The market is awash with many products that claim to assist in removing puffiness and lightening the region below the eyes. Unfortunately, a good majority provide minimal results, sometimes none.
In this post, you will learn how to remove the under-eye bags forever -using at-home treatments.
Let’s dive right in;
1. Use tea bags
Tea isn’t just for drinking alone. You can use caffeinated tea bags for eye bags and dark circles as well.
The caffeine content has strong antioxidants believed to increase the rate of blood circulation on your skin. Even better, caffeinated teabags protect the eye regions from sun rays, thus slowing the aging process.
You can also use green tea for ant-inflammatory effects by following the steps below:
- Steep two tea bags for a minimum of 3 minutes.
- Leave the tea bags in the refrigerator for 20 minutes
- Squeeze the wet tea bags and apply the liquid beneath the eye.
- Leave the tea bags on for at least half an hour.
2. Use a cold compress
Forget about the expensive creams. You can use a simple technique like a cold compressor to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes.
Your blood vessels constrict as you apply the cold compress to the eye areas. As a result, you enjoy some temporary pain relief while ridding off eye bags.
While you can buy a cold compressor at any retail shop, using materials at your disposal can still work.
Here are a few DIY methods worth trying;
- A cold teaspoon
- Cool cucumber
- Wet cloth
- Frozen veggies.
Before you apply the cold compress, wrap it with a soft cloth to protect your skin. Otherwise, applying the cold compress directly can freeze your skin.
The method provides immediate relief since you need to apply the compress for a few minutes only.
3. Clearing your sinuses using a neti pot
A neti pot can assist you in removing the under-eye bags and dark circles, as many victims testify.
To create your neti pot, follow the steps below;
- Step 1: Pour 1/2 teaspoon of salt and one glass of water in a neti pot. Heat the saline solution to dissolve and let the temperature cool before you use it.
- Step 2: Position your head sideways over the sink.
- Step 3: Place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril.
- Step 4: Slowly pour the solution into the nostril until it drains.
- Step 5: Tilt your head in the opposite direction and repeat the same process.
Make sure you use distilled water to create the saline solution if you decide to try this method at home. Alternatively, you can boil tap water and use it when cool.
Neti pots are also available online in case you don’t want to create your own.
4. Stay hydrated
Do you know more than half of your body weight consist of water? Therefore, lack of enough water in your body may be the reason for under-eye bags. Drinking enough water helps you to rectify such.
The recommended capacity to consume is 13 cups for men and 9 cups for ladies, every day.
Don’t like watery fluids? It is exciting to let you know all fluids add up to your total daily consumption. Try flavored waters or even water mixed with fruits.
5. Apply retinol cream
You can opt to use cream but be keen on specific ingredients. Retinol creams contain specific compositions making them fit for certain skin problems, including
- Some cancers
How about Retinol creams on eye bags? The creams contain ingredients that improve collagen deficiency when you apply. Depending on the doctor`s prescription, you can apply it once a day, 30 minutes after washing your face.
If you are pregnant, avoid retinol creams.
6. Use lightening products
Do you ever wonder what is unique about lightening products? Hydroquinone (the main ingredient in a skin-lightening cream) alters melanin production, responsible for dark coloring.
The products reduce the appearance of dark bags around the eyes.
Hydroquinone is present in several creams, gels, and lotions purchased over the counter. In case you need high concentration, consult a dermatologist. Otherwise, you`ll need to use the cream consistently for the desired results.
Take note! Hydroquinone can have side effects when misused. Keep your skin away from light while using the cream. Therefore, it is safe to apply the cream at night only.
When To Consult a Doctor
There are many ways to prevent discoloration under the eyes, but these are just the most effective yet simple treatments.
Now that you have a few tricks you try at home; it’s time to pick your preferred method. Remember to do it repeatedly to get the best results.
That said, if your symptoms persist or even get worse as time goes on, see your doctor to get a long-term solution.