Combating eye baggage

Eye baggage happens to everyone, but follow these steps to keep your puffiness to a minimum.

Health Grooming Koelen Andrews

This article was published on October 24th, 2017

You want Bette Davis eyes, you gotta work for ‘em. Stress in your daily lives, a lack of sleep, and a myriad of other factors can make you look tired, haggered, over-worked, and underpaid. Nothing makes a person look more fatigued than unsightly and puffy bags under your eyes. Eye baggage happens to everyone, but follow these steps to keep your puffiness to a minimum.

Go au naturel by using nature’s eye masks. Sliced cucumbers are always one of the most popular choices when using food. They are crisp and contain a lot of water to provide your sad bags proper moisturizing. Sliced and chilled potatoes are also a good option. Place a slice over each eye and let sit for 20-30 minutes.

Have a spot of tea. Steep some tea. While you are enjoying sipping on some of your herbal brew, chill the steeped bags for 30 minutes in the freezer. Put one tea bag over each eye for 10 minutes after they’ve chilled.

Drink plenty of water. Water helps reduce puffiness and swollen skin. Hydrating and moisturizing your skin will yield less eye bags and better-looking skin.

Stub out cigarettes and put down the alcohol. Smoking can cause wrinkles and lines from the inhalation face you make. The chemicals in cigarettes can irritate your eyes. Both alcohol and cigarettes dehydrate skin. Alcohol is most always a depressant, leaving you and your eyes looking and feeling tired.

Get more rest. Sleep loss is the biggest contributor of puffy, tired eyes. If you find yourself dealing with eye bags all of the time, it’s the perfect moment to rethink your sleep schedule. Obtaining more sleep will have other health benefits, too, and will certainly alleviate most of your eye baggage overnight.

Perfect skin is in. Makeup sold to men accounted for $50 billion in 2016, so there are actually plenty of options for guys wanting to hide the bags under their eyes. A nice concealer will often do the trick, but applying a bit of foundation to your eye baggage maybe your better options.

Try an over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatment. Some hemorrhoid creams have been known to reduce swollen skin and can help shrink eye baggage.

Stay out of the sun. it cannot be stressed enough that dehydration plays a major role in creating eye bags. Sun is the single greatest culprit for drying out your skin. When you go outside, always remember to use a sunblock of at least SPF 30 on your face, especially under your eyes.

Eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. A reduction of salt in your diet can help increase the amount of moisture in your skin. Exercising regularly, including doing yoga and facial exercises, can tighten you skin and remove eye bags forever.

What are your tips for combatting eye baggage? Leave your tips and suggestions below.

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