8 Natural Remedies for Bags Under Your Eyes

8 Natural Remedies for Bags Under Your Eyes

You wake up in the morning, turn on the bathroom light, gaze in the mirror and it looks like you’ve just been in a prize fight. Under your eyes are unsightly puffy bags hanging there like a billboard advertising sleep medication. You have to be at work in an hour to present in front of the entire office and now you’re going to scare everyone . What can you do?

These 8 quick fix natural remedies for bags under your eyes may help. Try one or more to rid yourself of these puffy intruders and learn how to avoid them in the future. Always check with your doctor before taking any herbal remedies or if your condition persists as it may be a sign of something more serious.

Here are the quick fixes you can reach for when you are up against the gun to get dressed, get out and get going.

Milk – That’s right, the lactic acid in milk has been known to reduce dark circles and puffiness in a pinch. Simply soak some cotton balls in whole milk (the colder the better) and hold under your eyes for five minutes.

Tea Bags – Soak two tea bags (green or black tea) in hot water for about five or ten minutes. Let cool in the freezer. Remove, squeeze out excess water and place under eyes for about fifteen minutes. The cold and anti-irritant properties will not only reduce puffiness but may help decrease redness as well.

Spoons – Place six spoons in your freezer then go take a shower and get dressed. When you are done remove two spoons, lie down and place the rounded side under each eye while gently pressing down. When the spoons lose their coldness get two more spoons and repeat until you have gone through all six.

Egg White – Remove the yolk from an egg and whip the remaining egg white in a bowl. Gently brush under your eyes (or dab with fingers). The egg will naturally tighten the skin reducing puffiness and fine lines too.

Salt – Mix half a teaspoon of salt in about a quart of warm water. Soak a cotton ball or facial pad in the solution, gently squeeze and place under or over your eyes for about ten minutes. Repeat two or three times. Note: Be careful not to get this in your eyes as it may burn.

Potato – Place two slices of white potato over each eye for about ten to twenty minutes. The starch has anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce puffiness.

Hemorrhoid Cream – Hemorrhoid cream’s job is to reduce vessel swelling. Models and performers have been using this trick to reduce bags under the eyes for years. Most creams/ointments are natural using fish oil as the main ingredient. Dab on a small amount first to make sure you are not allergic.

Cucumbers – We’ve all seen it before but when someone’s eyes are covered with slices of cucumbers it is for good reason. Cucumbers contain antioxidants and flavonoids that work at reducing eye puffiness when applied topically. Make the cucumber cold which adds in an extra anti-inflammatory effect.

Bags under the eyes are often due to buildup of lymphatic fluid. If you want to avoid these bags try to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid using tobacco and/or alcohol which are major contributors
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid eating salty foods, especially before bed
  • Gently massage under the eyes with almond oil
  • Avoid sugar and processed foods which can cause systemic inflammation

Take care of your body and hopefully your eye puffiness will disappear. These 8 quick fix natural remedies for bags under your eyes are exactly that, quick fixes. Stick to a nutritious fresh food low meat and dairy diet, adequate exercise and good sleep patterns for maintaining a glowing, healthy look.