Why You Have Bags Under Your Eyes and How to Treat Them Naturally
We usually associate them with being tired, but bags under your eyes can actually point to deficiencies. Learn about why you have bags under your eyes and natural ways to treat them in this article.
Bags under your eyes can make you look sick and tired.
But where do they come from and how can you prevent them?
Bags under your eyes are more than just a matter of appearance. They are also an indicator of how well your organs are functioning.
Here, we’ll talk about the two types of these manifestations, as well as how to naturally treat each of them.
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What are those bags under my eyes?
First thing first: you’ll have to look at the bags and determine whether they come from swelling problem or whether they’re simply a dark color.
This will determine what treatment to use and which organ will need extra care. However, there are also some remedies that work for any type of these dark spots, which we’ll share at the end of the article.
It’s also important to identify whether they are permanently present or just appear on certain days. Some people, for example, only get them after overdoing it with a lot of food or drinking.
Noticing when they show up will help you treat them properly.
Swollen bags under your eyes
If the bags look swollen and your eyelids are also swollen, it’s probably an issue of fluid retention. Therefore, the issue points to your kidneys.
It may happen occasionally, like after having an extra salty dinner, or chronically, such as when you have a kidney condition.
If you press the bags under your eyes, you’ll be able to tell that there’s fluid underneath, since the swelling will go away for a second and then come back.
Treatment for your kidneys
The following tips improve kidney function or reduce inflammation around the eyes:
- Apply used green tea bags to the outside of your eyes. These can be tea bags that you’ve saved in the freezer to get the benefits of the cold as well.
- Rest for a bit with your eyes closed and cold tea bags on top.
- You can also apply raw potato or cucumber slices for the same effect.
- Meanwhile, make sure you drink enough water. A good amount is at least 8 glasses a day aside from what you drink during your normal meals.
- To improve kidney function, sip onion and celery broth and teas made of dandelion and burdock.
- If you have pain in your lower back, you can apply heat a half hour before going to bed with a heating pad or hot water bag.
Dark circles under your eyes
The other type of bags that you may have under your eyes are dark circles. These may be bluish, brown, or even black. Such colors may point to issues with your liver and gallbladder.
These circles can be covered up with a bit of makeup, but that wouldn’t be addressing the underlying health issue.
Treatment for your liver
To improve liver and gallbladder function, follow the tips below:
- Start your day with a cup of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
- Avoid unhealthy fats like those in fried foods, commercial baked goods, margarine, and cold cuts.
- Eat dinner early and make it light.
- Take white sugar out of your diet completely and instead use honey, stevia, agave, etc.
- Keep away from toxic habits like smoking and alcohol.
- Before bed, drink tea made of bitter medicinal plants (artichoke, boldo, dandelion, milk thistle). You can also consume these herbs in supplement form.
- Every night, apply a few drops of rosehip oil around your eyes, gently massaging it in. This oil contains antioxidants and is rejuvenating.
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Some people vouch for certain traditional medicines that can remove bags under the eyes. This goes for both the swollen and dark varieties.
Here they are:
- After washing your face and before applying moisturizing cream, apply a facial toner made of rosemary, rose, or witch hazel.
- Take special care around your eye area by using sun screen and wearing sunglasses.
- In addition, we recommend learning a few simple self-massage techniques.
- Always sleep on a good pillow, because the height of it will help prevent fluid retention in your face.
- During the day, it’s a good idea to spend a bit of time in an inverted position to help get blood circulating in your head.