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What are the Causes of Under Eye Bags and What Can We Do About Them?
There are a few reasons we get the appearance of bags under our eyes. They can occur at any age. There are definitely some healthy practices that will help alleviate under-eye bags.
Inflammation and Retaining Fluid in our Bodies
When we practice poor eating and drinking habits or are exposed to toxins in the environment fluid may start to be retained in our bodies. This also occurs with the natural aging process. Our lymphatic system and circulation slows down causing fluid to begin to accumulate, causing inflammation. Unfortunately fluid loves to accumulate under the eyes causing the appearance of swelling or puffiness. It is important that you eat healthy and drink plenty of water. Choose foods that are low in sugar and salt. Eat foods that are organically grown without pesticides and raised without antibiotics. Eating anti-inflammatory foods will help, as well. Drinking too much alcohol may actually cause fluid retention. Being exposed to environmental toxins such as UV rays, smoke and pollution may cause our lymphatic system to slow down. Protect your skin in as many ways as possible, such as using sunscreen. Use lotions and cosmetics without harmful ingredients. Be careful what you put in your body and on your skin.
Eye Tissue Weakens Causing Under Eye Bags
As we age our muscles and tissues under our eyes start to weaken. We lose collagen which is the protein in tissues that keeps skin tight. This causes skin to sag and loosen. It also allows fat that normally surrounds our eyes to slip down under our eyes and cause puffiness. This all causes the appearance of bags under the eyes. Try a collagen booster such as collagen bone broth or an eye cream with collagen in it.
Genetics May Also Cause the Appearance of Bags Under the Eyes
Sometimes the cellular makeup of your skin and heredity can cause the appearance of bags under your eyes. There’s not much you can do in this situation except to take some measures to reduce the appearance. If you apply a cold compress under your eyes it will improve circulation under your eyes and will help reduce swelling. You can also put slices of cold cucumbers under your eyes. Cucumbers are an anti-inflammatory food and may help reduce swelling and puffiness. Also, try cold teabags, as tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well. You may want to sleep with your head more elevated. This will help keep too much fluid from retaining around your eyes. Finally, you may want to try getting or giving yourself a facial massage to increase circulation in your face.
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