Why you have bags under your eyes
It’s more than likely that you don’t have bags under your eyes – that what you do have is just your normal, run of the mill puffiness or dark circles both of which can easily be treated with the few excellent products on the market today.
Most bags under the eyes are the result of accumulated fat in the eye area. This happens when the septum surrounding the eyeball weakens, causing the outer layer of fat within the socket to sink forward – making it look like you have literal “bags” under your eyes.
Unfortunately, the only cure for bags under the eyes is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, which is designed to remove excess fat, skin and muscle around the eyes. But if you can’t stomach – or afford – surgery there are still some things you can do to decrease the appearance of bags under your eyes.
Eye Serums to Decrease Bags
There are a variety of eye serums that will work on your under eye bags in the same way they work on puffy eyes or dark circles. They won’t get rid of your bags, of course, but they will reduce the appearance of your bags by reducing the discoloration and tightening the skin around the eyes. Plus the cooling effects of many serums made with Aloe Vera and cucumber extracts will help reduce the size of your under eye bags.
Home Remedies for Puffy Bags Under Eyes
Another way you can reduce the size and puffiness of your under eye bags is to apply a compress of ice water or very cold milk directly over your closed eyelids and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. This will cool and rest your eyes. You can apply a similar treatment with a mixture of equal parts rosewater and witch hazel soaked in cotton. Rest the cotton on your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.
Other Medical Causes for Bags Under the Eyes
Before you begin any treatment, it is best to rule out any underlying medical causes, as bags under your eyes can be a symptom of a larger problem within the body, such as a kidney problem or a slow thyroid.
Your bags could also be a result of excess salt intake, cigarette smoking or food sensitivities, which is a good reminder that the greatest beauty secret is a healthy lifestyle.