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5 Ways to Reduce Under Eye Bags

Oct 17, 2018 | Skin Care

Do you ever feel like your eyes make you look older or eternally tired? Bags under your eyes can be a sign of sleep deprivation or stress. Here are five easy skin care tips for doing away with droopy eyes and regaining a fresh appearance.

  1. Take off your makeup before sleep

Going to bed with your eye makeup on is a sure means to waking up with puffy eyes. Wash it all off thoroughly and cleanse your face before you even think about putting your face down on your pillow.

  1. Cut your salt intake

Eating a dinner heavy in salt can result in puffy eyes the next morning. Other habits to consider curbing for the sake of the skin under your eyes are smoking and drinking. Alcohol will dehydrate you and weaken the skin around your eyes, causing it to pool, sink, or droop slightly; smoking will dry out and wrinkle your skin.

  1. Change your sleep position

Sleeping on your side or your stomach can cause fluid to collect under your eyes. Consider sleeping on your back or adding a second pillow in order to elevate your head and keep the skin around your eyes from swelling.

  1. Eye Cream

You have a variety of good options for eye creams. Try a retinol eye cream to support the strength and elasticity of the skin around your eyes, or a de-puffing eye gel. Although the effect of the product will depend on the condition of your skin, most eye creams effectively sooth and support the skin beneath your eyes, making you look fresher and more awake.

  1. Cold compress

A cold compress is one of the best skin care solutions for swollen eyes. Try using an ice pack, cold cucumber slices, or tea bags–you have plenty of options. The low temperature will reduce the inflammation of the skin and eliminate any puffiness.

Try these skin care techniques to eliminate your under eye bags! To learn more about optimal skin care or to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.