You begin to feel helpless as those under-eye shadows start to darken into a deep, rich blue and the puffiness gets more pronounced…
Sometimes those bags become larger and larger with each passing day until you feel like you look like the “Queen of the Bag Ladies!”
But here’s the thing…
It’s really not necessary to carry around all that unsightly baggage.
In fact, you can quickly reduce under eye puffiness and look younger and more radiant.
What’s the solution? In a word — ice. That’s right, ice!
Why Those Darn Bags Appear
If you’re serious about reducing the unfortunate “Eye Bag Lady” syndrome…
You need to know how they develop and why they keep getting worse over time.
There are a variety of reasons for dark under eye bags but the major reasons include fluid retention, inadequate sleep, allergies, and, of course, heredity.
The puffiness is a result of the under eye area becoming a natural collection spot for fluids that haven’t yet been absorbed into the body.
The good news is that under eye puffiness is not typically a difficult issue to resolve and is usually just a temporary, although admittedly a rather unattractive, problem.
Let’s face it, who likes to look like an old hag?!
Quick Fixes that Work
Here are some quick, tried and tested tricks to help reduce under eye puffiness:
Wrap an ice cube in a soft cloth and apply to the under eye area for five minutes to reduce the swelling.
If you’re looking for even better results, apply this cold compress several times a day for two to three days…
You’ll be amazed and delighted with the difference you see!
Raise the head of your bed so that when you sleep, the fluid doesn’t collect under the eye and cause swelling.
Of course, it goes without saying that getting sufficient sleep each night is an important factor in treating dark, puffy under-eye bags.
Trick #3: Tea Bags
Another option has to do with tea bags…
You might have heard of this one before but it’s so effective — it’s worth repeating!
First, make yourself a nice cup of tea using two good quality green tea bags.
Be sure to use green tea as studies have shown that certain properties found green tea are super efficient at reducing puffiness.
Squeeze out the moisture from the tea bags and when you are done, place them in the freezer.
Use the frozen tea bags as a compress a few times a day to help reduce under eye puffiness.
Essential Keys to Enhance Effectiveness
Whether you use one of those chilled gel masks, cucumber slices, or just a cool damp cloth, the key is to reduce the swelling under the eyes.
The general rule of thumb is to apply the cold material for five minutes and then give the area a rest for five minutes.
Reapply a cold compress throughout the day as necessary for the first few days and then once or twice a day thereafter.
After you ice the under eye area, gently tap the surface of the under eye area to help stimulate the fluid to disperse.
If you have developed dark circles as well, use a super-effective Vitamin K treatment twice a day for a few weeks and watch those dark under eye circles begin to disappear.
Vitamin K cream is typically used to treat skin discoloration and bruising and is one of the few remedies for effectively treating the minor bruising caused by broken capillaries under the eyes.
Being proactive is a helpful strategy too.
As soon as any swelling starts to occur, reach for the ice right away and begin to treat the swelling before it gets out of hand.
With this arsenal of strategies and treatments that effectively banish those unsightly under eye bags, you can regain your youthful appearance…
And finally say Bye-bye “Eye Bag” Lady!
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