Do you suffer from under-eye bags or circles? Under-eye bags are a natural effect of aging, but they can also be caused by lack of sleep, allergies, and habits that promote water retention. Under-eye bags are a cosmetic concern that can make people appear tired or under the weather. Learn how to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags with quick remedies, long-term strategies and permanent cosmetic solutions.
- Flush excess salt from your system by drinking water. Avoid salty foods for the rest of the day.
- Stay away from drinks that cause you to become dehydrated, like coffee and alcohol.
- If you don't have a cucumber, wet a few teabags and chill them in the freezer or refrigerator before placing them over your eyes. Use a soothing tea, like chamomile or peppermint, so you get the benefits of aromatherapy at the same time.
- Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone. If your under-eye bags are dark, you could also go one shade lighter. Apply the concealer with your finger or a cotton ball. Make sure you dab it on lightly instead of rubbing it into your skin. The makeup will conceal your bags more effectively if it stays on the surface of your skin.
- Follow the concealer with a brush of powder to help it set and stay in place all day. Use a matte powder (not one with shimmer) and a blush brush to apply a little powder under your eyes.
- Boil water and dunk two teabags into the hot water.
- Bob it up and down until they are soaked through.
- Remove and allow to cool on a plate. If wished, cover face, nose, eyes, with paper towel or face washers.
- Lie down somewhere comfortable. Place one soaked teabag over each eye. Put your feet up, relax for a few minutes.
- After a little chilling out, remove the teabags. Hopefully, things will look a little less puffy when you check the mirror again.