How to Get Rid Dark Circles, Under Eye Bags & Puffy Eyes

How to Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

How to Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

Have you been noticing dark circles under your eyes? If you’ve tried every so-called miracle cream promising to erase them instantaneously, I’ve got a bit of sour news: there is no overnight remedy. But the good news is that with a bit of patience, you can remove them naturally.

Before we discuss how to get rid of under eye circles, let’s talk about why they show up in the first place. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin on our bodies. And although the issue resembles dark eye circles, what you’re actually seeing are enlarged blood vessels that can be seen through the skin, causing a dark bluish tint to show up when stress, inadequate sleep, or nutritional deficiencies occur. Similarly, under eye bags and puffiness can occur for the same reasons; and because the skin is so thin in this area, it can begin to sag or swell when such adverse factors occur. Dark circles, puffiness and under eye bags can also be hereditary.

So if these pesky issues are plaguing you, don’t freak out…which could actually only lead to increased problems. Instead, check out these natural remedies that will help get your eyes back in order.

Go for Green Tea

Place warm green tea bags under your eyes and let them sit for 10-15 minutes a few times each week. Doing this a few times a week will help with discoloration, puffiness and bags. Green tea is chock full of amazing antioxidants the defy discoloration from dark eye circles, while reducing puffiness and bags.

Wear Your Veggies

You may have chuckled at the sight of wealthy ladies lying on exclusive beaches with cucumbers on their eyes, but there’s actually something to that. Raw, refrigerated cucumber slices have exceptionally high amounts of water in them, which help to reduce puffiness and lift undereye bags. If you’re out of cucumbers, raw, refrigerated potatoes will work just fine, as well. For best results, cut the slices in half and place directly under the eyes for 20 minutes a few times each week.
Cucumber for Eyes


Take a Dip

A dip of milk that is. Grab a plain cotton ball and dip it in chilled milk, then place on your eyelids for 20-30 minutes. This helps reduce water retention found in puffy eyes.

Relax Eggs-cellently

Bet you weren’t eggs-pecting eggs to be on this list, were you? Ok, enough with the puns; but seriously if you beat a few egg whites stiffly and apply them on the skin below your eyes with a soft brush, you can tighten up under eye bags. Leave the beaten egg whites on your eyes for about 20 min or until the mixture completely dries , then rinse your face with cold water. Do this a few times each week.

Keep in mind that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Drinking plenty of water, eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, reducing stress and limiting salt intake can assist with keeping dark circles, puffiness and under eye bags away for good.

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