Causes of eye bags
With age, eye tissues weaken. And, some of the natural fat that supports your eyes shifts to the lower eyelids and this causes your eyes to look puffy. Fluid also accumulates below your eyes giving you eye bags.
Other causes of eye bags include
- Poor sleep
- Fluid retention due to weather, diet, and hormonal changes
Useful Remedies to treat your eye bags
Eye bags make you look stressed, tired, and old. Here are remedies that can give your eyes relief.
Cool cucumber face mask
For years, cucumbers have been a home remedy for eye bags. Cucumbers are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce swelling, irritation, and redness. For extra relief, use a cool cucumber. Place a slice on each of your eyes, and rest for 30 minutes. Afterward, you’ll be refreshed.
Raw potato slices face mask
You can use sliced potatoes instead of cucumbers. Potatoes have a stringent that drains water from under the eyes, they also stay cooler for longer. Alternatively, you use ground potato poultice. You only need to place it over cheesecloth and then lay it over your eyes and get the same benefits.
Green and black tea face mask
Tea bags are a popular eye bag remedy. The caffeine in green and black tea constricts the veins in the skin around your eyes. Also, the tannins in the caffeinated tea stimulate blood circulation. To make this tea remedy work, dip two tea bags in a cup of warm water and then remove them and then let them cool down to room temperature. You should then place them on your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. If you repeat this twice a week, the skin under your eyes will be tighter and you feel soothed.
Essential oils face mask
To create an essential oil under-eye mask you need:
- Half ounce Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops Pure aloe vera gel
- 4 ounce Lemon essential oil
- 4 drops of rosehip oil
Combine all these ingredients in a spray bottle. Before you sleep, cleanse your face, close your eyes and spray the solution into your face. Then gently massage it into your under the eye. Let it dry and sleep with you head probed with pillows.
Lavender oil will soothe and calm the skin and nerves under your eyes. Lemon oil is packed with antioxidants that relieve stress. Rosehip oil will increase cell turnover and will protect your skin. It’s also packed with beta carotene and vitamin C and D.
Rosehip oil will also help regenerate your tissue and cellular membrane as it’s rich in fatty acids which turn to prostaglandins.
Coconut oil and carrot under-eye mask
To create a coconut oil under-eye mask you need:
- Extra virgin coconut oil – two teaspoons
- One carrot – Chop the carrots in five chunks and then boil them for five minutes. Then put the carrots into a blender and add coconut oil. Blend the mixture into a thick paste and then apply it gently to the eye bags.
Leave the under eye mask on for ten to 15 minutes before washing it off. Repeat the process daily.
The coconut oil will moisturize the skin under your eye and prevent wrinkling and dryness. Also, the antioxidants and vitamin E in coconut oil will help repair damaged cells.
Coconut oil also has Lauric acid and other components with anti-inflammatory properties and so it reduces swelling and redness. Lauric acids will also smoothen your skin by tightening pores in your skin.
Carrots are packed with iron and beta-carotene. They will nourish strengthen your eye muscles and prevent puffiness. Carrots will also clarify and tone your skin.
Ground coffee face mask
To make ground coffee under-eye mask you need:
- Ground coffee beans – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil – one teaspoon
- Black pepper powder – one pinch
- Face wipe
Mix all your ingredients and softly apply the mix under your eye. Be careful and keep the mix out of your eyes. Have it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off gently with a face wipe.
The coffee will tighten your skin because of the anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine. Caffeine is also a vasoconstrictor which will reduce puffiness and deflate your blood vessels.
Coffee is also diuretic and thus will draw water from your skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants which will fight free radicals and tighten your look by reducing bagginess and fine line.
These face mask remedies are just a tip on the iceberg. There are many other amazing treatments that will work for you. The under eye masks will reduce your eye bags and bolster your facial beauty.