Here are the home remedies for eye bags
EYE BAGS – Having puffy or baggy eyes can be distracting to the overall look of your face and in order to avoid this situation, here are some home remedies.
Eyes, as they say, are the windows of the soul and these parts of the body can express what a person can feel. However, puffy eyes can provide a wrong perception of what a person really feels. Allergies, stress, or not enough sleep can cause you a bigger lump under your eyes. Here are some of the home remedies that could help you eliminate eye bags, according to the article from Canyon Ranch.
Chill two spoons in a refrigerator for a couple of minutes. Right after you take them out of the refrigerator, put them the back of each spoon over a closed eye as you are lying down. Let them rest on your eyelid for about 10 minutes as the coldness constricts blood vessels.
Cold cucumber slices
This remedy is quite common but you must not underestimate its potency, according to the article. Cucumbers have caffeic acid, a compound that restricts blood vessels and the cold temperature also helps. Its Vitamin C also helps soothe irritated skin.
Egg whites can work as a natural astringent to temporarily tighten swollen skin. All you need to do is to whisk two whites which came directly out of the refrigerator so you can benefit from its cold temperature. Whisk it until it becomes smooth and gently apply them to your under-eye area using your finger. Let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Green tea bags
Green tea contains antioxidants that fight against free radicals which are known to cause skin cells breakdown. Aside from this, it has anti-inflammatory properties best to treat swelling and its tannins act as a gentle astringent. Soak two teabags in ice water for several minutes. Put them under your eye and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes.
Potatoes are known to contain an anti-inflammatory enzyme called catecholase. This can improve bagginess and diminish dark circles. Cut a potato about four to six half-inch-thick slices. Make sure that they are large enough to cover the eye area. Lie down and place one slice on each eye for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedures until the puffiness disappear.
Staying hydrated can help a lot in avoiding eye bags. Drinking water is beneficial in flushing out unnecessary fluids that can cause swelling. Based on the article, it is recommended for women to drink 9 cups of water a day, while men should get about 13.