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12 Effective Tips On How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Your Eyes

Puffy eyes are becoming an unpleasant and common occurrence. But worry no more, as I have scoured high and low to get you the perfect solution to this problem, once and for all. So, wasting no more time, here are some of the reasons for these irritating and troubling bags under eyes.

1. Age (as much as you hate to hear it)

2. Dehydration

3. Allergies or infections

4. Contact lenses

5. And these bags can even appear as a symptom to certain conditions like Nephritic Syndrome

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So, now that we know of some of the causes, let’s get on to the next step: how to get rid of bags under eyes? Just follow some of these solutions and I promise I’ll get you your lovely beyond-comparison eyes back in no time!

1. Cool it with cucumber


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This isn’t coming as a surprise to you, is it. Well, cucumber is a very popular ingredient used in so many beauty treatments because of its outstanding benefits. A great natural cure for puffy eyes, it can get you your pretty face back. Just take 2 slices of a nicely refrigerated cucumber and let your eyes relax beneath them for about half an hour (and believe me, with this amazing coolness on your eyes, you can get the best naps ever!). When you remove the slices, the puffiness of the tissue would already have been addressed by their awesome anti-inflammatory quality.

2. Potato will give you peace

Potato does a lot more than just making you fat. All you need is a fresh potato, sliced and juicy to use. Just refrigerate the slices for 3-4 minutes and you’re good to go. Now, place these cool slices on the puffy part and find a place to rest with them on for about twenty minutes. When you take them off, wash your eyes with plain water, and voila! You’re done.

3. Beat the bags out with eggs


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It is a really beneficial natural way to get rid of those pesky little bags under your eyes. All you have to do is pour some egg whites in a bowl and beat them into a nice consistency. When ready, you can use a brush and apply it all over the puffy area under your eyes. Let it rest there for about twenty to twenty-five minutes so that it can work its wonders on the bags. When you rinse if off with cold water, you will find your brilliantly glowing eyes smiling back at you with lessened puffiness and an admirable tightness.

4. The mild care of milk


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A fantastic and highly efficient natural remedy for how to get rid of bags under eyes, milk will become your best friend! Chill some milk, pour it out in a bowl, and bring out the makeup cotton balls you’ve got. Dip the balls in the cool, mild whiteness and apply it by dabbing on the entire puffy area. Once done, leave it there to get soaked in for about half an hour, and boom! You’ll notice the magical change yourself. And believe me, this even works in the most extreme cases of puffiness, helping your eyes relax and retain water.

5. Chill the bags down with tea bags

Now this one’s a brilliant idea to get rid of that droopy look of your eyes. Nothing gives you better and quicker results than these tea bags. This is what you have to do – just take some cool water to moisten a tea bag a bit, one for each eye, and refrigerate them for a couple of minutes. Now place these on your eyes and relax beneath them for just about half an hour. Once done, you can wash your face with cold water and find your eyes fresh and lively just as you love them.

6. The vitality of the vitamin

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An intake of vitamins is not only a quick remedy, but also much-needed nourishment for our precious health. Just pour down some chilled water in a container and add a couple of drops of vitamin E oil in it (If you’ve got those vitamin E pills, you can even puncture them and use the gel that oozes out). Use those gentle cotton balls to mix it well and then apply thoroughly on the puffed part under the eyes. This will bring you great relief from those bags and benefit your eyes from the inside as well.

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7. Shake some salt away

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This might not sound that amazing, but yes, an excess of salt in your diet is one huge reason behind those ugly bags under your otherwise super-awesome eyes. So, I insist that you first curb the salt intake. The excess sodium in the salt is not a friend to your eyes, so you need to keep away from the saltshakers for your own good. That way, the water in your body will naturally revitalize and replenish your eyes and the area under them. The salt is exactly the reason why our eyes swell after a good cry. So if you wish to get rid of the morning puffiness, then you better refrain from extra salt in your dinner!

8. Magic of spoon and ice

This one’s not just effective, but also quite fun to do. All you need is a glass full of chilled-cold water and some spoons of stainless steel (super easily available in every kitchen!). Now, take those spoons and chill them by leaving them in the glass for a while. Once done, cover your eyes with these spoons and keep switching them for some time. After about half an hour, you will not only see, but also feel the improvement yourself!

9. Water, water everywhere…

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The oldest and the most effective trick till date, drinking plenty of water can be the solution to most of our health problems—and puffiness under the eyes is no different. All you have to do is make a mental note to drink as much water as you can throughout the day. An intake of 8 to 10 glasses of water gives a healthy balance, they say. The reason behind your trouble today is accumulation of excess salt under your eyes and a nice intake of water can flush all of that away.

10. Keep alcohol in check

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Oh yes, dear folks. I know it might sound hard, but you’ll have to make a choice between the beauty of your dreamy eyes and the borrowed ecstasy of your silly mind! And isn’t the choice simple? (You went for alcohol, didn’t you?) All right, to make it easier for you, I won’t ask you to quit your liquid courage completely, but let’s settle it here – just a glass is fine, but no more! Okay? The reason I’m asking you to make this sacrifice is that like coffee, it is a drink that dehydrates you (and haven’t we understood how important water and hydration is!). And while you’re at it, please be a dear and slow down on the smoking as well, as it also makes your skin dry.

11. The makeup trick

Ah! You’re eyes brightened on this one, right? It was meant for ladies, because hiding is also easier than curing. But I’m not giving up; we’re going to get rid of that under-eye puffiness, and for good. So, just take all your makeup off before going to bed, as simple as that. It will eventually give you positive results with the bags. (And till these wonderful results are still taking time to show up, just use your very beloved concealers to hide the damn thing – it’s a happy win for all!)

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12. Solution from your sleep

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Yes fellows, sleeping postures can play a big role in getting your eyes all puffy. If you sleep on your stomach or sides, there are great chances that you will have bags under your eyes when you wake up. So, let’s start sleeping on our backs to keep the fluids from getting accumulated under the eyes!

Now, all these splendid solutions for how to get rid of bags under eyes are completely natural and super-easy! So, don’t you even think of putting them off, all right? I know you love yourself, and it is about time you show that to yourself as well. So, get ready to put in some effort so that you can enjoy your beautiful eyes again, honey!

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12 Effective Tips On How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes
Bags under your eyes make you look tired and old. Here are 12 effective and easy tips on how to get rid of bags under eyes. You can thank us later! ;)
Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).