Home Remedies For Bags Under Eyes
Perhaps one of the most prominent (and worst) signs of aging is having bags under eyes. They can easily make you look 10 or 20 years older. As you know there are some good home remedies for skin conditions like acne and pimples, but is there any good at home remedy that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and under eye bags?
First of all you should realize that most home remedies are not going to produce miracles. But they may be able to produce a little temporary improvement. If want more significant or permanent results, you may want to consider surgery. Or for an affordable and easy at home treatment, there are exciting new specialty eye bag removal creams that were developed specifically for this problem.
Here are some of the at home remedies for bags under eyes:
Tea Bag Method
In a cup of hot water put a couple chamomile bags of tea. Let the water cool down to a temperate to a luke warm temperate so it won’t burn your skin. Toss in two cotton balls and soak them for a minute or so, then place them on your under eye bags for 15 to 30 minutes. Again, be careful that the water is not too hot. Also not that tea may irritate some people’s eyes.
This can actually be done in two different ways. You can do this similar to the tea method, but instead use potato water. How do you make this? Well I’m no cook so I may not know the absolute best way, but what I would recommend is cutting up some unwashed (so the juices remain intact) and then placing them in a small cup of water. If you want to get really creative, you could maybe use a blender or something. Then soak the cotton balls in the juice and place them on the bags under your eyes.
Alternately, you can just do the simple way and just place some fresh slices of a potato under your eye.
One technique that has been mentioned is rubbing the oil of vitamin E on your eye bags before you go to bed. This is probably good for your skin anyways, whether it is effective or not. You don’t need to go out and buy a bottle of oil if you already have vitamin E capsules in your medicine cabinet. Simply puncture or cut open the capsule and what’s contained inside is the oil. Being that you don’t need to use much, this will save you the expense of buying a bottle of it.
This is of course one of the most widely known beauty routines. Anytime you see an ad of a spa or a movie with a woman in a spa, you are likely to see them with cucumber slices over your eyes. But do cucumbers help puffy eyes? Well, they may offer soothing qualities but many doubt if they do anything to actually relieve dark circles and bags.
This is by far the most effective at home remedy. While the above methods will only offer minimal relief or none at all, getting a good night’s sleep regularly can help improve this problem.
The Final Note
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, unfortunately these at home remedies probably aren’t going to give you anywhere near the desired results. You may want to consider some of the eye bag treatment methods out there. The past few years there have been exciting developments in under eye creams that can offer relief and are also extremely affordable.