Did you know that dermatologists and plastic surgeons get asked about dark circles and bags under the eyes, all the time?
It seems that everyone is troubled by them so if you're wondering why you have puffy bags under your eyes and how to get rid of that puffiness, then you are certainly not alone.
So how do you get rid of bags?
Well before I can suggest some treatments, we first need to understand why you may have puffy eyes.
Puffy eyes are a condition where the eyes begin swelling due to different factors. The skin around the eyes is very thin and is full of blood vessels which make it very sensitive.
According to dermatologist, Valerie Goldburt, MD, PhD, of NYU Langone Medical Center, "We have the thinnest skin around our eyes, so it's the area that's most influenced by the in-and-out flow of fluids....Water always travels from areas in the body where there's low salt concentration to tissues where there's more salt" This is referred to as osmosis. So, for example, a dinner heavy with salty food or a night of crying while watching a teary film can cause morning-after puffiness.
Even a few too many glasses of wine may result in puffy eyes.
But you may also have puffiness as a result of a sinus infection, seasonal allergies or even a cold as these can all lead to water build-up under the eye.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies such as hayfever, then the first thing you will want to do is to treat that condition. But if you have puffy eyes because of last night's salty dinner, last night's bottle of Burgundy, or last night's tear-jerker movie, then there are a few ingredients that you can get from your very own kitchen which may help ease the puffiness and help remedy the situation.