HOME REMEDIES FOR CURING EYE BAGS
Eyes are windows to the soul being most honest in conveying inner feelings. Bigger and brighter when we are happy, and smaller when one is sad or worried. Caring for the eyes apart from a good night’s sleep and a healthy diet could also include a few other remedies that help prevent and cure fine lines, puffy eyes, eye bags, dark circles and sunken eyes, mainly caused by the fat around our eyes dropping down due to the skin losing its tightness and elasticity. Since skin elasticity decreases over time, eye bags generally occur as we grow older. Some old school remedies for healing eye bags are:
- Cucumber water or thin slices of cucumber be applied to the skin around the eyes, especially if the skin is looking dry. Leaving the slices on the skin for at least fifteen minutes while relaxing will make the eyes look like new!
- Tea bag treatment. Applying tea bags can help reduce bags under the eyes. It doesn’t matter whether the tea is green or black. The caffeine in it helps reduce the swelling that is usually caused as a result of fluid accumulation in the area. Soak two tea bags in warm water for around 5 minutes. Put the warm tea bags over the eyelids, cover them with a soft cloth and leave them for about half an hour.Green tea contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin around your eyes and help decrease swelling, redness, and puffiness of the retina. It contains tannins that help reduce inflammation. Refrigerate the tea bags, then place the cold tea bags on the eyelids for 10-15 minutes.
- Coconut Oil: Lauric acid and other components of coconut oil possess anti-inflammatory properties. It also provides essential nutrients to the skin and moisturizes it. Regular application of coconut oil can help minimize eye bags. Take extra virgin coconut oil and Massage the around the eyes with clean fingers in a clockwise and anti-clockwise motion for a few minutes. Leave it on overnight.
- Cold Spoon: Cold steel teaspoons help to relax the blood vessels and reduce swelling. This can help in reducing the puffiness in the under-eye area. Place the teaspoons in the refrigerator for half an hour, then place the spoon on the eyes with the curved side facing downwards. Hold this position for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Egg white. Astringent egg white tightens the pores and reduces puffy bagginess. Egg whites have lots of the B vitamins that promote good circulation and reduce inflammation. Dab half a teaspoon of one raw egg white on the clean, dry skin around the eyes only – don’t get it into the eyes. Leave it on for about 15 minutes until it dries and then rinse well with warm water.
- Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera contains essential vitamins and antioxidants It not only reduces puffiness under the eyes but also tones the skin and has anti-aging effects. Apply the gel under the eyes and let it dry for 8-10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
- Potato: Potatoes contain enzymes and vitamin C that nourish the skin and make it younger-looking. They can also help relieve tiredness. Peel and grate a medium sized potato and collect the shavings in a cotton cloth and tie it up. Place this cloth over the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.
Try these home remedies to reduce eye bags and keep them healthy, in the next segment we will share some simple facial exercises to cure the eye bags. Keep reading for more…