Easy Ways to Remove Under Eye Bags

5 Easy Ways to Remove Under Eye Bags

5 Easy Ways to Remove Under Eye Bags

Under eye bags or dark circles are one of the first things people notice about your face. Some of the main causes behind under eye bags are ageing, family history, dry skin, working for long hours on a computer, lack of sleep, mental or physical stress, and an unhealthy diet.

It is not a serious skin problem, but, it can make you look exhausted and older than you are. There are various easy ways to remove under eye bags and look fresh again.

Easy Ways to Remove Under Eye Bags:

1. Cold Spoon

Cold steel teaspoons can help to reduce the swelling and to relax the blood vessels in the under eye area.

4-5 Steel teaspoons

How to:
1. Put the teaspoons in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
2. Place the spoon on your eyes, with the curved side of the spoon facing downwards.
3. Maintain this position for about 15-20 minutes.

Do this cold compress method at least twice a day for best results.

2. Cucumber

Cucumbers are wonderful natural remedy to remove under eye puffiness. You can relax with the cool soothing slices of cucumber over your eyes and slip into a short nap. Cucumbers can help refresh your eyes and mind. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of the cool cucumber will naturally help reduce puffy tissues.

How to:
1. Take 2 slices of fresh refrigerated cucumber.
2. Place the refrigerated cucumber on your eyes for at least 25 minutes.

3. Neti Pot

Are you familiar with the neti pot? The Neti Pot, is an ancient remedy that you can do as part of your daily routine to help fight puffy eyes.

Neti pot originated in India in Ayurvedic medicine, and it looks like a small teapot, which can be found at most health food stores or online. Neti pot can help flush out all that extra moisture in your sinuses from colds, seasonal allergies, or infections.

How to:
1. Fill your neti pot with a saltwater solution, which is 1/2 teaspoon of salt into 1 cup of water.
2. Heat the water to dissolve, then cool to body temperature before use. Lukewarm or warm is best for comfort.
3. Over the sink, tilt your head sideways. Place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril.
As you gently pour the solution into the nostril, breathe through your mouth. The solution should drain through the other nostril.
4. Repeat this process, with your head tilted the other side.
5. Rinse your pot after use with distilled, filtered, or otherwise sterile water.
6. Air dry the pot before storing.

When you try this method at home, be sure to use sterilized or distilled water to make the saltwater solution. Also, you may also use boiled tap water that has cooled to a safe temperature.

4. Stay Hydrated

60% of your body weight is made-up of water. Therefore, it may not be surprising that dehydration can contribute to under-eye bags. Drinking more water should help.

But, how much is enough? Experts recommend drinking about 9 cups of fluids for women, and about 13 cups of fluids daily for men.

You don’t like water? The good news is, all fluids count toward your daily total water intake. Still, water is a low-calorie option.

You can try flavored waters, sparkling waters, or even water infused with fruit. Cold or hot herbal decaffeinated tea is another good option.

5. Tea Bags

Placing tea bags on the puffy area is an old method of removing dark circles. The caffeine present in the tea helps to reduce the swelling that is usually caused by of fluid accumulation in the area.

Tea bags
Warm water

How to:
1. Soak 2 tea bags using warm water for about 5 minutes.
2. Put the warm tea bags over your eyelids.
3. Cover using a soft cloth.
4. Leave on for 30 minutes.

Repeat this process a few times daily and your eye bags will soon disappear.

Lisa is a researcher in beauty and health products from Australia. She spends most of her time studying health sciences and when she is not working she writes about her findings and experience on various blogs.

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