Bags under the eyes are mainly a cosmetic concern and not a medical condition, but their appearance can become psychologically distressing for some people. It’s always disagreeable and bothersome when people asks you if you are tired or sick, especially when you are not.
Bags under the eyes can be caused by an excess of fat or fluid under the eyes or weakness of the muscles below the eyes. With age, the thinning of the skin can add coloration making them more noticeable.
Genetic and age can play a role in their apparition. If it runs in your family, there are some chances that you inherited the trait. It can also be a lifestyle consequence.
Reduce salt consumption. Salt promotes water retention and can cause fluid accumulation under your eyes.
Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. If you don’t get enough sleep, it worsens the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes.
Try to sleep on the back with your head slightly elevated to avoid blood and fluid to accumulate in the face during the night.
Limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine to avoid skin dehydration and keep the eyes area moisturized at all times.
Apply a cold gel eye mask to cool the eyes area and reduce swelling.
Apply cold used tea bags or cold or cucumbers slices to help soothe puffiness. It will cause vasoconstriction and decrease the amount of fluid under the eyes.
You can also consider using a natural and organic under eye cream containing chamomile which soothes eye puffiness or caffeine which has a blood-constricting effect.