Is There a Cure for Bags Under Eyes?
True bags are caused when the septum surrounding the eyeball weakens - causing the outer layer of fat within the socket to sink forward, making it look as though you have literal "bags" under your eyes. The only cure for true bags is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, which will remove the excess fat, skin and muscle around the eyes, removing the "bags" and tightening the skin over them.
Blepharoplasty is the one of the most common forms of plastic surgery. While there are a few complications associated with the surgery, most are rare.
If surgery isn't for you, there are a number of good eye serums on the market, which help to treat the discoloration of under eye bags, while also tightening the skin. Our favorite eye serum contains Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, which lessens the appearance of bags by suppressing the body's production of interleukins, the chemical messengers that trigger inflammation.
What Will Decrease Bags Under Eyes?
Outside of surgery, dark circle eye serums are really the best weapon against bags under eyes. There are also a few home remedies you can try to temporarily tighten the skin under your eyes.
Compresses of cold water or milk applied to the eyes for 15 to 20 minutes will cool and rest the eyes. Cold used tea bags, or slices of cucumber also work. The tannins in tea have anti-inflammatory effects and have long been used to reduce under eye swelling. The sodium in cucumbers helps to absorb excess moisture around the eyes while the silicon helps to firm the skin.
Other Causes for Bags Under Eyes
Keep in mind that there are also medical causes for bags under the eyes that should be ruled out before you begin any superficial treatment.