How To Get Rid Of Under Eye Bags And Dark Circles For Good

There are a number of brands out there claiming to have the product which provides that miracle resolution for under eye bags, or dark circles. As a result the search might seem somewhat tedious. If you are reading this blog post, we take it you search is still ongoing, hence we would like to reassure you that you are not alone, and hopefully your search ends here.

In this blog, we will cover 7 main tips for a permanent resolution, and 1 main tip to help with camouflage as a temporary measure, while working on getting rid of the eye bags and dark circles for good.

Lets get straight to business to our number one tip.

Tip Number 1 - Tea Bags:

You probably have this in your kitchen cupboard already, and would have never though this item would come in handy in this respect. Good quality tea bags, particularly caffeinated tea, and green tea work wonders on the under-eye area. The caffeine contains an incredible amount of powerful antioxidant. This in turn increases blood flow, hence potentially slowing down the ageing process. Furthermore research has shown that green tea bags contain a significant amount of anti inflammatory properties, thus reducing puffiness in the eye area, when applied directly.

However it needs to be applied correctly.

-Firstly soak two tea bags in hot water, like you would normally do if you wanted to drink tea.

-Allow the water to cool down, then refrigerate for approximately 25 minutes.

-Squeeze out the excess liquid.

-Lay back in a comfortable position, apply the bags to the under eye area, and let it sit for approximately 30 minutes.

Tip Number 2 - Cucumber Cold Compress

You have probably heard about this or seen it used in most beauty spa treatments, and probably wondered whether it truly works. The answer is yes, however it needs to be used over a period of time to achieve noticeable results.

Cucumber contains excellent hydrating properties, as well as powerful antioxidants. This in turn aids in preventing fine lines and wrinkles particularly in the eye area.

For best results, ensure that the cucumber is cold when applied. Insert each cucumber slice in each pockets of a sleeping eye mask, and leave on in a lying position for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. This would protect your skin from getting too frosty.

Tip Number 3 - Foods Rich In Vitamin C

The inclusion of vitamin C in our daily diet has many benefits for our overall health.

In relation to the skin, vitamin C can help the body absorb more hyaluronic acid. You've probably seen this advertised as a key ingredient in most skin care products. The good news is, this essential acid is produced, and stored naturally in the body, however its production / storage reduces with age.

As a result the consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps with collagen production, thus boosting the level of hyaluronic acid in the body. This in turn prevents the skin (particularly around the eye area) from sagging, thus aiding in the overall health of the skin.

Example of foods rich in vitamin C are Kale, Broccoli, Kiwi, Green & Red Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Oranges, and Tomatoes.

Tip Number 4 - Eye Cream

You have probably seen a number of eye creams advertised in the media, and wondered whether they live up to the hype. As a result you may have dismissed the idea of trying one, thinking eye creams are just expensive moisturisers, in a smaller package.

However we beg to differ, eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, thus they tend to have a thicker consistency. They contain more oil than a regular face moisturiser, and they have a significant amount of active ingredients aimed at repairing eye bags and dark circles, on the long run.

Eye creams can be found in most pharmacies or cosmetic counters.

Tip Number 5 - Water

The consumption of adequate daily amount of water, is a significant part of achieving a healthy skin, particularly in the under-eye area. You have probably heard us refer to the benefits of water in our previous blogs. This is because water plays a tangible role in our skin condition, and our overall health.

Dehydrated can contribute to under-eye bags, therefore staying hydrated by increasing your daily water intake, can help reduce under-eye bags significantly. Daily recommendation is approximately 9 to 10 cups of water a day.

Tip Number 6 - Complete Makeup Removal Before Bed

"Complete" being the operative word. It is essential to wash the face thoroughly before bed, as opposed to just using a face wipe. Not removing makeup properly (particularly eye makeup), could irritate the eyes, hence causing redness and puffiness in the eye area.

Furthermore, ensuring the complete removal of makeup, prevents the premature ageing of the skin.

Tip Number 7 - Good Amount of Sleep

Ever heard of the saying "you can't cheat nature"?. Sleep is an essential part of human existent. Therefore the deprivation of sleep, would be going against nature.

Although lack of sleep may not be a direct cause of under eye circles; Not getting sufficient amount of sleep may make you skin look paler, hereby making dark circles more visible.

It is recommended that most adults should get between 7 to eight hours of sleep each night.

That sums it all up, lastly one useful tip that would help in disguising the under eye bags / dark circles temporarily, is the use of a good under eye corrector.

An example of a good one is the Bobbi Brown Corrector. Not only does this product conceal imperfections; it also has a long wearing smooth texture, which hydrates and conditions the skin under the eyes.

Why not get started towards the journey of having that flawless under eye skin, and let us know how you get on.

You can thank us later.