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How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally

The eyes are the first areas in our face to show the passing of time, which is why it is important to look after it to delay ageing of the face effectively. Preventing eye bags is important as they age our eyes significantly, leaving our eyes looking unappealing and giving our face a tired look.

Many women suffer from eye bags even at a young age, due mainly to hereditary factors. Although there are surgical options available to correct this problem, understanding its causes and implementing some measures to avoid them is undoubtedly the best way to delay their onset. So, in this OneHowTo article, we explain how to prevent eye bags naturally and ensure a younger look for longer.

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Before addressing the suggestions of how to prevent eye bags, it is important to understand why they form. The causes of eye bags are diverse, but they are related mainly to the ageing process.

From the age of 30 our skin produces less elastin and collagen, both of which are essential to maintain firmness and elasticity of the skin. That gives rise to the first wrinkles and fine lines. The skin starts to become more flaccid and one of the first areas to show these changes is the eye area. The ligaments that lie beneath them and hold the fat tissue in place weaken, the muscle drops and bags appear.

However this does not happen to everyone to the same extent - some women will have more noticeable eye bags than others. This is because other factor play a part in this process, such as:

  • Genetics - some people are more prone to eye bags than others.
  • A slow circulatory system or a tendency toward fluid retention are other causes of eye bags. They usually appear when waking up and this is why many women wake up with swollen eyes.
  • Lack of proper rest is another common reason for this problem. It is important to give your body the rest it needs with a good night's sleep.
  • People that smoke and consume caffeine beverages in excess are more likely to suffer from eye bags.
  • Similarly other respiratory problems such as sinusitis, rhinitis or allergies could exasperate the presence of bags, hindering proper rest and making them more noticeable.
How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 1

To prevent eye bags naturally, a diet with a controlled intake of salt is essential. Condiments, snacks, packaged soups and prepared foods contain a lot of sodium which increases fluid retention. It is recommended to also avoid soft drinks, drinks with caffeine, white flour and refined sugar, as these ingredients also increase the propensity of our body to store liquid.

It is also important to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, to eat diuretic foods and foods rich in antioxidants like fruits and vegetables. Also reduce the amount of salt in meals. These measures will benefit your body, helping to make you feel less swollen and reducing the possibility of presenting premature eye bags.

How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 2

Circulatory problems can also become a condition that affects our skin, incrementing the presence of varicose veins and development of bags. Therefore a good way to prevent eye bags is to exercise frequently. It boosts blood circulation, improves heart health and also the look of your skin, it also combats fluid retention.

How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 3

If you want to prevent eye bags that give you a tired look, get plenty of rest. Sleeping the hours our bodies need is essential to have a fresh and awake look. What will also help is sleeping with your head slightly elevated as it prevents fluid build-up under the eyes, that can in turn cause inflammation and give your eyes a tired look when you wake up.

This simple trick will make the difference and you will be able to notice its effects right away.

How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 4

When it comes to avoiding wrinkles in the eye area and preventing eye bags, hydrating and anti-aging moisturisers for the eyes are essential. They are not just important because they provide moisture to this delicate area, while offering anti-aging substances like retinol or hyaluronic acid; but, in addition to this, a good cream is will massage the area, and reduces fluid build-up.

It is important to apply the cream with the ring finger from the tear duct area to the edge of the eye. Do so by dabbing gently with the fingertip around the area. This will improve circulation and allow fluid that has accumulated in the area to drain, making the eyes look revitalised. Massaging each eye every morning and night is recommended.

How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 5

These preventive measures will help give you a beautiful and fresh look, and look more awake.. However, there are always days when eye bags are more noticeable. On days like those, it's best to opt for natural cosmetics to make our eyes look much fresher. For more information, check out our articles on how to hide under eye bags with home remedies, the best way to improve your look.

In severe cases, when this problem is very noticeable, cosmetic surgery to remove the eye bags is a good option. However, remember that it must be done by an authorised professional at a health centre to ensure maximum safety.

How to Prevent Eye Bags Naturally - Step 6

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