the tea bag to cover your eyes and keep it in position for about 10-15 minutes.
The cold compress helps in reducing the swelling around your eyes and this reduces the daily damage to that area of your face and naturally limit the size of the under eye bags. Note that this is a temporary remedy done just for a few hours. Your skin will however be less damaged if you made this part of your daily routine. Wear a cold compress mask on your face for abut 10-15 minutes two times per day.
Reduce Stress and Get Enough Sleep
Lack of enough sleep makes our body not to work efficiently, so the body will tend to absorb less essential vitamins but retain more water. Also, most of the healing is done by the body while asleep. Note that gravity makes fluid to collect under the eyes, which explains those pesky bags. Try sleeping on your back and adding an extra pillow under the head.
It is also obvious that stress and worry causes premature aging and the development of the under eye bags. Try and reduce stress in your life even though it is hard to accomplish. Try deep breathing exercises and meditation.
Smoking makes the blood vessels under the eyes to appear a bit more prominent. The under eye bags should reduce considerably when you quit smoking as blood flow throughout the body improves.
Cucumber reduces the puffiness around your eyes and helps in refreshing your eye side skin. Use cold water to soak fresh cucumber for about 10 minutes. Slice it. Now, lay in bed then put the cucumber on the eyes. For best results, leave the slices on for 10 minutes. Make sure the cucumber touches the eye side bags.
Just like acne and dark spots, under eye bags are an embarrassing skin problem. The above natural remedies can help you to deal with this problem. Remember other than the mentioned natural remedies; there are natural over-the-counter medications that can also help treat bags under the eye. Consult your doctor before using these medications.