Bags under eyes - five home remedies

09 December, 2019
In addition to helping reduce puffiness and dark circles, many of these natural ingredients have moisturizing properties that prevent the appearance of premature wrinkles.

Are you worried about bags under eyes? The skin around the eyes is one of the most delicate areas of our face because it lacks sebaceous glands.

That’s why it reflects the passage of time, lack of sleep, stress, and other physical and emotional problems that affect your health.

Besides, keep in mind it’s one of the areas that are most exposed to sunlight, toxins, and other environmental factors that can negatively impact the layers of the skin. This study carried out by Centro de Salud San Fermín in Madrid, emphasizes the need to protect yourself against sun rays to prevent skin problems.

These problems often manifest as bags under eyes, an inflammation of the lower eyelid caused by fluid retention and a lack of movement.

While bags under the eyes aren’t considered to be a health problem, many people want to diminish their appearance for aesthetic reasons.

Fortunately, there are plenty of treatments available today that can reduce bags under eyes to leave you looking younger and more refreshed.

In today’s article, we’d like to share five natural remedies that help lower inflammation and moisturize the skin of this delicate area. Try them!

Home remedies for bags under eyes

1. Chamomile toner

Chamomile and its oil.

This natural toner made with chamomile has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that significantly reduce the appearance of bags under eyes according to this study by Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas Victoria de Girón.

If you add rose petals you’ll give an even greater boost to your eye area and complexion.

Ingredients

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, add the water, chamomile flowers, and rose petals to a small saucepan.
  • Then, bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, and let this mixture steep for five minutes.
  • Once it cools slightly, strain off the liquid and store it in an airtight jar.
  • Then, dip a cotton ball in the liquid and apply it to the area under your eyes using a gentle massage.
  • There’s no need to rinse.
  • Finally, use this every day—in the morning and again before bedtime.

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2. Almond oil and roses

One of the best essential oils when it comes to bags under the eyes is almond oil. It hydrates the skin around the eyes and prevents the formation of wrinkles according to this study by Hospital General de Salisbury.

When you add rose petals, which have analgesic properties (according to this research carried out by the University of Tehran) you’ll have a natural solution for puffiness, dark circles, and other imperfections.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. of sweet almond oil
  • The petals from one rose

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, crush the rose petals and add them to the almond oil. Let this mixture steep for one day.
  • After 24 hours have passed, filter the oil and store it in a glass jar.
  • Dip a cotton ball in the oil and dab it on your the bags under the eyes.
  • Finally, allow it to absorb thoroughly.

3. Bags under eyes – avocado

bags under the eyes

Some people believe that the essential fatty acids in avocado can reduce bags under eyes and nourish the area to prevent the appearance of early wrinkles. However, the evidence on retinol (the main compound of avocado) and its relationship with aging is still up for further investigation as stated in this study by the Bombay College of Pharmacy in India.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1 vitamin E capsule

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, scrape out the pulp of a medium-sized, ripe avocado, and mix in the gel from the vitamin E capsule.
  • When you have a thick paste, apply it to the eye area and anywhere else you desire.
  • Then, leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
  • Finally, repeat this procedure every day to reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes.

4. Potatoes

Potato juice is an anti-inflammatory according to this study by Purdue University in the USA. Some people believe it can decrease bags under eyes and other common conditions such as acne. However, this information isn’t yet endorsed by the scientific community.

Ideally, you should use it all by itself. But you may want to mix it with olive oil if your skin is too dry.

Ingredients

  • 1 raw potato

How do you make it?

  • Juice the potato.
  • Then, apply it directly to the swollen areas and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse it with warm water and then repeat it twice a day.

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5. Shea butter and Argan oil for bags under eyes

Remedies for bags under eyes.

Shea butter and Argan oil can nourish the delicate skin around your eyes to stimulate circulation and prevent dryness.

This simple fix naturally reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark circles, while also preventing wrinkles from forming and fighting the effects of free radicals. However, these last statements aren’t scientifically endorsed.

Ingredients

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, melt the shea butter in a double boiler and incorporate the argan oil.
  • Then, pour the mix into a jar and let it solidify.
  • Use a small amount to rub gently under your eyes.
  • Finally, use it every night.

As you can see, these natural solutions are easy to prepare and are incredible for reducing bags under eyes.

So, choose any remedy you like the most and use it on a regular basis for the best results.