Having bags under the eyes is a telltale sign of exhaustion. They form when fluids accumulate in the region. That can be caused by a lack of sleep, stress, allergies, and more.
If swollen, puffy eyes are a part of your daily life, the first thing you need to do is uncover the cause. Bags under the eyes are one of the ways your body asks you to change something and get more rest. To help remove them, try using these natural remedies.
Egg whites aren’t just for a healthy breakfast. You can also incorporate them into your beauty treatment for under-eye bags. All you need is the white of one egg and a small brush.
Using the brush, apply the egg white to your skin and let it dry (about 20 minutes). You’ll know when to remove the egg when it’s completely dried and has a slightly white color. Rinse with warn water and enjoy more hydrated, toned skin.
Cucumber slices to reduce inflammation
A classic beauty technique is to place a slice of cucumber over each eye. This not only provides a fresh, pleasant sensation, but also helps eliminate bags under the eyes.
Cucumber helps fight fluid retention, thanks to its vitamin C and silica content. Just take two slices of this vegetable, place them in the freezer for a few minutes until they’re nice and cold, and put one over each eye for 10 minutes.
Salt makes your body retain more water than it normally would. This results in a bloated feeling, and it applies to every part of your body – including your eyes. Cutting out the salt from you diet isn’t easy for everyone, but there are countless health and beauty benefits.
Don’t forget to scan the nutritional information on any packaged foods you buy. Try to avoid products that contain large quantities of sodium.
Repeated blinkingDuring the deepest stages of sleep your eyes blink more rapidly than normal. That blinking is designed to keep eyes hydrated while you dream. But if you don’t get deep sleep or don’t blink enough during the day, the natural fluids in your eyes aren’t dispersed properly.
This is a common, but often unknown, cause of bag formation under the eyes. Try to blink more consciously throughout the day.
Chamomile or green tea
Chamomile and green teas are very soothing beverages. That effect is transmitted not only to your mood, but to the face as well. After you drink your tea, reserve the tea bags and put them in the freezer. Once they’re nice and cold place one bag over each eye and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. This is a quick fix and it will leave you with a very refreshing feeling.
Stay hydratedIf you’re not drinking enough water, you’ll end up with bags under the eyes as well as dry skin. Try to drink at least two liters of water a day. With that, you’ll maintain beautiful and healthy skin, and improve your body’s overall function.
If you notice those pesky bags beginning to form, pay attention to how much water you’re drinking. Remember, processed juices and coffee do not count as water.
If you don’t have a cucumber on hand, you can substitute a raw potato. Do the exact same thing you would with the cucumber slices. The active ingredient in this vegetable is its starch, which is beneficial for the skin.
Milk is another useful household substance you can use to fight bags under the eyes. Just soak two cotton balls, or a cloth, in a little warm milk. Apply it to the skin under your eyes, but make sure the milk doesn’t get in your eyes. Leave this on for 15 to 20 minutes to relieve stress and tension. Then rinse well with warm water.
Use two cold spoons
If you find you’re still having problems, try this neat trick with spoons. You’ll need to take two clean, metal spoons and put them in the freezer. Leave them in overnight, or at least for 5 hours.
Put one spoon over each eye where the bags have formed and let them sit until they warm to room temperature. If you do this every two weeks, you’ll definitely see results.