Eyebags are puffiness and mild swelling under the eyes. Eyebags are never a pretty sight; they tend to dull a person’s overall appearance by making one look fatigued and sleepy at all times.
However, eye bags are standard as people age and the tissues surrounding the eyes deteriorate, but there are other causes, such as lack of sleep, persistent stress, a poor diet, allergies, fluid retention, drugs, or genetics.
Several methods for getting rid of stress eye bags, such as natural home treatments, will completely erase or cancel out their appearance. But these natural remedies only apply if the cause of your eyebags is not genetic.
Here are a few ways to get rid of stress eyebags naturally;
Use tea bags
Tea bags applied beneath the eyes will help decrease eye bags. The tea’s caffeine helps lessen the swelling typically brought on by an accumulation of fluid under the eyes. It is advisable to use green tea because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s always important to stay hydrated. Remember that water makes up 60% of your body weight. Hence if you do not drink enough water, you are prone to have eyebags due to dehydration. So increase your water intake.
Acupressure is a kind of exercise you can do for your eyes; your ring finger should be softly pressed underneath one eye, from the inside to the outside corner. Repeat 10–15 times. Repeat on the opposite eye after that. This exercise will help relax the muscles around your eye.
Remove makeup before going to bed
Many people fail to remove their makeup before bed, which can harm the skin in various ways. Remove your makeup before bed to optimize your skincare routine and prevent eye bags.
Change your sleeping position
Your sleeping habits may be able to reduce your eye bags. If you often sleep on your side, try switching to a back position with an additional pillow under your head. The additional pillow will assist in raising your head, which helps to stop fluid from collecting in your lower eyelids while you sleep, causing puffiness.
A decent moisturiser with stabilised oxygen, licorice or fennel, and vitamin C will help to slightly fill out your skin. Antioxidant vitamin C stimulates collagen formation and shields skin cells from harm.
Smoking causes a reduction in blood flow to the skin’s surface, which thins the skin. Additionally, cigarette smoke may hurt the eyes. It is therefore advised to stop smoking if you do.
Use a cold compress
Applying a cold compress under your eyes will increase blood flow and help to minimize puffiness.
Use of cucumber slice
Applying cucumber slices to your eyes and leaving them for a few minutes can also help reduce the bags under the eyes; cucumber slices also help rejuvenate dry skin.
Applying crushed mint leaves under the eyes will help eliminate eye bags.
If after trying out all of these the eyebags are still visible, or worsen then it is advisable to see a doctor.