Most of us get bags under our eyes once in awhile. Maybe we haven’t been sleeping well, or spring weather has triggered our hay fever. Some people are more susceptible than others to showing signs of illness, stress or a late night underneath their eyes. But there are some solutions that could help you put your bags away:
1.) Apply cold
Cucumber slices or a cold, wet cloth over the eyes, giving extra attention to the lower eyelids, can help reduce the appearance of bags. Cold can help reduce puffiness caused by lack of sleep, illness, even a crying spell.
2.) Sleep. Elevated
Not getting enough sleep absolutely contributes to the bags and dark circle under our eyes. So make an effort to get the recommended seven to eight hours every night. And to further avoid bags, don’t sleep flat on your back or on your side. By sleeping slightly elevated, you’re using gravity to help you avoid fluid building up underneath your lower eyelids.
3.) Quit smoking, use sunscreen, limit alcohol
Lifestyle habits definitely affect our skin and contribute to eye bags. But some of the worst problem-causers are avoidable: Wear sunglasses and UVA- and UVB-blocking sunscreen. Avoid too much alcohol to avoid the dehydration that can give your eyelids a sunken appearance. Smoking reduces skin tautness and elasticity, contributing to baggy skin under the eyes.
Regular use of moisturizer around the eyes can improve their appearance. And make sure you drink plenty of water, as dehydration can contribute to a sunken appearance of the eyes.
5.) Take your allergy meds
One of the common causes of puffiness and bags under the eyes is allergies. Make sure you take the medication your doctor prescribes to manage them, and it can also reduce the bags under your eyes.
6.) Talk to Dr. Bucay about cosmetic dermatology treatments
There are treatments that can improve the appearance of the bags under your eyes, such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing and dermal fillers. So make an appointment to discuss procedures that could work for your. Call today: (210) 692-3000 or (210) 370-9995