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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
  • Menstruation
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Kidney or thyroid disorder
  • Iron deficiency
  • Droopy cheek muscle
  • Heredity

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.

Medical Treatment

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.


  1. john
    April 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I see a lot of articles about bags under eyes, but none of them address men. I get all my Men’s Skin Care tips from TheMetroman.

  2. julie s
    April 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I personally use Hydrolyze for the dark circles under my eyes and it works great! I hope everyone can love the product as much as i do and get rid of the annoying proble of aging 🙂

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  4. Alley J
    July 14, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Since recently having a baby I’ve had small, puffy bags under my eyes and I just look tired all the time even when I’m well rested. I got the Made from Earth Vitamin Face Firmin Serum in the mail the other day and tried it…woke up this morning and I’m very impressed with the results! Just one use and I look well rested, refreshed and my skin looked visibly brighter! The bags are gone and my eyes look amazing!

  5. Kurt Aronsen
    July 16, 2011 at 1:06 am


    If your parents have bags and dark circles you will probably end up getting the same at some point of your life.


  6. SEPTA
    July 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    In the morning is very good massage with ice cubes while taking a hot shower! The contrast makes the temperature just wonders with your bags under his eyes.

  7. utsav sharma
    September 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Its malar bags…no one mentioned…?
    also discuss content of malar bags?
    whats inside it?

  8. Rhodora Dagatan
    September 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    The tips being provided are nothing technical, but I think these are helpful and makes perfect sense. I never thought that sleeping with the head raised affects blood flow and reduces eye bags.

  9. ykzir
    September 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The best solution would definitely be to have the maximum amount of fine sleep as you can and also try to look for a cream for bags under your eyes. Olay produces lots of diverse kinds of creams.

  10. ganeshmrp
    September 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    This would be the best solution for people who have this particular question in their mind “How to Get Rid of Bags Under the Eyes”?. Both simple way of neglecting and undergoing special Medical treatment is kind of feasible method.

  11. Nenad Mirkovic
    September 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Well, what about staying late night in front of computer?
    I myself spend lots of time on my Computer. And i’ve read online thats also a factor for getting “bags”. Reducing time spent in front of monitor? And some kind of “15 minutes eye rest” drill might help i guess.

  12. Mary Parker
    September 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I have also heard that chilled green tea bags also get rid of bags under eyes. Everyday 15 minutes of applying it directly helps a lot as the green tea bags contain natural anti-inflammatory EGCG.

  13. Onyinye
    October 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I have serious bags under my eyes.I am a myopic patient.The bags have been under my eyes but I wasn’t borthered until I recently started using contact lens.These bags make me look ugly.I am ashamed to go out.I have tried cucumber slices but it does’nt work.What else can I do?

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