Eye bags 101: Causes and Treatments

Your eyes can say a lot about you. Sadly, the bags under your eyes can also do the same.

Eye bags are a common problem among men and women. The swollen or puffy appearance of eye bags is caused by fluid that builds up around the eye area, particularly the fat pad below the lower eye lids.

Eye bags 101: Causes and Treatments - Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle

What causes eye bags?

Eye bags are a natural effect of the aging process. As we age, the ligaments and muscles in the face weaken and sag, causing the natural fat in our faces to become more visible. There are also other factors that can influence the appearance of eye bags. One reason could be that it’s in your genes; if your parents have them, then you could have them as well. Other causes include lack of sleep and lack of physical activity. Your diet could also be the reason for having eye bags, especially if your diet is mostly made up of salty foods.

Natural Treatments for Eye Bags

Eye bags are not usually a sign of underlying medical conditions, but they can be a reason for someone to feel self-conscious about his or her appearance. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to treating eye bags.

Here are some natural treatments you can try to improve the appearance of eye bags:

  1. Change your sleeping position. How you sleep could contribute to the bags under your eyes. When you sleep on your side or on your stomach, gravity can cause fluids to gather under your eyes. To remedy this, try sleeping on your back and adding an extra pillow under your head.
  2. Avoid alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol causes dehydration, which weakens the skin surrounding your eye area. This makes it more likely for this area to give in and form eye bags. Minimize your alcohol intake and drink more water instead.
  3. Place cold cucumber slices over your eyes. It’s actually the cold temperature, not the cucumber itself that soothes the swelling and reduces eye bags. It also helps that cucumbers have the right shape, texture and size to help treat the swelling.
  4. Remove your makeup before you sleep. The chemicals in your makeup can irritate your eyes, causing it to appear swollen and puffy. Use a gentle makeup remover and wash your face, and take special care to get rid of all the makeup around your eyes.
  5. Avoid salty food. Reduce the amount of salt you put in your food and try substituting other spices to flavour your meals.

You can also opt for non-invasive solutions to get rid of eye bags. Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle has a range of eye bag treatments that make use of advanced technology and techniques to treat eye bags without surgery. Book an appointment today and let Vietura help you erase the years the easy and natural way!

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Sylvia L. Martinez says:
May 10, 2013 at 12:44 am
I read about your clinic and am very interested in your non-invasive procedure. I live in LA, California and planning to make a trip to Manila in the near future . Please give me a range for cost of having my eye bags removed . Thank you and will wait to hear from you.

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