From lack of sleep to dehydration caused by too much booze or a particularly salty meal, there are countless culprits to under eye bags. Some of us are genetically predisposed to the problem, while others see the onslaught caused by allergies or aging.
At Home Remedies
The good news is there’s a number of ways to combat these pesky pouches with items you already have at home. A cold compress works wonders in depuffing the under eye area after one too many late nights. Opt for cold, sliced cucumbers and an icy washcloth for a traditional spa-like solution.
If it’s allergies or sinus pressure bringing you down, pop an over-the-counter allergy medicine or try the homeopathic neti pot to relieve sinus pressure.
Sleeping on your back, as opposed to your stomach or side, may allay under eye bags over time. And drink plenty of water throughout the day to rehydrate.
A daily eye cream is one of the most important beauty essentials for women by the age of 30. Starting this regimen in your mid to late 20s can’t hurt either, especially if you already suffer from under eye bags. Whether the problem is puffiness, dark circles, or fine lines and wrinkles, there’s a product out there that can help. Look for a cream with caffeine or vitamin K, in particular, to help reduce swelling.