Tired of looking tired? Keep reading to learn how you can get rid of your under-eye bags for good.
Although there are countless products on the market which claim to help de-puff and lighten the area under the eyes, they don’t always work. It's worth trying some home remedies to see if they improve the overall appearance of your eyes.
1. Apply tea bags:
Tea isn’t just for sipping. You can actually use caffeinated tea bags under your eyes to help with dark circles and bags.
The caffeine in the tea contains powerful antioxidants and may increase blood flow to your skin. It’s also said to protect against UV rays and potentially slow the aging process.
To do this:
- Steep two tea bags for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Let the tea bags chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Then, squeeze out the extra liquid and apply it to your under-eye area.
- Leave the tea bags on for 15 to 30 minutes.
2. Use a cold compress:
Relief from puffy eyes may be as simple as using a cold compress you make using materials you already own. Applying cold to the area can help the blood vessels constrict quickly for some temporary relief.
Although you can purchase a cold compress at the store, do-it-yourself methods can work just as well.
Some DIY options include a:
- chilled teaspoon.
- cool cucumber.
- wet washcloth.
- bag of frozen veggies.
3. Stay hydrated:
Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Given this, it may not be surprising that dehydration can contribute to under-eye bags. Upping your water intake should help.
How much is enough? Experts recommend drinking around 13 cups of fluids a day for men, and about 9 cups of fluids for women, per day.
4. Gentle massage
Apply a few dots of eye cream (or any face moisturizer, or aloe vera gel) and gently tap the area around your eyes with ring fingers. This will stimulate the circulation and help de-puff the eyes.
5. Use a jade roller
Jade rollers have become a common skincare tool. If you have one, keep it in the fridge and use the smaller roller to massage the area around your eyes (while it's still cold). If you have more time, you can dip it in a small bowl of cold chamomile or green tea (with ice cubes to preserve the temperature).