Remedies for Bags Under the Eyes and Crow's Feet

Our eyes and the areas around them are a very special part of the face that says a lot about us. They can greatly improve someone's appearance if cared for naturally
Remedies for Bags Under the Eyes and Crow's Feet

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Eyebrows and eyelashes can easily be taken care of, but getting rid of signs of tiredness and age can be much trickier. So, today we’re going to show you some natural remedies to help you if you’re struggling to eliminate bags or crow’s feet, and help your eyes get back to looking perfect!

A delicate area

The face is an area in the body that requires special care because it’s more vulnerable to the effects of time, the climate, etc. One of the most delicate ares in the face is the area surrounding the eyes, as this skin is very thin and won’t hide the signs of a night of insomnia, poor diet, fluid retention, or your first wrinkles.

These marks age the face a lot, and can make your appearance seem less bright and young.  That’s why it’s important to take special care of this area.

People generally use cosmetic products made specifically for the area around the eyes. If they can, they use the most natural products possible, made with organic ingredients that are free of alcohol, paraffin, parabens and other petroleum-based products, etc.

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The relationship to the liver

When you see the first lines of impending crow’s feet, you should keep in mind that your liver is the main organ involved. If you have bags under your eyes that contain fat and not water, that’s also a liver-related issue.

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You can use some natural remedies for both the crow’s feet and the bags in this case:

  • Take a natural milk thistle supplement.  This medicinal plant helps regenerate the liver.  But people who have been diagnosed with serious liver problems should be careful with this supplement.
  • Avoid harmful dietary fats: fried food, trans fats, cream, red meat, etc.
  • Apply heat to the area over your liver (right side of your ribs) every night before going to bed.
  • Season your meals with fresh lemon juice.
  • In some cases, vision problems can also lead to crow’s feet, so you should always wear the correct prescription of contacts or glasses.  Sight has a strong relationship to the liver, too.

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The relation to kidneys

Bags that appear under your eyes, especially in the morning and sometimes accompanied by swollen eyelids, are a symptom of saturated or improperly functioning kidneys.  If that’s your case, try some of these remedies:

  • Eat a bowl of onion and parsley soup every day before meals.
  • Reduce salt consumption; try to substitute it with sea salt water (sold in diet stores).
  • Avoid flour and dairy for dinner.
  • Drink burdock, dandelion, and horse tail infusions.
  • Drink two glasses of water before breakfast and at least 2 liters by the end of the day.
  • Apply heat daily to the middle of your back.


Other natural remedies to help you with bags and crow’s feet

Cucumber slices

Fresh cucumber slices have refreshing and diuretic effects. This makes them a quick, effective remedy when placed on closed eyelids, because they can help firm the area.  Let set for 5 minutes.

Green tea bags

After drinking a green tea infusion, save the bag in the fridge and use it as an eye mask to relax, reduce inflammation, and rejuvenate your eyes.  Let them sit until you notice they’re not cold anymore.

Rose hip oil

This oil is perfect for adult and dry skin, and it helps to prevent and fight all sorts of wrinkles, especially crow’s feet.  Apply two drops to the wrinkles twice a day, morning and night, and gently massage making small circles.  You can also gently put pressure on the area with your fingers.

This is also a helpful way to hide skin marks and small scars.

Facial self-massage

The last of our remedies to help with crow’s feet and bags under your eyes is simply a massage. You can give yourself a few simple massages every day that won’t just improve the way your eyes look, they’ll also help to relax your face and appearance.

1. First, blink several times in a row and then shut your eyes tightly. Then, relax.

2. Beginning on the insides of your eyebrows, apply pressure by making small, barely noticeable circles, and continue towards the outer area of the eye until reaching the end of your eyebrow.

3. Once finished, rub your hands to warm them and rest your closed eyes in the palm of your hand.

Photos courtesy of neuroticcamel, Chugy and neil-farnworth.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.