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How to get rid of bags under eyes

Bags under eyes areĀ a problem that usually harmless is as follows: swelling of the eyes, especially in the morning; sometimes accompanied by redness and itching.

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Causes:

  • Lifestyle habits such as alcohol abuse, consumption of salty foods before bed, lack of sleep and poor quality rest.
  • Allergies to feather pillows, linens tissue or facial creams, for example.
  • Some diseases or conditions such as blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid), orbital cellulitis (inflammation of the orbital tissues), renal, thyroid disorders, chalazion (small benign tumor on the eyelids).
  • Aging and hormonal changes. With age, the skin loses its elasticity and can accumulate around the eyes; it is irreversible. In addition, the hormonal changes during menstruation and the period preceding the sometimes causes water retention, which is reflected in particular by the swelling of the eyes

See: How to reduce dark circles.

Tips:
Make compresses. Apply warm compresses on the eyes four times a day or wash your face with cold water. This activates blood circulation and can help decrease the swelling.

– Avoid pinching the eyelids. This would aggravate edema.

-Gently tap. Light pressure with the fingertips around the eyes will stimulate circulation of blood vessels.

-Use a mask. You can purchase a pharmacy eye mask – mask of cold water – or a soothing gel that you apply for a few minutes in the morning. If you do not have one, very cold spoons will do.

-Try the tea bags. Although well drained and cooled tea bags placed on closed eyes for 15 minutes will reduce swelling. The tannic acid in the tea master inflammation. In fact, its vasoconstrictive effect is contracting blood vessels, reducing swelling.

-Makeup. To hide the swelling of the upper eyelids, first apply a concealer care darker than your skin tone on the eyelid and your usual makeup. To hide the bags under the eyes, use the same technique.
Prevent swelling of the eyes

If you often have puffy eyes in the morning, take some precautions:

  • Elevate the head of your bed to promote blood circulation.
  • Avoid drinking before going to bed, as this will increase the edema.
  • Avoid salty foods in the hour before bedtime.
  • Prefer water-based foundation rather than oil-based, because they irritate the delicate skin around the eye.
  • If allergic to feather pillows, choose pillows synthetic fibers.
  • If you are allergic to creams for the face, use a hypoallergenic cream.

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