4 Tips to Reduce Dark Bags Under Eyes As You Age
May 29, 2014
1. Protect your skin. The skin under the eyes is extra sensitive to environmnetal toxins including sun damage and smoking. Skip the cigarettes and always apply sunscreen under the eyes. Both smoking and UV exposure can also weaken collagen under the eyes, causing reduced elasticity. 2. Find a good moisturizer. Find a good moisturizer to apply daily. Look for natural ingredients that reduce puffiness and discoloration like witch hazel, which naturally diminishes swelling and fluid retention under the eyes. Niacinamide is another great ingredient because it has a natural skin lightening compound to erase dark circles. 3. Get enough sleep. As you age, the body has more and more trouble recovering when you don’t get enough sleep. Try and get into a routine where you get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night and your skin will thank you for it later. Sleeping on your back can also help reduce bags under eyes. 4. Calm puffy eyes. For those days when you need a little extra help, calm puffy eyes with cool spoons, slices of cucumbers, chilled tea bags, or even a package of frozen peas. All of these home remedies help reduce puffiness and fluid retention.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.