How to reduce bags under your eyes

One of the most common aesthetic problems are the bags in the eyes, these become more visible upon awakening and are characterized by a swelling and dark circles under the eyes, which sometimes persist throughout the day causing a feeling of tiredness and aging.

Causes of eye bags

There are a number of causes of eye bags. Unfortunately, one of the most common causes is aging. As we get older and our skin loses elasticity, which means that the sagging skin around the eyes can turn into bags. They may also be more likely to develop eye bags if their mother has them, since they may be of genetic origin. There are also some lifestyle factors that may play a role in their development, including not getting enough sleep, having a sinus infection or allergies (the fluid from the infection or allergy may accumulate under the eyes when you sleep) or be dehydrated.

Types of eye bags

  • The most common appear due to an accumulation of liquids.
  • Another type of bags are those produced by the accumulation of fat under the eyes.
  • Bags that appear due to genetic or hereditary factors

 

The prevention of eye bags

The best way to combat eye bags is to sleep at least 8 hours a day and drink plenty of water, as it will keep you hydrated. For inflammation, the best thing is an antiallergic treatment or that reduces congestion in the paranasal sinuses.

Staying hydrated ensures that your skin stays soft, supple and elastic, which helps maintain your youthful appearance.

Applying cold packs or cold tea bags (for the tannic acid it contains) can help contract the blood vessels under the eyes and lighten the color, it can also be useful for people who have skin so thin under the eyes that the Red and purple tone of muscle and blood vessels can be seen.

Steroid creams can make the skin thinner and allow dark circles to appear more easily.

In some cases, the skin under the eyes gets stained due to the natural pigment of the skin or leaks in the blood vessels. Some cosmetic treatments such as brightening creams and vitamins may be useful, but laser treatments that attack pigment discoloration in general are more effective.

Consumption of vitamin C helps the body generate collagen, a vital compound for the skin. Therefore, foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges or potatoes are highly recommended to improve the contour of the eyes.

If these measures do not work, a noninvasive therapy based on infiltrations in the affected area or surgery (blepharoplasty) could be implemented. Blepharoplastyconsists in eliminating the adipose tissue in the eyelids that provides an unsightly appearance.

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