Models and performers have reduced puffiness and wrinkles with hemorrhoid cream for years—the stuff tightens puffy areas quickly and reduces wrinkles. If the odor of the cream is too strong, mix a bit of your moisturizer into it before applying. And be careful not to get any of the cream in your eyes.
Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long-used by grandmothers and runway models for reducing eye puffiness. Soak two tea bags in warm water, and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes, and your eyes will feel fresh.
For many people, tiredness causes dark circles under the eyes and that can add years to their appearance. If you can’t catch up on your rest, place slices of ripe avocado under each eye, or try applying a paste of ground almonds and milk to lighten the dark shadows. Don’t want to put avocado on your face? Try these other remedies for treating the dark circles under your eyes.
Causes of dark circles and bags
The reason we get dark shadows and eye bags has a lot to do with our lifestyles, so detecting what the causes of our eye woes are can help us to banish them from our faces for good.
1. Sleep (or lack of)
We can’t express how important a good night’s sleep is for a whole multitude of reasons, but there really is such a thing as beauty sleep. A lack of shut eye can make the skin appear pale and reduces circulation, which is why dark circles appear. Everyone’s different so figure out how much sleep you need and stick to it – it’ll work wonders for your peepers! It’s also important to completely remove all make up (with a clean flannel) as leaving eye make up residue can cause ageing.
Hands up who’s guilty of not drinking the recommended amount of water every day? Yep, us too. But drinking enough water is so important, especially when it comes to anti-ageing. Every organ in the body needs water and our skin is no exception, as it’s cells depend on water to function efficiently and repair damage. Noella Gabriel, who is in charge of treatments and product development at Elemis, told the Express ‘The drier and more dehydrated the skin is, the more it emphasises existing lines, so things can look much worse than they are.’ Aim to drink 1.6 litres of fluid a day and you’ll really feel the benefits.
Who’d have thought that being allergic to something could be having an unwanted affect on our eye bags and circles? Allergies like hay fever are actually a common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes, and food allergies in particular could cause constant puffiness. Make sure you track down the cause of your allergy and tackle it, and you’ll soon notice an improvement in your eyes.
1. What kind of tea bag is good for puffy eyes?
You can use a regular tea bag or a green tea bag to get rid of puffy eyes. Both work excellently to reduce puffiness and baggy skin.
2. What causes a puffy eye?
We all have fat in our body that is held in place by muscles and ligaments. But, as we get older, the muscles start weakening, and everything starts to sag – making the fats more visible. This happens to our face as well. The collagen levels decline with age, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and sag. One of the major reasons people get eye bags is because it’s hereditary. Some of most common causes of puffy eyes are as listed below:
- Lack of sleep and fatigue
- Salty food
- Lack of exercise
- Sinus infections
- Fluid (water) retention
- Crying (25)
3. Why are my eyes so puffy in the morning?
We do not realize this, but blinking is an essential exercise for the muscles around our eyes. While we sleep, we do not blink, and this can result in fluid retention in the under eye area. This causes swelling or edema. This puffiness in your eyes usually goes away by itself once you open your eyes and start blinking.
4. How to get rid of puffy eyes from crying?
We have listed many home remedies that you can use to get rid of puffy eyes. If crying is the reason for the puffiness, we recommend using cooling and soothing remedies that will also ease the burning sensation and irritation that has resulted from crying. Some of the remedies that you can use are tea bags, cold spoon, cucumber, and aloe vera.
It is important to care for your eyes and keep them healthy to prevent infections and other grave conditions.
Now that you know how to get rid of eye bags, you don’t have to go about looking like a raccoon anymore! Do try these quick fix home remedies to bid adieu to eye bags.
Causes and symptoms of puffy eyes
There are a number of reasons why you may have bags under the eyes. Sometimes, they are more of an acute phenomenon occurring due to stress, allergies, fluid retention, hormonal fluctuations, crying, or a lack of sleep. Other times, however, they may be the result of an underlying condition such as a skin disorder, hypothyroidism, tear gland dysfunction, nephritic syndrome, or pathology of the eye. Some of these underlying conditions will need to be addressed by a medical professional.
Symptoms of puffy eyes include:
- Eye irritation
- Excess tear production
- Obstructed vision
- Redness of the eyelid
- Red and inflamed eyes
- Eye discharge
- Eyelid dryness or flaking
- Saggy or loose skin
- Dark circles
2. Remember that whatever you pay attention to grows in your mind.
If you focus on what’s going wrong in your life—especially if you see it as “bad luck” you can do nothing about—it will seem blacker and more malevolent.
In a short time, you’ll become so convinced that everything is against you that you’ll notice more and more instances where this appears to be true. As a result, you will drown yourself in negative energy and almost certainly stop trying, convinced that nothing you can do will improve your prospects.
Not long ago, a reader (I’ll call her Kelly) has shared with me about how frustrated she felt and how unlucky she was. Kelly’s an aspiring entrepreneur. She had been trying to find investors to invest in her project. It hadn’t been going well as she was always rejected by the potential investors. And at her most stressful time, her boyfriend broke up with her. And the day after her breakup, she missed an important opportunity to meet an interested investor. She was about to give up because she felt that she’d not be lucky enough to build her business successfully.
It definitely wasn’t an easy time for her. She was stressful and tired. But it wasn’t bad luck that was playing the role.
Fatalism feeds on itself until people become passive “victims” of life’s blows. The “losers” in life are those who are convinced they will fail before they start anything; sure that their “bad luck” will ruin any prospects of success.
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They rarely notice that the true reasons for their failure are ignorance, laziness, lack of skill, lack of forethought, or just plain foolishness—all of which they could do something to correct, if only they would stop blaming other people or “bad luck” for their personal deficiencies.
Your attention is under your control. Send it where you want it to go. Starve the negative thoughts until they die.
I explained to Kelly that to improve her fortune and have “good luck”, first decide that what happens is nearly always down to her; then try to focus on what works and what turns out well, not the bad stuff.
Then Kelly tried to review her current situation objectively. She realized that she only needed a short break for herself — from work and her just broken-up relationship. She really needed some time to clear up her mind before moving on with her work and life. When she got her emotions settled down from her heartbreak, she started to work on improving her business’ selling points and looked for new investors that are more suitable.
A few months later, she told me that she finally found two investors who were really interested in her project and would like to work with her to grow the business. I was really glad that she could take back control of her destiny and achieved what she wanted.
Your “fate” really does depend on the choices that you make. When random events happen, as they always will, do you choose to try to turn them to your advantage or just complain about them?
The Cause of Under Eye Bags
Puffy, swollen and often discoloured, under eye bags are caused by fluid or fat accumulating below the eyes. While fat accumulation is a natural part of ageing, fluid build up can be a response triggered by many causes. Lack of sleep is a common cause for puffy eyes, while dehydration can create sagging in the delicate under-eye area. Seasonal allergies also cause fluid accumulation in the under-eye area, as does a diet high in sodium. By identifying the cause of your under eye bags, you may be able to prevent them better and aid in their treatment.