Dark Circles Under Eyes
Most individuals ascribe to the belief that eye bags and dark circles under eyes occur when a person's sleep has been interrupted or when he or she has not acquire sufficient sleep for quite some time. However, there are additional factors that could contribute to eye bags, which have nothing to do with one's sleeping patterns.
Although it cannot be denied that broken sleep patterns contribute to the appearance of your eyes the following morning, other aspects such as lack of exercise, excessive consumption of alcohol, unhealthy eating habits, sinus problems, allergies and water retention also contribute to sore, red and visibly puffy eyes.
Much to the dismay of many people, eye bags are often a genetic problem and will occur regardless of whether or not the aforementioned factors are present. However, even those with a genetic predisposition to the condition can do certain things to reduce the appearance of eye bags.
The majority of individuals dealing with bags under eyes are somewhat perplexed with regard to the best ways to mask their appearance or eliminate them entirely. Fortunately, special under eye cream is available that can help to keep the condition under control. In addition, one can also choose from several natural home remedies that may be highly effective in the elimination of under eye bags.
One of the easiest avenues through which eye bags can be eliminated is to cool the skin under the eyes. A quick splash of cold water can relieve puffy, dry, tired eyes. One cost-effective cooling eye bag remedy is to use cold water to dampen two cotton pads, which should then be placed on the eye lids. Allow yourself to unwind and enjoy the instant relief that the sensation will bring. This method is easy, effective, and inexpensive.
Chamomile tea and green tea are both renowned for their effectiveness in reducing the appearance of eye bags. However, drinking the tea does little to help. The tea bags should be moistened and left to cool in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. After this, a tea bag should be place under each eye or wherever the puffiness is most noticeable. This is one of the most effective home remedies for eye bags.
Few people realize that potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and can work wonders for those suffering from bags under the eyes. You should use only freshly chilled slices of raw potatoes and place them on whatever area of the eye is experiencing puffiness. Alternatively, the raw potatoes can be mixed into a paste and generously applied to the eye bags themselves for 15 minutes, after which the area should be thoroughly rinsed.
A gentle massage of the eye area can also go a long way in reducing the appearance of under eye puffiness.
The pads of your ring fingers should be used to complete this massage and it should be completed in a circular motion beginning at your nasal sinuses and moving out toward your cheeks.
Almost everyone wants to look their best, whatever the occasion. For this reason, it is wise to follow one or more of the few simple procedures above in order to prevent or treat unsightly under eye bags without having to leave your home.