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    What Causes Under Eye Bags?

    Whether the problem is puffiness or swelling, under eye bags are no fun. While they usually don't indicate a health issue, they can contribute to a tired appearance that no one woman wants to deal with. What can you do about under eye bags? The first step is to understand why they occur. From there, you can take the proper steps to prevent them, so you look fresh and well rested any time, day or night.


    Smoking is a bad habit any way you look at it. It increases your cancer risk, contributes to lung disease, and diminishes the look of your skin. Smoking also decreases collagen, which is what keeps your skin looking firm and smooth. As skin around the eyes sags it creates a darkened appearance under the eyes over time. If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do, look for ways to quit, whether that's cessation medication, therapy, or sheer force of will.

    Sleep Deprivation

    When you're lacking essential sleep, you tend to retain fluid around your eyes. This is what causes unsightly puffiness, which makes you look perpetually drowsy. Sleep is crucial for non-cosmetic reasons as well, so it's in your best interest to get a solid seven to eight hours every night. Mobile devices, like smartphones, emit a frequency of light that induces wakefulness, so stop using them two hours before bedtime. Make sure your bedroom is amenable to sleep by creating a cool, quiet space. If you must take a nap, take it before 2 pm and limit it to 20 minutes.


    Periorbital hyperpigmentation is another name for allergy-induced dark circles under the eyes. Allergies can be caused by pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, certain foods, and many other substances. If you're not sure what you're allergic to, have a test performed to narrow down the likely suspects. From there, you can use oral medical, such as antihistamines, to reduce symptoms and keep dark circles at bay. If you're allergic to certain foods, cut them out of your diet to prevent allergic reactions. When you take care of your health, you look and feel your best.

    Skin care is another important aspect of health care, and our research and development team at Hale Cosmeceuticals is constantly innovating to make new products. Our meticulous research ensures our skin care products include ingredients that improve your skin, from reducing fine lines to improving texture. We also offer serums infused with vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that heals the skin from free radical damage. Call 1-800-951-7005 to place an order or learn how you can get a free sample.

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