Wondering about how to get rid of under eye bags fast and naturally? Try these natural ingredients and remedies to deal with bags under eyes fast and easily.
Life today is indeed very hectic. We are constantly under pressure in our lives for a lot of reasons. Sometimes personal, sometimes professional, life never fails to give us stress. Excess of stress, restless life and ageing causes bags under eyes.
We have so many things going on in our lives all at a time, that something or the other lead to too much of stress and sleeplessness. Many of the individuals try to hide the sorrows and avoid speaking about what they are facing in their lives. But, no matter how much you hide, your eyes will always speak the truth. And, the occurrence of the under eye bags are the greatest example of it.
You get those eye bags when you are extremely tired or stressed out. It may also be because of ageing effects, but stress and sleeplessness is definitely a reason for under eye bags.
As far as removing the under eye bags are concerned, there are many natural remedies that can help you to get rid of under eye bags. And, today I am sharing a few of the best remedies to get rid of under eye bags naturally.
The expressive eyes are always the window to an individual’s heart. At the same time, they are also one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Not just the eye socket portion but also the skin under the eyes is very sensitive. In fact, the skin there is actually quite thin than the skin of the rest of your body.
So, it does not take much to make your eyes look puffy. If you are tired or have spent sleepless nights or is under a lot of stress or have had any allergies, it all shows in the skin around your eyes. The fluid gets retained under your eyes leading to mild swelling known as edema. Even a diet high in salt can also lead to such condition.
Rubbing your eyes when they are tired, itchy or teary will not help you in such a situation. Instead it will make the situation worse, and will make your eyes look puffier. So, if you want to get effective results in getting rid of under eye bags, you should give your eyes enough rest. And, besides that, use the home remedies that can help you to get rid of the under eye bags naturally.
Get rid of under eye bags naturally with home remedies
Under eye bags make you look very tired, old and sickly. It takes away the usual charm from the eyes. No matter how much you deck yourself up for a party or apply makeup to hide bags under your eyes, they will still remain prominent. Hence, it is better to stop using all of these cosmetics, and go for remedies that are real and have permanent benefits.
Here are some of the best home remedies to get rid of under eye bags fast and naturally.
The next best hack to get rid of under eye bags is using the tea bags. I personally prefer using the green tea bags, because, they are packed with antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory in nature which rejuvenate your skin and reduce the swelling and puffiness around your eyes. The antioxidants also fight the free radicals.
Moreover, green tea also contains tannins which act as a light astringent while the caffeine content in it helps in reducing the swelling that usually occurs due to fluid retention.
Take the green tea bags, around two of them and then soak them in icy cold water for few minutes. After that, place them on your under eye area and let them stay for about 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this 2-3 times on a daily basis for faster benefits.
There is however, another method which you can try. You have to use warm water (not too hot) instead of the cold one. Rest is same. You need to soak the tea bags (green or black as per your choice) in the slightly warm water and then place them over your eyes. Place a soft cloth to cover them. Let it stay for about 30 minutes and then remove them. Doing it regularly about 2-3 times a day will give you good results in reducing under eye bags.
Did you know that sliced potatoes can be used to get rid of the under eye bags? Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used as a remedy to get rid of under eye bags. According to this study, potatoes can be very helpful in improving the bagginess under your eyes. Plus, potatoes also got skin lightening properties, and are great to deal with dark circles. So, if you under eye circles, you are going to get the dual benefits of using this potato remedy.
Take a potato and cut into slices. Make sure the slices are big enough to cover your eyes and the area surrounding it. Keep each slice for about 10 minutes. Continue for few more minutes with the other slices unless you notice some benefits. After you have finished with it, wash your eyes and put some coconut oil over the skin around your eyes. The starch present in the potatoes will draw out all of the toxins, and the coconut oil will keep the area moisturized and will not let your skin get dry.
The potato remedy can be used 2-3 times on a daily basis for faster results in dealing with bags under eyes.
While coconut oil helps in keeping the skin nourished and moisturized in the potato remedy, it can also be used alone to gain benefits, as far as getting rid of your under eye bags are concerned. Well, this is because coconut oil contains lauric acid and several other compounds that make it anti-inflammatory in nature. Also, there are many essential nutrients great for your skin in general.
What you have to do is to take some extra virgin coconut oil and then with the help of your clean fingers, massage the skin surrounding your eyes in clockwise and anticlockwise direction for few minutes. It is best if you do it before going to bed and then let it stay overnight. Do it on a regular basis for maximum results.
The next home remedy to get rid of under eye bags that I would like to talk about is the cucumber remedy. Cucumbers, as it is, are very skin friendly and helps soothe irritated skin, thanks to the presence of Vitamin C in it and now, when you are using cold or chilled cucumbers, it will definitely help you reduce the mild swelling under your eyes.
Besides the cold temperature, the caffeic acid present in it constricts the blood vessels and helps to de-puff the eyes. And, yes, just the potatoes, cucumbers are great for combating the problem of dark circles. So, those who have this problem can consider taking up this remedy for double benefits.
Here, you need to cut the cucumber into medium slices. Then place them in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes. After that, place them over your eyelids. Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes and then remove them. You can repeat the remedy 3-4 times daily fort quicker benefits.
