“The eye has been widely termed the window to the soul”, but those bags beneath our eyes definitely reveal whether or not we have had a rough night or if our allergies are acting up again. Whatever the cause, we have some quick solutions for clearing up under-eye circles by the end of the week.
Especially if you drink multiple cups a day. The number-one remedy for baggy eyes is a good night’s sleep. Green tea will give you a steady, even boost of caffeine that won’t interfere with your bedtime later on. Plus, it’s packed with potent antioxidants that protect against premature aging.
Add Some Greens to Your Dinner Plate
Eating fries might not be helpful, opt for Veggies that are rich in iron like spinach and broccoli. They are especially effective at treating dark circles because they promote better circulation. Since the skin is thinner in the eye area, they’re more visible than in other parts of your body. The more the blood is kept moving, the less pronounced the shadows will be.
Download a Water Intake App
Under-eye bags are caused by the retention of water. So counter intuitive as it may sound, you need to drink more water to flush out any excess that your body is holding onto. Not sure how much you need to drink? An app like Waterlogged does the calculating for you and helps you track your daily intake.
Sleep on Your Back
Add an extra pillow behind your neck for support while you’re at it. You want your head to be slightly elevated throughout the night so that any fluids won’t accumulate under your eyes (and in the rest of your face). It also prevents wrinkles over time since you won’t be rubbing your face against a pillow anymore.
Make Yourself a Parsley Mask
The leafy green is packed with vitamins C and K, both of which brighten and tighten skin right away. All you need is some parsley, hot water and cotton pads to get started.
Wear Sunscreen Around Your Eyes
Use a Cold Compress
Reach for something cool. It can be a compress, an ice pack, chilled spoon or cucumber. It’s less about what you’re using and more about how cold it is, because that’s what brings down puffiness quickly.
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