If there is one thing that frustrates most women, it has to be trying to deal with bags under the eyes. Unfortunately, the skin around our eyes starts to sag as we age, which is a sign of ageing that we can’t stop completely. Not only that, though, but bags under the eyes can be made worse due to a variety of factors, including tiredness. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to reduce their appearance and help you feel a lot more comfortable about your look. Read on to find out more!
Get Some Sleep
First of all, the best way to combat those pesky bags under your eyes is to combat your tiredness. So, it could be necessary to work on your sleep. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress, you might want to read Ted and Stacey’s mattress guides to find a comfortable one that will meet your needs. You should also consider getting into a good bedtime routine so that your mind and body can wind down and prepare for sleep. When you wake up, you should feel a lot more refreshed, and your skin will look better as a result.
Use Tea Bags
Sure, tea tastes great, but have you ever thought about using it on your face? Probably not, but it’s worth doing! There’s caffeine in tea, and if you apply tea bags underneath your eyes, the caffeine will help to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of any bags and dark circles. Green tea is the best type for this as it has some anti-inflammatory properties. Simply steep the tea bags for a few minutes in warm water. Take them out and wait until they have cooled to apply them to your face.
Get Your Sinuses Checked
Sometimes a problem with the sinuses can cause bags under the eyes. Thankfully, your doctor should be able to advise you on the best medication to treat this if you go and see them. They might suggest that you try to clear your sinuses with a neti pot, but most of the time a simple nasal inhaler is used to clear the airways. Once your sinuses begin to clear, your eye bags should, hopefully, start to reduce.
When we don’t drink enough, our skin can become quite dehydrated. When this happens, wrinkles, blemishes, and dark patches are a lot more noticeable on the face. It can also increase the appearance of bags under the eyes. So, make sure you drink plenty throughout the day and especially just before you go to bed. The body loses quite a bit of water while we sleep, but drinking plenty before bedtime ensures you don’t wake up with a dry face.
Look For Eye Creams With Retinol
Eye creams, like the ones on cosmopolitan.com, can also help reduce bags under the eye. When you are looking for a new one, make sure it contains retinol. This ingredient is very close to vitamin A and can help the skin look smooth and youthful.
Say goodbye to bags under the eyes!
I also use the facial yoga exercises which include eye exercises for helping minimise eye lines and various. Great tips to entwine with as it all helps
I need to try facial yoga exercises. Thanks Carol.
I am an insomniac. I sleep once in 4 days for 3-4 hours. To hide my eye bags i use concealer. Though all the ideas are great I would love to try out the tea bag idea.
Oh wow! Have you gone to seek help for this?
I have heard about the tea bag before but never really tried it yet. I can’t wait to see if it works since I have the same problem with my eyes. Thanks for sharing!
Do try it and let’s know how you get on.
I need to try the tea bags. I didn’t know that sinuses contributed to baggy eyes. My sinuses are really bad. Thanks for this great article.
Glad you like the article. Thanks for reading.