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For younger people, those eye bags and puffiness are usually a sign of not getting enough rest. As we get older, those eye bags tend to show up more and become a permanent facial feature unless we take measures to prevent them. Eye bags show up for a variety of reasons, but you may only need to make a few changes in your daily routine to address them.
Tighten Those Bags
As we go through our 20s and 30s, very few of us are thinking about bags under our eyes. Perhaps we go out a little too late one night or cannot sleep, and they show up. A cold compress, a good night’s sleep, and poof, they are gone. For that reason, few of us actually bother to use products that will inhibit eye bags until we start to see them on a regular basis.
As we get older, collagen and elastic production slow down. This results in the skin thinning out, showing all those fine lines and wrinkles. To address this, you can use topical creams that contain alpha-hydroxy acids that help exfoliate the dead skin cells. This also encourages a higher moisture content in the skin cells, which will help fill those fine lines.
Sun damage can also cause puffy of sagging skin because it inhibits collagen production. A way to counter this is by using skin care products with retinol and vitamin A. One thing to be aware of, however, is that retinol can make the skin far more sensitive to sun, so you will want to either reduce your exposure to the sun or make sure you use adequate SPF protection.
Plumping the Skin
Anti-aging products that plump that skin are very effective treating under-eye bags. This is because the peptides promote glycosaminoglycans productions, such as hyaluronic acid, that help repair wrinkles. This leaves you with smooth, soft, and firm skin. Peptides often work much quicker than ingredients in other anti-aging skin care products.
As we go away from skin care products, there are other ways to address and prevent eye bags. Adding antioxidants to your diet would be at the top of that list. Adding natural vitamin C and vitamin K will also help.
As we noted above, lack of sleep and excessive alcohol consumption and create puffy bags under the eyes. A cold compress under the eyes can help to reduce that puffiness. Green and white teas have enormous amounts of antioxidants, so make sure they are regular part of your day to help treat puffy under-eye bags. And, before you ask, cucumbers can also be used as a cold compress. Take a healthy slice and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool them off, then place them over your eyes to reduce the inflammation.