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How to Get Rid of Bags Under Your Eyes

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By    |   Friday, 26 July 2019 11:47 AM

Nobody likes the appearance of bags under their eyes. They make you look older and tired. But as time marches on, both men and women develop bags due to aging, allergies, or overexposure to the sun. While many products claim to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, most are temporary fixes.

However, with a few lifestyle changes and some DIY tricks of the cosmetic trade you can regain a more youthful appearance.

Drinking more water is the first step in keeping your skin hydrated and bringing moisture to the cells under your eyes so that they plump up instead of sagging, according to Healthline.

Dr. Anthony Youn, M.D, tells Newsmax that one easy way to minimize under-eye bags is to steep green tea and put it in the fridge.

“Then slice a potato thinly and dip the slices into the green tea,” he says. “Place the slices over your eyelids. The cold temperature and caffeine will reduce the swelling. The potato starch will mildly lighten the skin. The antioxidants in green tea are soothing and anti-aging.”

Here are some other tips:

  1. Use cucumbers. Placing cucumber slices over your eyes is a time-honored way of reducing puffiness. Chill the cuke for at least 30 minutes. Slice off two generous pieces and place them over your closed eyes for 10 minutes. Repeat twice a day for a week.
  2. Wear sunscreen. We know that wearing sunscreen is a must to protect our skin against the sun’s harmful rays, but make sure to apply under your eyes because too much sun exposure causes the skin to sag. Wear wraparound sun glasses as well.
  3. Take care of your allergies. If you suffer from allergies, the irritation, swelling, and sinus pressure can cause puffy eyes. Over-the-counter allergy medicine that reduces your symptoms will also reduce the bags under your eyes.
  4. Remove makeup before you go to bed. It’s important to thoroughly wash your face before you go to bed and remove all traces of eye makeup that can irritate your skin overnight and may even cause an allergic reaction.
  5. Aim for at least eight hours of sleep. When you don’t get enough rest, your skin becomes more pale, making the dark circles and bags under your eyes more pronounced.
  6. Up your intake of vitamin C. This important vitamin helps in the production of collagen by boosting levels of hyaluronic acid, which helps support the muscles and tissues of your eyelids as well as creating healthier looking skin. Citrus fruit, kale, Brussels sprouts, and strawberries are good choices.

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Nobody likes the appearance of bags under their eyes. They make you look older and tired. But as time marches on, both men and women develop bags due to aging, allergies, or overexposure to the sun. While many products claim to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, most...
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