I know it is a little weird and the very thought of applying egg white in the face may freak out many. But, if you want fast benefits in dealing with bags under eyes, you should actually consider the egg white remedy.
Egg whites actually work as natural astringent and helps tightening the swollen skin. This skin tightening property of the egg white works great in combating the under eye bag and the wrinkle issue.
Take 1 egg white and whip it thoroughly in a bowl till the time it becomes stiff. After that, with the help of a cloth or soft brush, apply it under your eyes and let it stay to get naturally dried. After 10- 15 minutes, you can remove it using lukewarm water. If you use the remedy on a daily basis, then you will see significant improvements within few days of applications.
It is not possible to miss out Aloe vera whenever it is about treating any skin related issues. In this case also, Aloe vera works great. The presence of so many essential antioxidants and vitamins helps reduce the swelling under your eyes. Also, it tones the skin and fights all other aging symptoms.
The process is really simple. You just have to take some fresh Aloe vera gel and then apply it under your eyes very carefully. Let it stay for about 10 minutes for it to dry. After that, wash it off using cold water. Repeating it twice daily will help you get rid of your eye bags soon.
Coffee grounds remedy is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of under eye bags naturally. This is mainly because of the caffeine present in it which has got anti-inflammatory properties that helps in the reduction of puffiness and swelling.
However, in this remedy, you can also add a little amount of black pepper powder and coconut oil to enhance its good effects. The black pepper powder will help in better circulation of blood and make the cells present there healthier. On the other hand, coconut oil will further benefit in reducing the puffiness as well as will keep the sensitive skin there nourished. However, while you are using this remedy, you should be careful that the ingredients do not go inside your eyes.
Take around half teaspoon of coffee grounds, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and a pinch of black pepper powder. Mix all of these ingredients and very carefully apply the mixture under your eyes. Let it stay for about 10-12 minutes and then carefully remove it or rather wipe it away using face wipe or a wet cotton ball.
Repeat this process few times on a weekly basis. You will get quick relief from the puffiness.
Lemon juice is a good choice when it comes to getting rid of the under eye bags, and the reason behind its recommendation is mainly due to the presence of Vitamin C in it, which helps in removal of all the toxins from the tired and puffy eyes. Moreover, lemon juice is a great anti-inflammatory agent which will also effectively deal with the swelling under your eyes.
And, yes, it also possesses skin lightening properties, so lemon juice remedy is also a remedy to treat your dark circles. However, many a times, the lemon juice makes the skin dry and the skin around the eyes being extra sensitive may get affected due to that, so it is advisable that you use milk along with it. Milk can also keep the skin nourished and hydrated.
Take around 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of fat cream or milk. Mix the two ingredients. Then soak a cotton ball in the mixture and then apply it under your eyes gently. Allow it to air dry and then after some time, rinse it off. Repeat it two times in a day for significant results.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent and also has a tightening effect on the skin. So, when you apply it on your skin, it helps get rid of the swelling and the puffiness.
The process of using it is also very simple. You just have to take some Witch Hazel and then after soaking a cotton pad in cold Witch Hazel for a minute, apply it on your skin.
However, do not forget to wring out the excess amount from the cotton pad before the application. Keep the cotton balls for about 10-15 minutes and then remove it. Using this remedy 2-3 times daily will be very beneficial in removing under eye bags.
This is the easiest but important remedy to deal with under eye bag. If you want to get rid of those under eye bags, then you should also make sure that you are well hydrated all the time. You may think it is counter-intuitive when you are retaining water but drinking lots of water is essential to help your system in flushing the fluids that lead to the swelling.
So, indirectly, it helps in the reduction of the puffiness.
Please make sure you are drinking enough water and keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day.
Chilled spoon remedy
You may usually use the spoons for eating purpose but now you can actually use them to get rid of your under eye bags. Confused? Well, here is how you can use them.
First of all, you need to take two cereal spoons and refrigerate them for few minutes. After that, take the chilled spoons, lie them down and place the back of each spoon over a closed eye. Now, relax for about 10-15 minutes. The coldness will help the blood vessels to constrict and you will notice less inflammation or swelling within few minutes.
This is actually a cold compress method, and if you use it 2 times a day, you will get the benefits very fast.
Over to you: how do you deal with under eye bags?
The under eye bags have become a common problem these days, thanks to the level of stress and hectic lifestyle of 21st century. Ageing, unhealthy lifestyle, stress and less hours of sleep can cause under eye bags.
If you have under eye bags and you are wondering about how to get rid of then, you can use the ingredients and remedies discussed above.
Apart from applying those remedies, you should also try out meditation and other relaxation techniques to keep yourself stress-free. Also, maintain proper sleep hours so that your system gets enough time for recovery. Unless you take proper care of your mental and physical health, you will never be able to look so happy and charming.
What else do you think one can do to get rid of bags under eye? Which natural hacks and remedies have worked for you? Feel free to share by commenting below.
Eliana the chief editor at bodyandbeans is a professional yoga instructor and a fitness freak. She has done her master’s in history from Kolkata University. She is passionate about healthy eating and living practices.