Reducing Eye Bags

Managing puffy eyes can be difficult, but here are some real solutions to help you battle and defeat under eye bags for good!
First what is an eye bag?
Swelling under the eyes is a common symptom of allergies, lack of sleep, stress, and poor diet. Eyes tend to become swollen when the skin around the eyes becomes irritated and itchy. Also if you consume large amounts of alcohol or salty foods before bed you may wake up with puffy eyes due to water retention.  In some cases, puffy eyes are a symptom of an eye condition such as blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelids and base of the eyelashes.

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 Easy ways to treat under eye bags at home.
  • Remove ALL of your eye makeup before bed.
  • Put Ice, cold packs, or a clean wash cloth soaked in cold water and gently place on your eyes.
  • Limit your salt and alcohol intake.
  • Increase your daily vitamins and minerals.
  • Drink plenty of water ( at least 8 glasses a day) to clean out your system.
  • If you think your puffy eyes are caused by allergies, discontinue using any items that cause an allergic reaction. Look into taking allergy medication or use a sinus wash to clear out any fluid buildup around your sinuses.
  • Use cream specific for puffy eyes: try a soothing eye cream with aloe and vitamin E; also look into certain products such as Revita Lume and Swanson Creams Vitamin K cream ( be careful not to get them in your eye!).
  • Try keeping your head elevated at night to reduce swelling.

Lastly -do not put cucumbers on your eyes! The only reason cucumbers help with the swelling of puffy eyes is because they are cold! Cucumbers can host a lot of bacteria and placing a cucumber on an already sensitive eye can easily lead to an infection!

If none of these easy solutions help cure your under eye bags, then it is time to see a doctor, as your puffy eyes could be caused by another underlying condition.

 

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