Us as a human being are imperfect creatures. We always want to look good, especially our face, but ageing makes our skin’s face change. Bags under the eyes are a common thing that happens in our life. Mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes are occurring due the ageing. The tissues around our eyes, including some of the muscles supporting our eyelids, become weakened because of ageing.
As we age, the skin may start to sag and fat generally confined to the area around the eye can move into the space below our eyes. The area below our eyes can also accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen.
Bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a severe underlying medical condition. To eliminate bags under the eyes doesn’t require specific treatment were home, and lifestyle treatments can reduce or eliminate puffy eyes.
Doing a cold compress for 10 minutes twice a day can reduce the puffiness under the eyes. If you have a mask sheet, you can keep it in your fridge and pull it out twice a day. We can also apply the damp washcloth to the skin under and around your eyes for a few minutes using mild pressure.
SLEEP WELL AND PUT EXTRA PILLOW
Nothing keeps under the eye bags away than having a good sleep for a total of 8 hours. Also, try sleeping on your back with an extra pillow under your head because sleeping on your side or stomach alloys gravity to work its magic, meaning fluid can collect under our eyes. Dark circles caused by fluid retention in your lower eyelids usually go away when you get up.
USE COLD TEA BAGS
If you don’t have a cold compress or mask to use, try to substitute it with tea bags. Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long used by our grandmothers and runway models for reducing puffy eyes. Many teas have the benefits of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe strained capillaries in your under-eye area.
To use cold tea bags as a compress, soak a tea bag in clean water and place it in the refrigerator for 3 minutes. After 30 minutes, take the tea bag and put it on your eyes. Leave it for 10 minutes before removing and rinsing the area with warm water.
REDUCE SALT CONSUMPTION AND DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Salty foods are the common culprits of water retention. Water retention is one factor that can affect the appearance of the under-eye. When your body doesn’t have enough water but too much salt, you can look and feel puffy and bloated.
The skin around our eyes is fragile and vulnerable to dehydration. When we eat a salty meal but don’t drink enough water, our body will look dehydrated. So if you have a plan to enjoy a salty meal, remember to counter the effects by drinking plenty of water.
REDUCE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Most people have darkness under the eyes due to allergies and don’t even realise it. To prevent getting allergies, you must avoid allergens when possible. Try to counter it with allergy medications. Talk to your doctor about the prevention strategies if you develop under-eye reactions due to hair dyes, soaps, cosmetics or other allergens.
USE THE RIGHT PRODUCT AND INGREDIENTS
Using eye cream also can help to reduce dark circles under the eye. Some ingredients are known to reduce puffiness and contain hydrating agents to moisturise the skin. For example, tetrapeptide-5 and heparan sulfate. Using mild retinol is also recommended because it provides collagen stimulation without irritating the thin skin around the eye area.
USE THE RIGHT TOOLS
To complement the use of eye cream, you can use our Black Diamond Beauty Roller to improve lymphatic drainage. Our black diamond beauty roller is master crafted in Japan with 100% high-quality terahertz ore that emits natural terahertz waves to help skincare penetrate ten times deeper into your skin layers. Using the black diamond beauty roller can refresh any puffiness around the eyes area.