Under-eye bags, or puffiness under the eyes, is a common occurrence as you age. Tissues around the eyes weaken with age, and fat that supports the eyes can migrate into the lower eyelids along with fluid, causing bags. They can also occur due to fluid retention, lack of sleep, allergies or heredity. These bags are typically just a cosmetic concern and not a symptom of a medical condition. There are herbal supplements that may help you manage these symptoms, but they may not work for everyone. Talk with your doctor before using any supplements to make sure they are safe for you to consume.
The Best Routines for Getting Rid of Dark Circles and Under Eye Bags
- CHANGE YOUR SLEEP POSITION
Seven to eight hours of sleep every night is a prerequisite to healthy, bag-free eyes. But did you know that your sleeping position is just as important? When you sleep on your side, gravity pulls your skin downwards causing it to stretch ever so slightly. This stretching can lead to wrinkled, swollen, and baggy eyes. On top of that, gravity naturally pulls fluid down into the delicate skin around your eyes. This buildup often leads to redness, inflammation, and puffiness.
To combat the effects of gravity and reduce the appearance of eye bags, we recommend sleeping on your back. If this position isn’t for you, consider using a thicker pillow so that your head rests at a slight upward angle with your chin lower than your forehead.
- REMOVE EYE MAKEUP BEFORE YOU GO TO BED
Leaving Mascara, eyeliner, and foundation on overnight is a recipe for waking up with baggy eyes. That’s why washing your face before bed is an important part of a skin-friendly beauty routine . And remember to be thorough! Even small amounts of makeup residue can cause problems.
To remove your makeup, we recommend using a cotton ball and oil-based makeup remover followed up by your favorite mild cleanser.
remove your makeup before bed
- TIGHTEN SKIN WITH AN AVOCADO MASK
Avocados contain carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fatty acids. In other words, it’s your skin’s best friend. The carotenoids act as an antioxidant to help fight free radicals and reduce puffiness. The vitamin C and vitamin E are powerful wrinkle reducers that can help smooth out stubborn eye bags while the monounsaturated fatty acids work to hydrate, soften, and moisturize.
avocado face mask
If you wake up with dark circles under your eyes after a particularly poor night’s sleep, try this easy, skin-tightening trick:
Cut an avocado in half and remove the pit and peel
Mash the avocado with a fork until you’ve made a paste
Apply the avocado mash to the skin under your eyes and let it sit for ten minutes while you eat breakfast
Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel
Follow this with your favorite eye cream
- APPLY A COLD COMPRESS TO REMOVE EYE BAGS
The redness and swelling that accompany eye bags are a result of inflammation. This inflammation is the same as the inflammation that occurs when you have sore muscles. One common fix for sore, inflamed muscles is an ice pack. Luckily, this same principle can be used to remove eye bags as well. Simply apply a cold compress to your eyes for five to ten minutes.
We love using cucumbers as an alternative to a cold compress. Try storing cucumber slices in the freezer. Pull two out every few days and place them over your eyes for fifteen minutes. If you’d rather put vegetables in your salad, try chilled tea bags as an alternative.
- Cold Compress
In the morning or evening – or better yet, in the morning AND the evening – apply a cold compress for about 10 minutes. If you have a mask you can keep in your fridge and pull out twice a day, that’s the easiest way to try this dark circle reducing method. Just make sure to keep it clean and give it a good soapy scrub a few times a week!
We’ve all seen cucumbers used as cold compresses on television and in films – but do they really work?
In fact, cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, so you can use cucumber slices to fix raccoon eyes naturally.
To try this method twice a day, chop a fresh cucumber into thick slices and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then, leave the slices on your eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse your eye area with warm (but not hot) water after using.
- Cucumber Juice + Lemon Juice
If cucumber slices don’t work for you, try mixing equal parts cucumber and lemon juice and then use a cotton ball to apply to your under-eye circles. (DO NOT get lemon juice in your eye!) Leave the solution on your skin for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
- Rose Water
Rose water doesn’t just smell fantastic – it can also soothe and rejuvenate tired skin. Like cucumber, it’s a mild astringent, so it can work as a skin toner. Just soak cotton makeup remover pads in rose water for a few minutes, and then let the soaked makeup pads sit on your CLOSED eyelids. Leave them for about 15 minutes twice daily.
Tomatoes are high in lycopene, a substance that’s excellent for your cardiovascular health, vision and your skin. Lycopene can help create softer, more supple skin, as well as decrease the appearance of dark under eye circles.
To gain the medical benefits of the lycopene found in tomatoes, mix equal parts tomato juice with lemon juice and then use a cotton ball or makeup remover pad to apply it to your under eye area. (Again, PLEASE do not get lemon juice in your eyes.) Leave the solution for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water, twice daily.
A tasty concoction of tomato juice, lemon juice and mint leaves to drink daily will also help improve your overall health as well as your skin.
- Cold tea bags
If you don’t have a cold compress or mask to use, substitute with tea bags. Many teas like green tea have the added benefit of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe strained capillaries in your under eye area.
To use cold tea bags as a compress, soak a tea bag in clean water and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, place the tea bags on your eyes. Leave for 10 minutes or so twice daily before removing and rinsing the area with warm water.
Instantly Ageless Cream is an all-natural product that has absolutely no animal fat or any unnatural additives. This product contains effective ingredient called argireline, which is a kind of peptide to sub-dermal layers of the skin, them tighten and firm the skin by drawing skin cells together. What’s more, this cream can see the result in few minutes!
How to use Instantly Ageless Cream
1) wash face
2) apply moisturizer especially around eyes
3) get your ring fingers slightly wet and put the lightest layer of water moisture under eye area.
4) squeeze out a decent amount of product onto still wet ring finger and rub product between ring fingers
5) spread product under eye on eye bags making sure product is mixing with the water and moisturizer on your skin under eyes
6) expressionless for 2–3 minutes until you feel the tightness of the product take effect and you’ll see the instant difference.
8) enjoy your new found confidence of looking years younger!
Results are not permanent. Use as directed and avoid contact with eyes.
If product gets into eyes, flush with water.
Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.
Consult with your physician if you are allergic to cosmetics.