Before I start with why you might have baggy and puffy eyes, I just want to alleviate some of the fears you might be having. In most cases, this is nothing serious and only your appearance will suffer for it.
Of course, that still doesn’t mean that you should ignore those bags under your eyes.
That being said, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why bags might appear under your eyes.
Why You Get Baggy Eyes
Baggy eyes are commonly caused by fluid build-up in the skin under the eyes. Also keep in mind that, although age is a major contributing factor to having baggy eyes, this problem can still appear at any age.
As we age, the collagen production in our body gets slower and slower and the area under the eyes, where the skin is thinnest is usually the first place you can see this. However, this is not the only contributing factor, as baggy eyes can also be caused by allergies, illnesses, genetics or a lack of certain nutrients.
Tips to Reduce Baggy Eyes
Although baggy eyes are generally more of an aesthetic issue rather than a health problem, you still want to look your best.
Fortunately, there are a couple of easy ways to fix this problem, and none involve going to a surgeon or paying for long and expensive therapies.
Here’s what you can do to remove those bags under your eyes:
- Rest more
If you have baggy eyes, stop for a moment and rest. Get more sleep. If you’re sleeping for 5-6 hours a day, that is not nearly enough. The brain, muscles and your body needs 7 or more hours of sleep every night.
- Change your dieting habits
Like I already said, baggy eyes can appear due to nutrient deficiencies in your diet. You might also consider putting less salt in your food.
Eat more veggies and fruit and, if the problem remains, try replacing meat with fish as much as possible.
- Use a good moisturizing cream
Finally, find a good skin moisturizing cream, one that works well for your skin type (dry, normal or oily) and use it to help alleviate bags under your eyes.