Is it usual for you to wake up with bags in your eyes? If the answer is yes, you need to find a quick and easy solution that allows you to eliminate them as soon as possible so that your face recovers the brightness and youth of before.
First of all: Why do eye bags form? Pouches occur when fluids and toxins accumulate in the lower eyelids. This is why the tricks to combat eye bags focus on eliminating fluid retention.
Among the most common causes are:
- Lack of sleep
- Fluid retention
- Certain diseases
- Genetic factors
- Sun exposure
- Alcohol and tobacco abuse
Here are some practical tips to eliminate eye bags.
1 Sleep well
Some doctors say that sleeping well is the cure for all evil. And they may be right. Sleeping between 7 or 8 hours a day, as well as resting keeping the head slightly higher than the rest of the body, helps prevent the accumulation of fluid in the face area. Sleep with at least two pillows and you’ll see how you wake up looking better and less bloated.
2 Prevents fluid retention
No, this does not mean that you should drink less fluids. Remember that drinking plenty of fluids is essential for health and beauty. However, you can remove salt, well known as a cause for fluid retention. You can also eat natural foods that work as diuretics. Among them we find fruits such as pineapple, melon, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and grapefruits; vegetables such as cabbages, lettuce, cucumbers, artichoke or asparagus.
3 With ice, please!
Ice water brings multiple benefits to the skin, one of them is natural toning. Washing your face with cold water every morning when you wake up will help you eliminate swelling quickly. You can complement this by using an eye cream to keep the skin well hydrated and show off a brighter and prettier look. It is important that you apply the cream by giving light touches with your fingertips on the eye contour to reactivate the circulation of the area, and that you do it both in the morning and at night after your facial cleansing routine.
4 Use home remedies
Every time a spa appears in a movie, what do we see? Cucumber slices in the eyes. Indeed, cucumber is beneficial for eliminating puffiness around the eyes and also the dreaded dark circles. Put them in the freezer and put them over your eyes for 10 min.
You can also put in the freezer two bags of chamomile, ideal for swelling and irritation on the skin. Put them in your eyes for 15 min.
You can also use rose water, a natural toner with a pleasant aroma. Place some liquid gently on your skin in the morning and evening.
5 Wear makeup
A beige concealer with a tone similar to that of your skin can work magic. Apply it right on the most cleft part of the bag to camouflage its relief. If your eye bags are dark (dark circles), you could also opt for a lighter shade. Apply the concealer with your finger or cotton ball. Be sure to apply it gently instead of rubbing it. Makeup will not make the eye bags go away, but it will disguise them and you can show off a brighter face.