You wake up in the morning having bags under the eyes and you don’t know why? The causes of puffy eyes can be the most varied: fatigue, pregnancy, dermatitis, certain medications, too salty food, allergies, chronic sinusitis, and genetics have a greater say.
What are the most effective ways to improve unsightly bags under the eyes?
- Drink plenty of water
Bags under the eyes appear due to water retention, so it is recommended to drink plenty of water. If you ate the night before a very salty meal and suffer from water retention, then chances are you wake up with puffy eyes. Try to drink plenty of water all day and avoid alcohol and coffee, they only dehydrate you.
- No salt!
Yes, you can take the salt from foods that already have salt, such as cheese, sausages, yogurt, without having to add more. Try not to put salt in food a week and you will notice the difference. Of course, you don’t not to give up salt definitively, just to try to reduce the consumption as much as possible. Keep in mind that the body of an adult needs only 6g of salt a day to work in optimal conditions.
- Use ice
Refrigerate two tablespoons overnight. In the morning, put them on your eyes and keep them there until they warm up. This method will have significant effects within two weeks. Ice has the same effect, applied topically.
Soak two cotton pads in cold milk, drain the excess and put the pads under the eyes. Lie on your back for 30 minutes. Milk is good for sore eyes but you should apply this treatment at least once a day.
Put a potato in the refrigerator and leave it overnight. Wash it and then cut it into thin slices. On each eye, put a slice and leave it on for 15 minutes. Raw potatoes reduces puffiness around the eyes and brighten dark circles.