If there is one thing that can ruin your outfit is dark bags under your eyes.
No matter how well you are dressed, those dark bags make you look fatigued, exhausted, tired, older, and most importantly, unhealthy.
There are many reasons why they appear on your skin, starting from dry skin, crying, heredity, aging, working for long hours and much more.
But what you need to know is how to get rid of bags under eyes in a way that will make you look fresh when you dress up for your going out.
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You can use almond oil and vitamin E oil for getting rid of bags under the eyes.
And the best part is, both are beneficial for your delicate skin.
You do not want to harm the skin under the eyes, as it is one of the most delicate skin areas on the face.
For this home remedy, you need little almond oil, and you need to apply it before you go to bed.
Gently massage the oil on your skin, and let it stay overnight.
After you wake up, wash up your face with cold water.
You’ve probably seen this remedy in the movies.
Almost every movie featuring a woman entering a beauty salon has some woman there with cucumbers on her face.
You can do this at home as well.
You need one fresh cucumber, cut into thick slices.
Chill the slices in your fridge between 20 and 30 minutes, and then put them on your affected area.
Let them stay for 10 minutes, and then was with water.
Repeat the home remedy once in the morning and once in the evening to get rid of bags under the eyes in a week.
For almost the same benefits, lemon juice can work as well as cucumber.
Both ingredients are rich in vitamin C, helping your skin heal and recover from tiredness.
Apply fresh lemon juice with a cotton ball on the affected area, and let it stay for 10 minutes before you wash up.
Lemon juice also works wonderfully in mixtures.
For this particular paste, you need one tablespoon of juice, a pinch of gram flour, turmeric powder and two tablespoons of tomato puree.
Mix the ingredients into a paste, and then gently apply around the eyes.
You can repeat the ritual three times per week.
However, if you are getting burning sensation on your face due to lemon juice, avoid the remedy.
Tea bags are another effective home remedy to help you get rid of bags under the eyes.
You can only use tea bags from green or black tea.
Chill two used bags in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then place a tea bag on each eye.
Let it stay there for 15 minutes, remove it, and then wash the face.
One thing to pay attention to is to be careful not to get tea into the eyes.
Potato contains lots of natural bleaching agents that significantly reduce bags under the eyes.
You can grate two potatoes in order to extract the juice, and then soak it up with a cotton ball.
Close your eyes, and place the cotton ball over them.
Let the juice from the raw potato stay on your face for 15 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
You can repeat the treatment twice per day.
You can also use thick potato slices for this remedy.
Another vegetable with bleaching properties and richness with vitamins, tomatoes lighten and heal your skin.
For this remedy, you need one teaspoon of tomato juice and half a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Mix the two together, and then apply the mixture on the affected area with gentle round movements.
After 10 minutes, rinse your face with cold water.
And if you cannot stand tomato juice on your face, you can drink a glass of tomato juice with salt, lemon juice, and mint leaves.
Drink it immediately after you prepare the remedy.
All you need for this remedy is extra virgin coconut oil.
Massage your affected area to get rid of bags under the yes, but also smooth the skin and prevent wrinkles from happening.
After you’ve massaged the affected area, leave the coconut oil to stay there for few hours.
Your skin will soak up the oil, after which you can wash with cool water.
One of the healthiest foods out there, turmeric can also be used as a home remedy for bags under the eyes.
For the remedy, you need two teaspoons of turmeric powder and two teaspoons of pineapple juice (orange juice and lemon juice work as well).
Prepare a thick paste from the ingredients, and then apply to the bags under the eyes.
Wait for 10 minutes, and then wipe it away with a damp cloth.
How to Prevent Bags Under Eyes
Now, after I’ve shared some home remedies with you, I think it is only appropriate to help you avoid the embarrassing situation altogether.
Here are some tips how to prevent dark bags under your eyes.
- Sleep, sleep and more sleep
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Limit your exposure to the sun
- Never go to bed with make-up on
- Put a pillow or two under your head while sleeping to avoid bags caused by pooling fluis in the lower eyelids
- Consume foods rich with vitamin E, C, and A
- Stop smoking and limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption