If you wakeup in the morning with bags under your eyes, then you are not alone. It’s a common problem as you age. You might be worried with the way you look, worried about any serious underlying medical conditions, but those bags under your eyes are usually harmless and rarely as a result of any serious medical conditions. Treatment is just for cosmetic purpose, no medical treatment is required.
How do you get Bags under Your Eyes? Bags Under Eyes Causes
Most often bags under your eyes are caused due to aging. As we age, the tissue and muscles supporting our eyes and eyelids gets weaken resulting in loss of skin elasticity. This allows normal fats (which help support the eye) and the fluids deposit into the lower eyelids causing the lower eyelids to appear puffy and swollen.
Besides normal aging process, some medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to under eye bags. So if your under eye bags is accompanied by medical conditions like redness, pain or itching, swelling of other parts of body like legs, and if your condition is severe and persistent, immediately visit your doctor. There are some possible causes that your doctor might rule out, like infection, allergy or thyroids and kidney disorder.
In short, Here are some common causes of under eye bags
- Normal aging process
- Sinus infection and allergies
- Lack of sleep or sleeping flat on your back
- Hormonal imbalance
- Alcohol Consumption
- Kidney or thyroid disorder
- Iron deficiency
- Droopy cheek muscle
How to Get Rid of Bags Under the Eyes: Bags Under Eyes Treatment
Treatment of under eye bags depends on the cause. Usually, some home and lifestyle treatment might work wonder if it is not chronic or not due to some underlying medical conditions. For more severe and chronic cases cosmetic treatment might be the better option.
Here are some remedies and lifestyle changes that can help reduce under eye bags
- Get Plenty of Sleep and sleep with your head raised.
- Reduce Stress
- Quit Smoking
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Use cold compress for 10-15 minutes daily.
- Reduce amount of salt intake.
- Avoid or reduce excess coffee, tea, alcohol and smoking
- Avoid allergens when possible.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your body well hydrated.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take iron rich vegetables.
Non-Invasive Surgery like laser resurfacing and chemical peels might help tighten the skin and improve the appearance of under eye bags but the result may not last longer. For more efficient result eyelid surgery may be done. Eyelid surgery commonly known as blepharoplasty, removes bags under your eyes by removing the excess fats and sagging skin.