Treating Under Eye Bags With Effective Natural Cures
There could be several reasons for your eyes to become puffy or to develop bags under them. It could be due to water retention, a sudden change in the weather, change in your hormones, or the lack of sleep. Causes for under eye bags also include an allergy, a reaction to certain medicines, certain health related issues, dry eyes, the buildup of toxins in your body, or even stress. The puffiness or swelling could also be due to conjunctivitis. If the puffiness or the swelling under the eyes is accompanied by pain, irritation, and the eye turning red, consult your eye doctor immediately to make sure that it is nothing serious.
As for taking care of this problem at home, there are a lot of things that you can do to ensure that your under eye bags disappear completely. Place cucumber slices on your eyes and lie down for 10-15 minutes. For it to be more effective, grate the cucumber and place that on your eyes. Cucumber juice is a natural astringent that helps to compress the blood vessels around the eyes.
Apart from that, cucumber also has a cooling effect, which helps in bringing down any kind of irritation. Potatoes too work in the same manner. The starch contained in potatoes has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it the ideal ingredient to use to get rid of the under-eye bags. Peel a raw potato and grate it or grind it into a paste. Place this paste of your eye for 15-20 minutes for it to be effective.
Add a few drops of lavender oil to cold water. Use this as a cold compress on your eyes. Soak the cotton eye-pads in this water and place these pads on your eyes to bring down the swelling. Another thing that you can do is soak the potato and cucumber peels in cool water. Then use this water for your cold compress. Apart from this, make sure that you get adequate amount of sleep every night.
An average of seven to eight hours of sleep is a must. When you sleep, make sure that your head is slightly raised. You can do this by placing an extra pillow under your head. This will ensure that the excess fluid in your body does not go to and get accumulated around your eyes. However, keep the skin under your eyes is hydrated by applying aloe vera gel on it. Drink lots of fluid but avoid alcohol and caffeine.