The skin around your eyes often shows the most sign of aging. This is because the skin is thinner here than nearly everywhere else on your body. The skin is thinner so it is easier to break down, resulting in wrinkles. Beyond wrinkles, bags under your eyes are some of the more common issues you might see, especially in the morning, when looking in the mirror. Bags under your eyes are not something you need to live with. There are both long-lasting and temporary ways to improve this area of your face and tighten the skin. Here is what you need to know about how to get rid of bags under your eyes.
Here’s How To Get Rid of Bags Under Your Eyes
Understanding What Causes Your Eyes to Look Tired, Dull, and Dark
The best way to understand how to get rid of tired-looking eyes is to know what causes bags in the first place. With this knowledge, you can go about customizing a way to improve your complexion and skin on your own.
First, if you consume a large amount of salt throughout the day you are more likely to have bags. An excess of salt will lead to more swelling, both around your eyes and other areas of the body. Certain medical conditions can lead to the development of bags under your eyes as well. If you didn’t have bags under your eyes prior to taking a certain medication you may want to consult your doctor. The bags may also be a sign of a more serious thyroid problem, which leads to the swelling of eyes.
You might suffer from bags and swelling around your eyes when suffering an allergic reaction. Some inflammation is common, especially during high allergy season. If you experience seasonal allergies you probably notice an increase in the bags and dark circles under your eyes.
Look to your family members (especially your parents). Do they have bags? Bags under the eyes can be passed down through genetics. Don’t worry if it is passed down. There are still ways you can combat the appearance of bags, even if it is passed down or if it is due to the natural aging process.
At-Home Home Treatments
Ever wonder why you see images of people with cucumbers over their eyes at a day spa? It is because a cold compress can help with reducing inflammation around the eyes, which reduces the appearance of bags. Because placing a large ice pack on the eyes isn’t very practical, skincare companies such as Colorescience have developed at home treatment kits that are perfect for mimicking the look of glowing, refreshed under eyes without having to worry about cutting up cucumbers or using ice packs. Even better, they are much more effective. We recommend trying the Total Eye Concentrate Kit by Colorescience which contains an under-eye serum, eye patches, and tinted under eye serum for everyday use. You can see results as early as the first use!
Our other favorite option is TNS Eye Repair by SkinMedica. This product contains anti-aging and brightening medical-grade quality doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. You may have heard of Hyaluronic Acid from any research on Dermal Fillers, as it is the main ingredient in most popular fillers. This ingredient is an ultra-moisturizer that helps with overall under-eye health.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
The home remedies are great but only go so far. If you’re still struggling with bags you may want to look at a non-surgical option. A filler, for one, can work. It will last anywhere from six to 18 months, so it is something you’ll need to get touched up from time to time. With a filler, the area around your eye will receive the injection in order to fill in and serve as a barrier between the bags and your skin.
Dermalinfusion is another option that can help not only with your bags but your complexion as well. This will remove the top layer of skin, stimulating collagen production. The Dermalinfusion treatment also volumizes the skin by up to 70%, plumping the area to make it more youthful. A chemical peel is another option you might want to consider. We recommend repeating this treatment every 1-2 weeks to maintain desired results.
If you’re not interested in temporary treatments, or the temporary treatments have delivered the kind of results you’d like, there are available surgical options. An eye lift, known as a blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure that alters the amount of fat found in the lower eye region. This will help tighten the skin under your eye. Typically, a single treatment is all you need and it isn’t something you need to have done again. However, you may find optimal results arrive when you combine both the eye lift and possible laser resurfacing from time to time.
Consult Your Medical Professional
The best way to discover how to get rid of bags under your eyes and determine what will work for you is to consult a medical professional who will perform an initial diagnosis of the problem and what is likely causing it. They will be able to give you some at-home advice (such as how to switch your diet and increase your water intake) while also go over options most likely to help with your own under-eye bags. If the issue comes and goes (such as with allergies) you’ll learn ways that can help combat the puffy eyes during allergy season. If it is something you deal with on a daily basis it will be up to you whether you go for a non-surgical or surgical form of treatment. They will also be able to speak to a proper skincare regimen to address your concerns.