Bags under the eyes, also known as puffiness under the eyes — are a common sign of aging.
As we grow older, the collagen in our bodies breaks down, causing tissues and muscles to become weaker. The firm support underneath the eyes begins to break down and fall to the region directly below the eyelids. This is what gives the eyes that puffy appearance. Fluid may collect in this same region, causing the eyes to appear almost swollen.
While it may be somewhat unattractive, rest assured that bags appearing under the eyes are very rarely a sign of any serious medical concern.
Applying cold compresses can help reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes. There are also plenty of cosmetic treatments available, including Zax’s Original Dark Circle Eye Cream.
What are some of the most common causes of bags under eyes?
It is a commonly held belief that people with bags under their eyes are simply tired. But there are plenty of other reasons for bags to appear under the eyes. Aging, as mentioned above, is one. But you can also experience bags under your eyes from exposure to allergens because the release of histamines can cause your eyes to get itchy and irritated.
Some people are more genetically susceptible to the appearance of under eye bags, while others can experience them from simply having too much drink, being a chronic smoker, or even from going through an emotionally stressful period (which can also impact your sleep patterns).
Rhinitis and sinusitis can affect the drainage system between your eyes and nose. Too much sun can result in the body producing more melanin, resulting in irregular pigmentation of the skin under the eyes.
Which natural ingredients are helpful for dark bags under eyes?
There are many ways to treat under eye bags naturally.
Zax’s Original Dark Circle Eye Cream contains several natural ingredients that can help alleviate this common condition:
- Witch Hazel
- Cucumber Extract
All these ingredients are proven to help reduce the appearance of those pesky bags under your eyes.
When to see your doctor
As mentioned above, the appearance of bags under your eyes are rarely an indication of any serious medical condition. However, some thyroid or kidney conditions can result in fluid building up under the eyes. If none of the common causes listed above apply to you, perhaps you should schedule a visit with your doctor.