Are you scared to look at the mirror because of those swollen eye bags? Do you feel unattractive because the baggy skin around your eyes adds years to your face?
Puffy eyes are definitely not a sight to behold. They make you look tired, sleepy, and older too. Tiredness is actually one of the most common causes of having under eye bags. Stress and water retention are the other common causes. Getting rid of puffy eyes is something that you can easily do at home. With these simple solutions, you can say goodbye to those unsightly eye bags.
1) Get Enough Sleep
Are you tired of looking like you got absolutely no sleep when you wake up? In addition to changing your sleep position, make sure you’re getting enough sleep.
When your body lacks sleep, your skin can’t get the proper restoration and rejuvenation it needs. Your under-eye bags may be a direct result of not getting enough rest at night.
As we mentioned earlier, the recommended amount of sleep per night is seven to eight hours. Try changing up your pre-bedtime routine — such as avoiding screen time before bed — to make sure you’ll get the necessary amount of sleep.
2) Remove Eye Makeup Before You Go To Bed
Going to sleep with your mascara, eyeliner, and foundation on is a recipe for waking up with baggy eyes. That’s why washing your face before bed is an important part of a skin-friendly beauty routine.
And remember to be thorough! Even small amounts of makeup residue can cause problems.
To remove your makeup, we recommend using a cotton ball and oil-based makeup remover followed up by your favorite mild cleanser.
3) Reduce Your Salt Intake
Sodium, while a necessity of life, can cause your body to retain fluid if consumed in excess quantities. This can lead to unnecessary swelling under your eyes. To remove eye bags caused by water retention, reduce your salt intake.
How? Simply swap your iodized table salt for Himalayan sea salt. Since the latter tastes saltier, you don’t need to use as much but your food will still taste great.
You should also limit your consumption of foods like canned soup, deli meat, and pizza. If you find yourself craving salt, try munching on some potassium-rich celery.
4) Avoid Smoking
The chemicals found in cigarette smoke are toxic and can cause significant irritation and damage to the thin, sensitive skin around your eyes. This irritation and damage can quickly result in wrinkled, droopy eye bags and dark circles.
By reducing the amount you smoke (or stopping altogether), your likelihood of waking up with eye bags will decrease over time.
5) Stay Hydrated
Water makes up more than 50 percent of your body, making it an important energy source for your body and your skin.
Not drinking enough water can leave your skin dry and flaky, causing bags under your eyes. To replenish your body and skin daily, drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.
And since your skin is the largest organ in your body, you’ll need to somehow rid it of toxins. The answer: drink water. Drinking the required amount of water flushes toxins out of your body.