Top 7 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Baggy Eyes

Top 7 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Baggy Eyes

Authored by DesiMD Doctor on 30 Apr 2016 - 11:36


Bags under your eyes are a cosmetic concern that makes you look tired and adds unwanted years to your face.  However, men don't usually wear makeup to conceal flaws, so cosmetic issues like baggy eyes and dark circles can be disturbing. But there are ways for men to address this unsightly problem. Although some men have baggy eyes due to genetic factor, this isn't the only reason for most. In fact all baggy eyed cases can be traced to lifestyle issues, such as inadequate sleep and lack of proper diet.

Baggy eyes also known as blepharochalasis is a swelling, sagging and stretching of lower eyelid, leading to pocket like appearance under the eyelid. Even though many people often confuse baggy eyes with puffiness, the fact is that both the terms are closely related. Baggy eyes affect the lower eyelid while eye puffiness affects the orbit around the eye (both upper and lower eyelid).

“We all have pockets of fat under our eyes to keep our skin looking plump. But with age, the thin skin in fornt of those pockets will lose its collagen and elastin, letting those fat pockets sag outward, says Dr Robyn Gmyrek, chief of cosmetic dermatology at Columbia University.

Dr. Diane Berson, associate professor of dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and who is also a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology says that that as you age, you lose volume under your eyes that causes a hollow pocket leading to fluid buildup. Also you should avoid frequently rubbing of your eyes, especially during allergy season as it can create baggy eyes.

What causes under eye bags? Dr Berson indicates few factors that are responsible for under eye bags in men:

  • Age factor
  • Disease and illness, for instance chronic sinus, eczema or conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Intake of too much salt and alcohol
  • Genetic and hereditary factor
  • Lack of sleep
  • Rarely it is caused due to Thyroid, liver or kidney issues
  • Edema (water retention)
  • Eye fatigue
  • UV radiation
  • Lack of healthy lifestyle

Top 7 natural remedies to get rid of baggy eyes for men:

  • Hydrate your body:  Dehydration is one of the main causes responsible for baggy eyes. Just behind the skin under your eyes are sacs that have delicate tissues, which act as traps for salts and other compounds that accumulate to form bags. These bags become inflated if you are dehydrated, giving you a puffy look. Hence men should drink at least a gallon of water each day to stay hydrated.
  • Use a men's gel mask: Use a specially designed men's eye gel mask, which can help to deflate some of the bags under your eyes and eliminate the puffiness. You should use the eye mask before hitting the bed and then right again after you wake up. Use the mask for minimum 10-minutes to derive the best results. Men's eye gel mask helps to firm the sagging skin that causes your under eye bags and eye puffiness.
  • Botox or Fillers: These two cosmetic procedures have proven to be successful with getting rid of baggy eyes for many. Botox when accomplished in a proper way, gives your eyes a temporary tightening. As we age, our eyes sag and hence tightening the muscles a bit, helps to prevent and reduce the formation of under-eye bags. Fillers are another effective long term cosmetic procedure for under eye bags and dark circles. As we age, we experience the hollowing around our eyes and temple. Fillers can help to replace some of the lost tissue that has vanished because of the aging process.
  • Cold therapy:  Dr Berson recommends men to use a caffeinated cold tea bag for under eye bags as caffeine constricts blood flow to the area, thereby reducing swelling. You can also use chilled moisturizers containing sesame oil, almond oil, avocado oil, safflower oil or vitamins K or Vitamin E.
  • Cucumber: Cucumber slices are a wonderful natural remedy that helps soothe and reduce inflammation as well as puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory effect. Placing two fresh slices of refrigerated cucumber on your eyes for about half an hour and slipping into a short nap helps moisturize and cool the eyes too. This will help refresh your eyes as well as your mind.
  • Use Anti-aging products containing retinol: Age factor is one of the main causes in the development of men's under eye bags. While you cannot control the aging process, you can slow down the progress by using men's anti-aging lotions at your disposal. Retinol, which is found in anti-aging products have been shown to be one of the most beneficial anti aging skincare treatments currently available. Apply retinol products daily to say goodbye to men's under eye bags.Apply retinoid (vit A product) daily before going to bed at night, to say goodbye to men's under eye bags.
  • Adjust your lifestyle: Lack of a healthy lifestyle is another reason for dark circles and under eye bags for men. A proper diet, engaging in regular exercise, avoiding intake of alcohol, salt and caffeinated sodas; quitting smoking, cutting down on fatty foods and sleeping for about 8 hours can help eliminate dark circles and bags from around your eyes. Working out for at least 10 minutes at a time, 5 days a week helps to derive many health benefits, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Although these simple tips may seem like common sense to you, it is essential to cover them so that you are armed with complete information.

Top 7 Preventive tips for under eye bags:

  • Limit the intake of sodium as excess sodium causes water retention in different areas of the body.
  • Avoid staying up till late night.
  • Cut down on alcohol consumption
  • Eliminate sodas as they are high in salt
  • Do not keep the head bend down for a long time
  • Engage in exercises to improve blood circulation
  • Lay off the caffeine.



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