What’s up, are you tired? Have you been crying? Is everything alright? I know you’re sick of hearing the many questions that your under eye bags can bring, so why not fix them?
First, why do you have under eye bags?
There isn’t one cause of under eye bags, and they don’t all look the same. Some people may experience redness, itching, sagging skin, and dark circles along with the puffiness. To completely banish under eye bags, you must know their source.
There are many reason they can form, including:
Lack of sleep- One of the most common reason for under eye bags is fatigue. When you sleep, the body renews itself by doing things like digesting food and regenerating cells. Another thing the body does while sleeping is drain fluid and eliminate toxins. We all have fluid directly under the skin, and if it isn’t flowing properly it can clog under the eyes can cause bags, so try to get more sleep; the average person should be getting 6-9 hours. Be sure to rest in a comfortable place because bad sleep can produce the same side effects as no sleep.
Certain medications-Are you currently under the care of a physician and are required to take medication? If so, the meds may be the root of your eye bags. Some medications can cause fluid retention, filling the pockets under the eyes.
An allergic reaction- If you have allergies they may be the cause of your under eye bags. Pay a visit to a local medical professional to get your allergies under control. Coming in contact with something as little as pollen particles floating through the air can result in puffy eyes.
Hormones- When your hormones are imbalanced all kinds of things can happen to your body, including the development of under eye bags. Your body could begin to retain fluid if your hormones aren’t intact.
Aging- As you get older your skin will lose its firmness and begin to sag. When this happens, the fat that surrounds the eye has room to move and can migrate under them.
Salty foods- Consuming too much salt has been a proven contributor to fluid retention. Salt dehydrates the body, causing it to retain all the fluid it can to help compensate. Once enough builds, it could start to spill into your under eye pockets.
Humidity- When the weather is hot and sticky the body may retain fluid to keep it cool. As you already know, water retention is a huge cause of under eye bags.
Other medical issues- Certain illnesses may cause you to develop under eye bags including diabetes and thyroid disease.
You’ve found the source, now eliminate under eye bags!
See an expert
Some people suffer from extreme under eye bags and choose to see a professional to get rid of them. Doctors can help get rid of under eye bags in three ways:
You may get some medication- Your doctor may simply hit you with a prescription to help get rid of your bags. Meds are normally given to people who contracted bags through an allergic reaction and are applied topically. You may encounter a physician that gives you a pill to treat a wide spread infection.
Get a professional treatment
You may be referred to someone who specializes in eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Many wrinkle treatments work to get the fluid flowing and tighten the skin around the eye area. Examples of these treatments include:
Laser resurfacing- Doctors have been using lasersto gently remove layers of the skin. Once you lose a layer of skin new skin grows and that skin should be tighter and more supple.
Chemical Peels- Chemicals called alpha hydroxy acids are used to peel away layers of the skin, causing new, skin to rise to the surface. Chemical peels can get intense so if you are fragile, let your doctor know if you have a sensitive skin type.
Injections- Wrinkles treatments like Botox and Juvederm are injected into the skin. These treatments can help tighten the skin making under eye bags less noticeable.
Everyone love a good massage
To get the fluid flowing under your eyes you should get an eye massage. Massaging the eyes help break up fat deposits and get fluid flowing at a faster rate. Normally eye massages aren’t a service offered in the salon so inquire with the salon before you visit.
You can also perform an eye massage at home. To perform a DIY eye massage, all you’ll need is an essential oil. Lavender is a great oil to use because it will help reduce puffiness, inflammation, and irritation.
Here is what you’ll need to do:
- Apply a few drops of essential oil on both of your ring fingers. Begin at the inner corners of the eye and gently sweep your finger up towards the eyebrow, and around the orbital bone.
- There is something called a water well behind your ears that will move fluid down the body, every 4-5 passes slide the fluid toward the ears. When doing this don’t lose contact with the skin or the fluid will go back under the eyes.
- Once you have moved the fluid behind the ears, push on the pocket behind the ears a few times to release the fluid.
You can do an eye massage for as long as you want and as often as you want. Be sure not to tug the skin while sweeping because it you cause wrinkles; this is another reason to use an essential oil while performing an eye massage.
Are you in need of more suggestions?
Creating a cool compress to reduce puffiness may eliminate your bags. Use cold water to create your compress, you may also add an essential oil for extra reinforcement.
Sleeping with your head above your heart can help fluids flow down the body. This can help prevent fluid retention under the eyes.
Getting an allergy test with your physician can help you find out what causes your body to react.