The bags under your eyes are becoming an issue? Here’s what you can do to avoid that!
Eye-puffiness, eye bags or dark circles under your eyes are definitely something that each and every one of us have had to deal with at some point. And whilst dark circles is something that could be hereditary, lack of sleep, the presence of allergens or consuming a considerable amount of sodium can worsen that condition. However, the good news is that there are plenty of go-to remedies that can help you deal with eye bags.
1. Hydration is the key!
Dehydration is definitely one of the factors that contribute to enhancing the bags under your eyes. But how much fluid is enough? According to recent studies, women should drink around nine cups of fluid whilst men have to drink thirteen. And if you don’t really enjoy drinking water, the good news is any fluid counts, however, water is the low-calorie option. Other drinks you could have are, mineral water, decaffeinated tea, flavoured water, etc.
2. Cold Compresses.
Get rid of those expensive creams and use something as simple as a cold compress. If you apply cold to the area, it will provide you with some temporary relief as it can stimulate the blood vessels to constrict faster.
3. Wear sunscreen everyday, 3-4 times per day.
Besides protecting your skin from several other important conditions like discolouration, skin cancer or premature aging, sunscreen is the key anti-aging ingredient to keep your skin its prime. Importantly its needs to cover UVA and UVB waves from the sun and needs to be medical grade. It also must be re-applied every 3-4 hours – rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, summer or winter. – No ifs, ands or buts. This is the secret to perfect skin and the under eyes are no exception.
4. Don’t go to bed with your make-up on.
Add a new step to your night time routine and wash your face before going to bed. It helps with your eye bags as well as with your skin health by avoiding wrinkles and premature aging. And why is that, you would ask? When you have your make-up on for longer periods of time, in our case overnight, your skin is exposed to free radicals which could potentially create oxidative stress and eventually prematurely age your skin.
5. Eat iron-rich and collagen-rich foods.
Increase your intake of vitamin C through great sources like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, strawberries, or red peppers. These foods can help to boost your hyaluronic acid levels and eventually help you maintain and create a healthier skin.
Iron deficiency can also create eye bags as well as pale skin. That’s why it’s always a good start to increase your dietary intake of iron through seafood, red meats, green vegetables, raising, cereals, pasta, bread, etc.
Other important things that could help reducing the eye bags, are getting at least eight hours of sleep per night, avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol or eating too many salty foods.
The key here is understand the underlying cause for the eyes bags or dark circles. There are over 7 reasons they can develop and the medical treatments for them vary greatly depending on the underlying cause.
Tried all of the above and nothing seems to work? Seek further help!
You should see a doctor if your eye bags are long-lasting and severe, if you experience redness, itching or pain or this is also affecting other parts of your body.
At Skin Radiance Clinics in Leeds we do provide long-term treatments for your eye bags, including dermal fillers, chemical peels or laser therapy.