The appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes may not indicate a latent health problem, but in terms of physical appearance, these conditions can make a face look older, and appear older.
The appearance of dark circles can be presented with grayish colors in reddish tones and even bluish. Both bags under the eyes and the appearance of dark circles can be due to a number of factors:
Causes of bags under the eyes.
- Lack of proper rest or restful sleep.
- Sleeping in a very unfavorable position, which makes it difficult for fluids to circulate correctly in our body, causing fluid retention in some specific areas.
- Lack of hydration or excessive salt consumption can promote fluid retention, and one of the main places where it tends to accumulate is under the eyes or even on the eyelids.
- The use of cosmetic products that can cause certain conditions such as allergies in the face or skin problems, facilitating the appearance of bags under the eyes.
- Rubbing your eyes vigorously and for a long time can irritate the area around your eyes, causing it to become red and even notice the appearance of small blood vessels.
Other causes of dark circles and bags under the eyes.
The factors such as genetics and age can condition the skin of our face to present what are considered chronic appearance of dark circles or bags under the eyes of permanent way. This may also be due to the weakness of the eyelid muscles which causes the skin to slide down into folds or pockets.
Natural treatments for bags under the eyes.
The first step in reducing eye bags (as long as its causes are temporary) is to decongest the area affected by inflammation by activating microcirculation. To achieve them we are going to use the following natural treatments.
1. Natural treatment with compresses.
We are going to make relaxing compresses for our eyelids or bags under the eyes with 2 chamomile tea bags which have to be infused in a cup with hot water, the next thing is to let the tea cool down, then we will wet two cotton balls in the tea and apply it on the closed eyelids for about 15 minutes.
2. Using potatoes for dark circles.
To make this natural remedy to relieve dark circles, we must wash a medium potato, remove the peel and cut a couple of very thin slices the size of the eyes. Then we will place it on each closed eyelid and keep our eyes like that for ten minutes. The potato is a great ally to eliminate dark circles.
3. Cucumber treatment for bags under the eyes.
Place half a raw cucumber in the refrigerator and when cold, cut into slices and apply to closed eyes for 10 minutes. Cucumber has refreshing properties which will help to remove dark circles easily. The ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers help eliminate water retention in the eyes. This will reduce puffiness and bags around the eyes.
Another way to use cucumber to reverse eye bags is to dip some cucumber slices in half a glass of milk, then we must lightly remove the excess liquid with a sanitary towel and apply it on closed eyes, for 10 minutes.
4. Rose petals
We can develop a very effective remedy to remove bags and dark circles around the eyes simply by placing a handful of rose petals in a jar and then adding it with almond oil. Then we will leave the bottle covered and after 24 hours of rest, we will filter it into another new bottle. With this we have our home remedy ready, to apply it simply dip a few cotton balls in the liquid and leave them on the closed eyelids for about 20 minutes.
5. Uses of apple for puffy eyelids.
To make this preparation we must cook a medium apple and make a puree with it when it is soft. Then we must let it cool for about 10 minutes. Apply, using a clean cloth, a little on each closed eyelid for a few minutes.
6. Cold water compresses.
Cold water compresses should be applied to the swollen eyelids, for about 3 to 5 minutes. This simple remedy is recommended to treat reddish circles, because the cold stimulates circulation and also constricts the blood vessels, thus facilitating the disappearance of that color around or under the eyes.
7. The spoon tricks.
The trick of the spoon has become fashionable to improve beauty, but in reality, it is a very old practice, it is about putting two teaspoons in the freezer and when they are cold, put on the closed eyelids. Move your eyes in all directions without opening your eyelids. Leave it on for at least 3 minutes to immediately notice its effects. This is a very effective treatment to reverse bags under the eyes.