The mirror is reflecting that I have not slept in a week or maybe even a year.
When the heck did I begin to look old? worn out? Why so much baggage under my eyes?!
Under-eye bags have many causes, like fatigue, poor diet, stress or hormone fluctuation. At this point in time, I am not concerned on how they got there but rather how to get rid of them.
The delightful world of science has brought to us an anti-puffiness under eye cream that contains ingredients such as caffeine, green tea or grape seed oil, to help constrict your blood vessels.
Make sure to pat it on gently with your ring finger to place the least amount of pressure possible on the delicate area - do not rub it on. If you think things cannot get worse....then dry rubbing under your eye at this time
If you don’t have an eye cream on hand, get to the refrigerator. Cold compresses made from sliced cucumbers, sliced potatoes or a washcloth dipped in milk or ice water applied for 10 to 15 minutes at a time also can provide temporary relief.
Put some tea on..... Tea bags reduce puffiness, the tannins found in black and green tea constrict the blood vessels and tighten the skin around the eye.
Let tea bag steep for 3-5 minutes.
Squeeze excess liquid from tea bag and put in fridge, checking to see if it has reached a comfortable temperature. Place on eyes for 10-15 minutes while relaxing.