Eyes are the most expressive part of our face, and they play a vital role in making us look energetic and fresh. Sometimes, these tiny bags may appear under the eyes, which can make us look tired and gloomy.
Baggy eyes are a very common thing and most of us would have at least once encountered baggy eyes or some of us may be still struggling with it.
Puffiness under the eyes does not impact our vision or health and with some effective natural remedies, it can be gotten rid of easily.
The mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes is due to different reasons, the most common of which is ageing and reasons may vary, with ageing the tissues which support your eyes containing fat may start to sag and muscles around the eye which helps to hold on to the eyelid may get fragile.
Due to change in the fat deposition into the lower eyelids, they may appear to be puffy. Another reason can be water retention, which will make us look bloated.
Fluid deposition can be caused by:
- Sleep deprivation
- High salt consumption
- Medical conditions
Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Baggy Eyes:
There are several ways to get rid of baggy eyes according to their causes. Some of the simplest yet effective ways include trying natural methods and home remedies. Natural remedies will help you to get rid of the puffiness or may help you to reduce their appearance.
If you are a person who wakes up with puffy eyes now and then, the reason may be lack of sleep or fluid retention due to high salt consumption.
The Remedies Include:
👉 Cold compress: Placing something cool under the eyes can reduce the appearance of puffy eyes by improving blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Place anything cold such as ice packs, spoon, frozen vegetables, or fruits for a while, suggested 15 minutes over your eyes.
👉 Changing the sleeping position: Sometimes baggy eyes can be caused due to irregular sleeping positions, such as sleeping on your sides, which can lead to fluid build-up, so changing the position of sleep may help the lymphatic drainage under your eyes. Sleep with your head a little raised or sleeping with an extra pillow placed on your back or stomach can also help to remove the excess fluid deposition.
👉 Coffee: A quick cup of early morning coffee may help you to shrink the eye bags. Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are useful to promote blood circulation helping to reduce swelling and dark circles.
👉 Reducing salt intake: The high amount of sodium present in salt can cause water retention and lead to swelling. The reason that your eyes may appear swollen is due to the high salt intake. So, it is recommended to keep your salt intake intact and reduce salt consumption at night especially to help yourself from getting water retained.
👉 Massage: Try massaging the area under your eyes gently to stimulate blood flow and to help lymphatic drainage. Massagers are proven to reduce the appearance of puffiness if it is done right. The tissues under the eyes are tender and fragile. So, be gentle with your motion, either you can apply moderate pressure using fingers or gently tap. You can also use oils such as coconut or olive oil which is good for puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory property and they will also help to reduce the friction while you a massage.
👉 Drinking a lot of fluids: Drinking water has a lot of health benefits, and they are one of the best ways to flush out the toxins by improving blood flow, keeping your look fresh and energetic. Drink one or two glasses of lukewarm water first thing in the morning, they will help you with water retention and also the appearance of baggy eyes.
Natural methods are a great way to treat puffy eyes and they have no harmful effects too. Although natural methods may take time to show the results and in some cases such as people who have certain medical and genetic conditions, ageing these remedies may apply to an extent and sometimes they may not show any results.
So, it is important to know the reason behind your baggy eyes and then start your treatments.
Another major reason for puffy eyes is the changed lifestyle, including irregular sleeping patterns, less water intake, and high salt consumption, etc.
The best medicine you can give to your body is proper sleep, a healthy diet, and sufficient water. Be intact with it and stay healthy.