Are you suffering from droopy eyes or puffy eyes? This is a symptom which tells you that your eyes are tired. Puffiness of the eyes is caused by many reasons including lack of sleep and crying for a long time. The skin around our eyes is thin and sensitive and contains many blood vessels. Stress, lack of sleep etc affects the skin and cause excess fluids to get trapped in the skin around the eye causing an eye bag. Aging is one of the major causes of bags under the eyes. Fat deposition under the eyes also results in bags under the eye.
There are some effective home remedies to treat the bags under the eye or the Puffy eyes. These home remedies are cheaper and safer than the alternative methods of treating under eye bags. Here are some of the home remedies to get rid of eye bags.
Causes of Eye Bags
- Too much crying
- Lots of bad emotional and/or physical stress
- Recovering from a major surgery
- Changes in your body fluid because of your hormones and/or the weather
- Sinus problems
Home Remedies for Eye Bags
1. Cucumber for Under-Eye Bag Treatment:
Cucumbers have been used for years and years as a home remedy for puffy eyes. You’ve seen it, but maybe you’ve wondered why it works. Cucumbers contain antioxidants and flavonoids that help with redness, swelling and irritation. Use cool cucumber for extra puffy eye relief. Place a cool slice on each eye and take a rest for 30 minutes. Afterward you’ll feel nice and refreshed.
2. Raw Potatoes for Treating Eye Bags:
Try using sliced potatoes in place of cucumbers. They stay cool longer and contain an astringent that helps remove the water from under the eyes. You can also make a finely ground potato poultice by grating raw potato and placing it in a few layers of cheesecloth. Lay over the eyes and reap the benefits.
3. Cold Tea Bags for Getting Rid of Puffy Eyes:
Tea bags are another popular home remedy. Green and black teas contain caffeine which constrict the tiny blood vessels in the skin around the eyes. Caffeinated tea also contains tannins which stimulate blood circulation. To make it work, place two tea bags in a mug of hot water. Remove and let the tea bags cool to room temperature and place on eyes for 15-30 minutes. Doing this once or twice a week can help tighten the skin under the eyes, as well as provide soothing benefits.