Eye Bag Removal
Tips For Eye Bag Removal
If you are in search of a safe and easy method of eye bag removal, you aren't alone; women (and men!) everywhere are looking for a solution to this common problem. While concealer can help camouflage dark under-eye circles, puffiness is less easily hidden by makeup tricks. Dark, puffy eye bags can make anyone look years older than their age - and once you're out of high school, that is probably something you don't want! Luckily, there are a variety of simple at-home remedies for eye bags, as well as more complicated medical procedures that, in some instances, may be the only solution.
Before we talk about methods of eye bag removal, it is helpful to know what causes eye bags. In most cases, eye bags result from an excess of fluid under the lower eyelid. This fluid retention can be caused by a number of things, some of which are easy enough to treat themselves. Most people know that a lack of sleep can cause unsightly eye bags, so making the time to get a good eight hours of sleep each night can do wonders for your eyes. Allergies are another common cause of eye bags, one which can sometimes be treated with allergy medication, or even a lifestyle change to limit or eliminate exposure to the allergen. Unfortunately, the two other main causes of eye bags are not quite as easy to remedy: heredity and age. Does your mother have eye bags? Your sister? If so, heredity may be the culprit in your case. And, as with so many things, the under-eye area suffers from the passage of time. As we age, gravity results in drooping eyes, and the skin loses its firmness and elasticity. This can result in fluid build-up and fatty deposits looking more pronounced.
If you are suffering from eye bags, there are some easy things you can do to help remove them. As with any swelling, applying cold to the area will help reduce the fluid build-up. You can try a gel filled eye mask that has been chilled in the refrigerator, or even just a cloth dampened with cool water. An ice cube wrapped in a soft cloth and held under the eye can also immediately reduce puffiness. Remember, of course, that the skin around your eye is quite delicate, and be sure that you don't apply anything too cold. Just five minutes of one of these methods can produce great results.
There are a number of items in your kitchen that can also work for eye bag removal. Many people have heard that cucumber slices are excellent for this purpose, and it's true. No cucumber? What you may not know is that potato slices also work to remove eye bags. Just apply a slice of cucumber or potato to each eye and leave in place for five to ten minutes. Another option is to soak two tea bags in cold water (green tea is often recommended because of its well-known healthful properties) and apply to your eyes. You will be amazed at the results!
Of course, if these home-remedy methods don't work to your satisfaction or you want a more permanent solution, you can always turn to plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty, or eye bag removal surgery, is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery procedure. It reduces or eliminates eye bags by making an incision just below the lower eyelashes and lifting the under-eye skin. After the skin is tightened, very fine stitches are used to close the incision. The procedure usually takes just a few hours and generally requires no more than one night's stay in a hospital. Although this is certainly not a quick fix for eye bags, recovery generally only takes about 10 days.
If you're suffering from eye bags, try one or more of the above tips on eye bag removal to find something that works for you.