Discover how to treat and eliminate bags under the eyes in a totally natural and simple way, with tea bags, ice cubes and cucumber slices.
Who does not have bags under the eyes? The truth is that they can appear from one day to the next, for example after having rested badly and when we get up the next day. Or they can stay there indefinitely. Be that as it may, along with dark circles, the bags that tend to appear under the eyes give our face and eyes a tired and sad appearance, even though we don’t even physically feel that way.
As you surely know, the bags that appear under the eyes are characterized by being a swelling that is located in the lower eyelid, so that although they are somewhat related to dark circles, they actually tend to be located under the eyes. The reason why they appear can be very varied, although it is common that when we are tired or sick, the different capillaries that nourish both our eye and the adjacent areas tend to dilate, becoming in fact a natural response of our body to certain situations of stress. These substances circulate through these dilated blood vessels, so that, as a consequence, a swelling appears that manifests as a bag under the eyes.
What are your causes?
Although there is, as we indicated above, a common factor that causes the appearance of bags under the eyes, in reality its causes can be very varied:
- Tiredness and lack of sleep: since our circulatory system moves more slowly while we sleep, when we do not rest well we do not give it time to let out the excess fluid that is located under the eyes. The result is the accumulation of fluid in this area.
- Fluid retention: It is one of the most common causes. The liquid accumulates under the eyes, either due to hormonal problems, excessive tobacco or alcohol, or lack of sleep.
- Lack of hydration: Drinking a small amount of fluids a day influences the appearance of bags under the eyes.
- Poorly balanced diet: for example, following an inadequate diet with excessive salt consumption, which in turn favors fluid retention.
- Heredity: Hereditary factors in turn influence the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Tips to treat eye bags naturally
Both green tea and black tea help reduce inflammation under the eyes, thanks to their richness in natural antioxidants. The truth is that its benefits can not only be enjoyed when consumed regularly, but even when applied to the skin, in this case under the eyes.
To prepare this remedy you only have to heat a little water in a saucepan, and when it is hot enough, soak two bags of green or black tea in it for 3 minutes. Then remove them from the saucepan and let them cool for a few minutes. Finally, lie down, comfortable, and place them under your eyes for 15 minutes. If you wish, you can practice this remedy several times a day.
It is probably one of the most popular traditional remedies for the treatment of bags under the eyes. Cucumber is an excellent remedy to reduce and reduce inflammation and swelling, so that applied cold under the eyes helps to calm irritation and reduce inflammation.
You just have to place a cucumber in the fridge and let it cool down. After a few hours wash it and cut it into slices. Lie down with your head on a pillow or on a high area, and place the cucumber slices over your eyes, leaving them to act for 15 minutes.
As we are seeing, natural cold remedies help reduce inflammation and puffiness under the eyes. This time it consists simply of applying ice cubes under the eyes, which helps the different blood vessels to contract, thus helping to reduce swelling.
Just wrap the ice cubes in a small towel and press them against the area under your eyes for 5-10 minutes.
Fresh Aloe Vera
Fresh aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies available for treating a wide variety of skin disorders and problems. In this case, it is also very useful as a natural treatment for bags under the eyes.
If you have an aloe vera plant at home, you just have to cut a fresh leaf and open it, placing it on a plate to extract its gel. Then apply this gel with a gentle massage under the eyes, being careful not to get it into the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes, and then remove with warm or hot water.