Puffy under-eye bags are a tell-tale sign that you’ve not had a good night’s sleep or your allergies are acting up or that time is finally taking its toll on your skin. But there are ways to combat under-eye bags so that you can look fresh-faced, youthful and confident.
There are two possible causes for under-eye bags:
Dehydration and lack of sleep can make under-eye bags even more noticeable.
Under-eye bags caused by fluid accumulation can often be diminished relatively quickly with topical treatments, like a cold compress. The cool temperature helps relieve swelling, and eye- and skin-friendly compresses can be made with a variety of items around your kitchen, including:
Any hint of swelling and redness left after a gentle cool compress can usually be hidden with cover-up. Yellow-tinted cover-up is ideal for under-eye bags as the yellow hue contrasts with the pink hue of inflammation to balance your complexion.
When under-eye bags are caused by aging or chronic fluid accumulation (often the case for people with diabetes and/or hypertension), you have to be patient. You can diminish them; it just takes longer.
Some strategies for reducing under-eye swelling and sagging include lifestyle changes, such as:
Topical treatments that deliver collagen and other nutrients to the skin can help replace what has been lost. Hale Cosmeceuticals’ Almost-Cooling Eye Gel contains collagen and a number of lipids to replenish moisture, fullness and resilience to the delicate under-eye skin. Under-eye creams may take a few weeks to work, but they can help you achieve results without surgery.