Due to its thin structure, the skin around the eyes is particularly prone to early signs of damage including the appearance of eye bags and dark circles.
What are eye bags?
Eye bags are mild swelling, puffiness under the eyes commonly associated with ageing, however, it can appear much earlier in some people due to heredity.
What causes eye bags?
As mentioned in the previous article that the skin around the eyes is lacking of oil glands, collagen and elastin fibres; therefore the eye zone is where saggy or loose skin usually appearing first.
Due to ageing, the skin tissues and muscles around the eyes weaken. As a result, some of the supporting fat moved from the upper eye lids to the lower eye lids. This fat causes the bags under the eyes to appear and makes the eyes look puffy and tired at all times.
Other factors that may cause the appearance of Puffy Eyes (Eye Bags)
Apart from ageing and heredity, there are some other factors that can trigger puffiness around the eyes such as:
- High intake of salt which causes fluid retention
- Allergies that causes inflammation and swelling
- Fatigue and lack of sleep
Unlike ageing or heredity, most of these factors only cause a temporary puffiness. Once the underlying condition is gone, the puffiness will subside.
How to get rid of Eye Bags (Puffy Eyes)
Puffy eyes are usually a cosmetic concern, not a serious medical condition. There are few things that can help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes:
1. Eat a balanced diet. It is very important to make sure that your body gets all the necessary nutrients. Drink enough water frequently throughout the day. Men need at least 2.5 litres while women need 2 litres of water per day. Dehydration can cause puffiness around the eyes.
2. Use a gentle eye cream to protect the skin around the eyes from the environmental stress and damage. Rosehip Eye Cream is particularly good as it contains Caffeine which is clinically proven to be effective in reducing puffiness and protecting the skin against free radical damage. While the Rosehip oil content helps revitalise the skin and repair past damage.
3. Few times a week, put a slice of cold cucumber over the eyes and relax for 5 to 10 minutes. Cucumber contains ascorbic and caffeic acid that help reduce fluid retention and puffiness.
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