Anyone can experience puffy bags under eyes, and swollen eye bags can become a nightmare for any of us. Puffy eyes make you look sleepy, tired and older too. They are unquestionably not the sight anyone would prefer to behold. It’s a problem which is mostly noticed in adults, as a sign of aging but it can be caused due to several other factors too.
The factors that can become probable causes of eye-bags for both men and women are as follows:
Lack of Sleep
Extreme Sun exposure
Chronic Stress & Fatigue
A Disturbed Lifestyle
There are many conventional products, which exists as a remedy for swollen eye bags. They claim to help in de-puffing and lightening of the area under the eyes. But are they safe for us to use? Maybe some of them are harmless, but do they always work? The answer is NO, not all the chemically produced ointments, eye drops, and tablets, for curing the puffy eye bags are successful. Whereas, opting for natural methods to rectify this problem for your eye health seems more of a prudent and acceptable alternative.
Applying a cold compress to relax the muscles and drinking plenty of water can help in shrinking the eye bags quickly. But this is only effective when the reason for your eye bags and dark circles is genetically inherited.
Note: Drinking more water and cold compressing are short-term options to reduce the size of eye bags. You must change your lifestyle to reduce them permanently.
Let us now discuss some of the natural and simple methods to remove eye bags:
Consuming More Collagen-Rich Foods
With aging, the muscles and the tissues around our eyes get weakened. It further leads our skin to sag, resulting in puffy eyes. To resolve this issue while getting older, you must increase your intake of Vitamin C in your daily food. Consuming food rich in vitamin C will boost the production and absorption of hyaluronic acid.
Note: Hyaluronic acid is an essential acid for human skin, which is naturally found in the body. Its secretion decreases with aging.
Eating foods rich in amino acids and Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, which boosts the production of hyaluronic acid. Hence, rendering a healthier skin and getting rid of puffy eye bags.
Food items rich in Vitamin C are:
It is one of the simplest ways that you can do-it-yourself (DIY) at home, at your office or anywhere. Applying cold compress on puffy bags helps in quick constricting of blood vessels. It renders temporary relief, and if you continue this exercise on a regular basis twice or thrice a day, you will see significant changes in a few weeks.
You can try cold compressing with:
Bag of frozen veggies
Applying Tea Bags
Yes, teas are not just for sipping, they can be employed as a remedy for dark circles and bags. The caffeinated tea bags consists of powerful antioxidants, which may increase the blood flow of the skin. In fact, several types of research prove that it can also protect human skin from harmful UV rays and slow down the aging process.
Note: According to researchers, Green tea, primarily is considered to render anti-inflammatory effects.