It might seem impossible to you right now, but there is a way to get rid of bags and puffiness under your eyes. If you’re ready to cut through all the confusing information about puffy, baggy eyes then you’ll want to keep reading. The 3 simple steps that follow will have your eyes looking their best in no time!
Step #1: Bring The Swelling Down
Although this step is just a short-term fix, it’s important because you want the look of your eyes to return to normal as quickly as possible. This will relieve discomfort and also help you feel a lot better about your appearance immediately. No one wants to draw attention to puffy, baggy eyes if they don’t have to.
Here’s how you relieve puffiness in no time flat… find something soothing and cool to put on your eyes for a few minutes. Cucumbers, used tea bags (make sure they’re cool) or raw potato slices will help a lot in the short-term. If you suffer from under eye puffiness a lot in the mornings, you might find it makes sense to invest in a cooling gel eye mask.
Use this when you first get up in the morning, before getting ready for your day. It will take a few minutes to get the best results – give it about 15 to 20 minutes. You can lay down and relax, think about the upcoming day or listen to music. Think of it as “me time” and it will fly by!
Step #2: Deal With The Root Cause
This step is critical because if you don’t address the root cause of your under eye puffiness, those nasty bags will keep coming back. In fact, this is the mistake most people make – they continue to treat for immediate results but never think about why the problem happened in the first place.
First you’ll want to determine whether your problem is chronic or just an occasional thing. If your eyes only get puffy when you cry or stay out late, the quick fixes mentioned in step 1 will work just fine. But if you suffer from puffiness on a regular basis, it’s likely that something else is going on that you’ll want to deal with.
The most common reasons for under eye bags include allergies, sinus problems and chronic sleep issues. All of these can be related. Sometimes if you treat the allergy and sinus symptoms, you’ll start sleeping better. All of these problems can lead to the fluid retention and buildup under the eyes which is commonly referred to as “bags”. Aging is another factor to consider. Be sure to check with your doctor if you’re not sure what’s causing the puffiness to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
Step #3: Treat And Maintain Results
Steps 1 and 2 are important for both dealing with the problem and taking care of the immediate concern – looking presentable to go out in public when you need to. It’s also important to have an action plan for treating this common skin concern as well as maintaining a smooth, baggage-free zone under the eyes. Fortunately there are many good products to help you do this.
When I shop for skin care products I like to keep a couple of things in mind and I suggest you do too. First, always look for ingredients that address the issues you’re concerned about. Sometimes one cream will do everything and other times you may have to combine products to get the results you want. Second, the product must do its job without the addition of any harmful components. For me, it’s a priority to make sure any product I use is paraben-free.
What types of ingredients address under eye puffiness and bags?
Think cooling and soothing. Ingredients like aloe and cucumber make sense. In addition, a peptide called Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 has been known to help with puffiness and bags. It does this by addressing problems with retained fluids that build up in the eye area. It also helps to enhance the texture and elasticity of the skin. Be sure to look for similar ingredients designed to address the exact issues you want help with.
Follow these 3 steps and you’ll know as much as anyone about how to get rid of bags under eyes and decrease unwanted puffiness. The key is to take action on all 3 steps if your puffiness is a recurring problem. Take care of the short-term appearance issues now, but don’t forget to go for the long-term results you really want.
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