Bags Under the Eyes
One of the most common facial skin ailments to occur in people of all ages is bags under the eyes. Unlike dark circles, bags can be completely colourless (effortlessly matching your skin color), but they are no less prominent than the deepest panda eye. In fact they can be so noticeable that they often raise the entire lower eye area, giving the effect of literal bags! You don’t need to worry too much though, this event is entirely treatable, so let’s take a look at a few of the most common, yet useful ways to treat those pesky bags!
Why do I get bags under my eyes?
As with other eye related conditions, the build up of salt around the area can result in puffiness. If this puffiness is left to get out of hand, short term bags can begin to develop, which can soon turn into long term annoyances. A quick fix would be to keep hydrated with plenty of fresh water. As an adult, it’s recommended that you drink between 2 and 2.5 litres of fresh, clean water a day. If you’re finding that that amount isn’t fixing your bags after a few weeks, up the dose to about 3 litres. The extra amounts of consistent water will flush the excess salt right out of your system and your eyes should be looking fresh again in no time.
But I want a more instant fix
Well there is a certain makeup that’s great for concealing those irritating bags. That’s right; a little bit of concealer can work miracles! You don’t need to keep the makeup on permanently; it’s just an instant fix to help whilst the water regime takes effect. Both men and women have been known to use concealer when necessary to, well… conceal, so don’t worry about stereotypes.
Concealer just doesn’t work for me!
Okay, so no concealer then. One of the greatest tips that you’ll hear is to use teabags on your eyes to fight off the bags that form under your eyes. Although many people consider this to be a myth, it’s actually a scientifically proven fact that tea has soothing properties, especially when applied externally! So leave a couple of tea bags to soak in some water and then give them a quick squeeze to stop any excess running down your face. Once you’ve done that, apply them to your eyes and let them settle in comfortably for at least fifteen minutes. The antioxidants and aromatic properties contained within the tea will go straight to work. You can always freeze the teabags slightly if you want to perk up your skin for double benefits!
What if I’m suffering with bags under my eyes because of allergies?
Well then there is a great range of eye creams and tonics that are available to you, which work fantastically when used in much the same way as the teabag method. Simply apply your eye cream with a piece of cotton wool and then place it on your eyes. Compliment this topical treatment with antihistamines to really reduce the effects of your allergies and there you have a winning combination!