Published: 12/13/2013 - Updated: 02/13/2016
We all want a fresh and youthful look, however bad habits over time, for example poor nutrition among others, are factors that can diminish freshness to our eyes and give a tired and sad look instead.
Bags and dark circles under the eyes are the main problems, as both of these are able to put years on the way we look, but the good news is that they can be avoided. The solutions can range from surgery to simple home methods.
Bags under the eyes
Bags are a swelling that occurs in the lower eyelid, and give us a tired appearance. It occurs by fluid retention due to poor circulation and fat accumulation, among others.
As already mentioned, there can be many causes. Here are some of the most common causes:
- Gravitation: Tissues lose their firmness by displacement of adipose tissue.
- Poor circulation: Both vascular and lymphatic systems can affect the eyes. When there is poor circulation, this causes fluid retention. Likewise if the lymphatic vascular system is stimulated, bags can be fought and gotten rid of.
- Genetics: The existence of bags in the lower eyelids can also be due to family heritage and genetics: Each person has a specific way of storing fat.
Tips to control and prevent bags
You can try to sleep with your head higher than the rest of the body, as this prevents liquid from accumulating in the facial area and particularly in the lower eyelids.
Before going to bed try to have a light meal, including vegetables, and little salt to prevent retention.
Try to stick to your sleeping schedule: A good rest is essential to avoid the appearance of bags under the eyes.
In the morning, wash your face with cold water.
Darkened skin under the eyes can also give us an ill appearance and usually occur for various reasons such as eating disorders, fluid retention and genetics, among others. They are also very common among people who do not rest enough or have problems sleeping.
Often dark circles are transient and appear mostly due to physical or emotional exhaustion, but if they persist it is because the passage of time is having an effect. With age, dark circles become more intense and noticeable, so the face loses its youthful appearance.
The skin of the lower eyelid is thin so the pigments of poor microcirculation can be seen through it. Causes may include: fatigue, stress, alcohol and tobacco, among others.
Ageing and loss of skin elasticity can also contribute to the intensification of dark circles.
Maintain a good sleep schedule: It is clear that adequate rest and sleep is reflected in our skin. It can appear more healthy and without these dark circles and marks that appear after a bad night's sleep.
Apply a treatment of depigmentation or whitening serum twice a day for about a month until dark circles have faded.
Take your make-up off properly: Daily facial cleansing is essential for healthy skin, and when you do this, do not forget to clean the eye area well. The make-up makes your eyes red, and residues along with environmental pollution and dirt accumulates and damages the skin, clogging pores. When this happens, you can form balls of fat or keratin under the skin, which must be removed by an expert with the use of a needle.