Under-eye bags happen to women and men of any age, and they can seriously sour your morning or day. Luckily, there are several natural and easy steps you can take to reduce and hide the appearance of under-eye bags. Here’s how you can remove the bags under your eyes, so you can look fresh even after a rough night.
What Causes Under-Eye Bags?
Curious about what causes bags under the eyes? Irksome as they are, they’re actually a natural and normal occurrence.
- Lack of sleep
Since the skin around the eyes is thin, it’s more fragile and susceptible to sagging. As you age, the tissue in the under-eye area starts to weaken and fall, thereby creating “bags”.
While age is the main cause of under-eye bags, there are a few additional factors that can make them look more noticeable. You may notice your under-eye bags look worse after waking up, or after you’ve indulged in a salty meal, which occurs because of fluid retention.
Not getting enough sleep, allergies, and smoking can also worsen the problem. In some cases, certain people are predisposed to getting under-eye bags, and if this is you, you’ll need to take extra care to keep them away.
How to Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes
Are you ready to learn how to get rid of the bags under your eyes? From long-term strategies to quick fixes, there are multiple ways to lessen and hide your under-eye bags.
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Tip #1. Improve Your Sleep
Doctors recommend seven to nine hours of sleep per night for adults. Not getting enough beauty rest doesn’t just mean you’ll be grumpy in the morning, but also that your body doesn’t have enough time to repair and restore itself, thus your under-eye bags will look worse.
Make sure you’re giving yourself enough time in dreamland. To decrease your under-eye bags even more, try to elevate your head while you’re sleeping to help drain excess fluid buildup under the eyes. You’ll wake up looking and feeling your best!
Tip #2. Try a Cold Compress
While increasing your sleep is a great habit to get into, what if you need some immediate results? A cold compress can decrease swelling and tighten up your eye area by restricting blood flow.
If you have an ice pack, just hold it right under the eyes. No ice pack? A frozen spoon or a bag of frozen peas work just as well. The cold should help the puffiness come down and lessen the “bag” effect. Leave the compress on for about five minutes for optimal results.
This isn’t a permanent fix, but it can help remove under-eye bags for a specific outing or event.
3. Apply Concealer
When all else fails, makeup is here to save the day. Concealer works great at getting rid of dark circles and helping you look more awake.
To start, you’ll want to have a clean face. The first step is to use a color corrector underneath the concealer to help neutralize the appearance of purple or red skin. Peach is good for puffiness and dark circles, while green is better for redness.
Draw this in an upside-down triangle shape under your eyes, then blend it out. Once you have that in place, it’s time to use your concealer. If you’re putting foundation on top of this (make sure to follow our tips to discover your perfect foundation shade match), you may want to choose a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone to help further neutralize the area.
Once again, draw in the triangle shapes and blend them in until your skin looks smooth and seamless. Of course, if you don’t want to go through this hassle just to be able to take a cute, under-eye-bag-free selfie, you can always use YouCam Makeup to virtually apply your concealer to photos.
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