Eye bags are a telltale sign of exhaustion. They form due to fluid build-up under your eyes, which could be caused by several reasons, including lack of sleep, stress, allergies and, let’s face it, partying a bit too hard. If puffy eyes have become a constant part of your complexion, you should try to find the reason behind the issue. Eye bags don’t only look bad – they are your body’s way of showing you that you need to make some changes to your lifestyle and get more rest. Still, if they only invade your face occasionally,
There are some tested, natural ways to get rid of under eye swelling.
1. Take Care of Your Allergies
You are probably well aware of when your allergies flame up, as allergy season and watery, puffy eyes are inevitable for many. Try natural remedies, such as essential oils for allergies, to help manage them and catch them before they start. Also, have a small vial of an allergy essential blend handy since for some, allergies can sneak up when you least expect it.
2. Take It Easy On the Salt
Salt is most often linked to high blood pressure, but did you know that all that sodium can cause fluid retention and lead to puffiness around the eyes? If you use salt, use pure Himalayan sea salt and only a little bit. Avoid high salty foods, like pizza and some soups. Opt for fresh vegetables, in particular celery, which can help curb your desire for salt!
3. Exercise Those Bags Away
Exercise is a natural way to reduce the signs of aging and can promote a youthful glow to the skin but mostly, the area around your eyes will benefit from special facial exercises. Licensed aesthetician and author of The Yoga Facelift, Marie-Veronique Nadeau explains that yoga for the face involves slow exercises of the facial muscles to help tone and tighten them.
Using light pressure from your fingers as resistance the exercises involve various facial expressions and pressure. And let’s not forget regular yoga and how it can benefit. The inverted poses such as shoulder stands and back bends can help increase circulation to the face, which carries away excess fluid and helps relieve swelling.
4. Drink plenty of water.
Under-eye bags are often caused by the retention of water due to high salt concentration in the area. You might wake up with bags after eating a salty dinner or crying; whether it’s from tears or food, salt can draw water to your face and cause it to collect under your eyes.
Flush excess salt from your system by drinking water. Avoid salty foods for the rest of the day.
Stay away from drinks that cause you to become dehydrated, like coffee and alcohol.
The tannin in the teabag can sometimes help ease down under-eye bags.
- Boil water and dunk two teabags into the hot water.
- Bob it up and down until they are soaked through.
- Remove and allow to cool on a plate. If wished, cover face, nose, eyes, with paper towel or face washers.
- Lie down somewhere comfortable. Place one soaked teabag over each eye. Put your feet up, relax for a few minutes.
- After a little chilling out, remove the teabags. Hopefully, things will look a little less puffy when you check the mirror again.