8 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bags Under Your Eyes

Have you ever woken up to only realize you have the world’s biggest dark circles under your eyes? Eye puffiness, also known as bags under the eyes, puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes – is the most common beauty problem that makes us look very tired or ill. There are a variety of reasons why you may have these pesky bags under your eyes, whether it’s from excessive crying, stress, lack of sleep, sinus problems or even hormonal changes in the body; we all have experienced puffy eyes at some point in our lives. While having bags under your eyes is not a serious skin problem, it is not something we want to deal with first thing in the morning. So how do you get rid of them? Here are 8 natural ways to help you get rid of bags under your eyes:

 1.  Water 

Drinking those 8 to 10 required glasses a day will wash those bags away, literally. Bags under your eyes are regularly caused by the retention of water because of high salt focus in the area. Try to stay away from salty foods like pizza and french fries and drinks that cause you to end up dried out, such as coffee and alcohol. Staying well-hydrated throughout the day allows a lesser chance for your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell, in addition to flushing toxins out of the body.

 2.  Cucumbers 

Stock up on some cucumbers and freeze them. A good home remedy for treating puffy eyes is with chilled cucumbers. Cucumbers have ascorbic acid and caffeic acid which brings down the water retention in the eyes, reducing inflammation and helping to tighten your skin. This remedy is also great for getting rid of wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes.

  • Cut thick slices of cucumbers
  • Leave slices in refrigerator for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes, place the cold slices on your eyelids for about 10 more minutes or until they become warm.
  • Repeat several times a day

3.  Cold Spoons 

  • Like the cucumbers, a cold spoon will help relieve those puffy eyes
  • Grab a few metal spoons and leave in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Hold the rounded portion of one of the cold spoons against your eye for a few minutes until the spoon feels warm
  • Once it becomes warm, replace it with a colder one

 4.  Exercise 

Practicing yoga everyday with poses such as shoulder stands and backbends can help increase circulation to the face, which carries away excess fluid and helps relieve swelling to the face and body.

5.  Tea Bags 

Drinking green or black tea can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. These teas contain anti-irritant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes, as well as relieve redness and inflammation.

6. Take Care of Your Allergies 

Puffy eyes are the main factor when our allergies start to flare up. For natural ways to take care of your allergies, try using essential oils such as peppermint, basil or eucalyptus oil.

7.  Change Your Sleeping Position 

Avoid sleeping on your stomach or even on your side. Sleeping on your back can prevent gravity from causing fluid to build up around your eyes. If it’s not as comfortable, try to sleep on softer pillows or add extra cushions; remember the more comfortable sleep you get, the less chance of morning undereye bags.

8.  Egg Whites 

Egg whites also have skin-tightening effects that can help get rid of under eye bags as well as help prevent wrinkles.

  • Get 2 eggs and separate the yolks and whites in separate bowls
  • Mix the egg whites thoroughly until you get a stiff consistency
  • Add a few drops of witch hazel
  • Apply this mixture using a brush or soft cloth under your eyes and let it dry
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes

Any, or all of these remedies should help improve the look underneath your eyes. And some of them also add to your overall health and wellbeing; what could be better than that?

4/16/2017 9:00:00 PM
Elijah McGibbons
Written by Elijah McGibbons
As an American with strong Irish roots, Elijah’s love for nature is second only to his passion to help people. Whenever possible, he runs weekend free trainings for young children and teaches them the ins and outs of sports (e.g., basketball, chess, table tennis). Wishing to see the world and to add sauce to his writings...
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