The skin around the eye is very thin and sensitive, which means it can quickly become dry, irritated, or show signs of fatigue. For some people, bags appear puffy and swollen. For others, they are simply rolls of excess skin beneath the eyes.

Causes of eye-bags

  • Allergies- Eye inflammation can cause redness and irritation, resulting in eye bags.
  • Skin ageing- The area around your will begin to wrinkle as you age, and fine lines will appear.
  • Tiredness or lack of sleep which reduces blood circulation, which can result in bags under the eyes.
  • Heredity- You may inherit the trait if your parents or grandparents have bags under their eyes.

Treatment

Eye bags can be treated using a number of treatments including:

  • Laser surgery -This procedure employs a laser to destroy the uppermost layers of wrinkly skin around the eyes while also stimulating new collagen growth.
  • Chemical peels- They involve applying a solution to the skin, which dissolves the wrinkled layer and then heals itself with new skin cells.
  • Retinol creams- Retinol is a vitamin A-derived over-the-counter treatment. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the growth of new skin cells growth.
  • Fillers- Non-surgical treatment for reducing the appearance of under-eye bags.
    They are injected into the skin to plump up thin, wrinkly areas around the eyes.
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Eye bag home remedies

  • Tea bags- Can increase blood flow, which helps shrink swollen tissues and temporarily remove puffy, dark circles under the eyes. Simply soak two tea bags in hot water for a few minutes, then cool and gently press them over closed eyelids. Allow the tea bags to sit on the eyelids for 20 minutes.
  • Cold compresses-Reduces swelling, puffiness, and dark circles by reducing inflammation and increasing blood circulation around the eyes. This could be anything from a cold, wet cloth to rose water.
  • Cucumbers0- Contain natural ingredients that help lighten the skin, reduce puffiness, irritation, and combat inflammation, can be used as a home remedy for under-eye bags and dark circles. Simply slice cucumbers and place them on closed eyelids. A cucumber and lemon juice mixture soaked in cotton or a make-up remover can also help.

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You can also adopt the following lifestyle changes to prevent or manage the appearance of eye bags

  • Hydrate- Water is necessary for your entire body, including the skin around your eyes.
  • Improve your sleeping habits
  • Avoid alcohol- Alcohol, as a diuretic, can cause you to lose important fluids around your eyes.
  • Exercise your eyes- Because eye muscles are just like any other muscle in the body, strengthening them will make them appear more toned and less puffy.
  • Limit your salt consumption- Too much sodium can be harmful to your health. Excess salt in your diet may cause water retention, exacerbating puffy under-eye circles.
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