Eye bags are a common condition that can affect just about anyone.
Most people understand what eye bags are, but they might not know the causes or how to get rid of them.
In this article, we’ll look at what causes eye bags and how to treat them with natural methods, as well as any possible side effects or risks involved in such treatments.
By reading on, you’ll learn everything you need to know about treating this common problem!
Eye bags: What are they?
Eye bags are fluid-filled pockets that appear under the eyes during times of high pressure or stress (i.e., when you’re getting enough sleep).
They can also be caused by poor diet, lack of sleep, or foods that contain too much salt.
In some cases, if there’s not enough fat around your face to cushion against gravity’s downward pull on your skin’s tissues, then it might lead to sagging under-eye tissue—and with that comes its own set of unsightly consequences!
Some people have naturally thin skin around their eyes because it’s hereditary; others may need surgery due to other issues such as excessive aging thanks to sun exposure over time (which has been linked back through studies conducted by dermatologists).
Either way though: no matter what causes them initially; they’ll always need addressing eventually.
How do I know if I have eye bags?
Eye bags are a common condition that can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, age, and lifestyle.
Eye bags are not dangerous but they can make you look older than you are.
If you have dark circles around your eyes then it is possible that you have eye bags as well.
However, not everyone with dark circles will also have eye bags and vice versa.
What causes eye bags?
The causes of eye bags are often unnoticeable, but they can be the result of a variety of factors.
Some common causes of eye bags include aging and allergies, stress, hereditary factors, and pregnancy.
While eye bags are usually temporary, it is possible for them to become permanent in some cases.
Depending on the cause and severity of your baggy eyes, there may be several different ways to treat them at home or elsewhere with over-the-counter products such as creams or gels that contain caffeine or vitamin K.
However, you choose to treat them there are some things you should keep in mind when doing so:
- Do not apply any pressure around your eyes as this could worsen swelling if it has already begun—it’s better just to let nature take its course!
- Try not to use any water-resistant makeup products on your eyelids if possible because these tend to stay longer than regular ones which means more chances for irritation (and thus more potential problems down the line).
How to Get Rid of Eye Bags Without Cream
1. Use a vitamin C-based product on your lids.
Studies have shown that using products containing vitamin C can help reduce inflammation and pigmentation—both of which are associated with puffy eyes—as well as stimulate collagen production, which smooths out wrinkles on top of making you look younger overall!
2. Try retinol-infused patches for overnight treatment.
Retinol is known for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while promoting collagen production in the skin.
Applying retinol topically (or using retinol-containing products) gives you all these benefits overnight!
Simply apply one patch before bedtime every night for 60 consecutive days for best results; though if you’re looking for something quicker acting try our favorite nighttime mask instead 🙂
3. Try an eye gel
While you sleep, your body naturally produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid, two essential skin nutrients that can help firm up fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.
You can help counteract this with a cooling eye gel designed to improve circulation in the area while also reducing puffiness!
What are some good treatment options?
Once you’ve figured out what’s causing your eye bags, you can start to come up with solutions.
Here are some of the best treatments we recommend:
- Eye cream
The best way to get rid of eye bags is with an eye cream that targets them directly.
This will help reduce their appearance and make them less noticeable.
Some creams also contain ingredients that will help fade dark circles around the eyes as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Resting your eyes
It’s important when trying to get rid of bags under the eyes that you don’t wear any makeup or heavy fabrics around your eyes for several hours after washing them in order for them to fully dry out.
You should also avoid wearing tight clothing or glasses that press against your face if possible because these things will cause more puffiness than normal since they’re trapping moisture underneath your skin.
Are there any risks or side effects to treating eye bags?
The answer is no. There are no risks or side effects to treating eye bags.
The vast majority of treatments for this condition involve topical creams and serums, which won’t harm your eyes in any way.
However, there are some exceptions: if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in the cream or serum you’re using, it’s possible to experience mild irritation around your eyes when using them.
If this happens to you while trying out a new product, don’t panic—it’s not normal and will go away once you stop using it!
How long will the treatment take?
The length of treatment is dependent on the type of treatment you choose.
For example, if you use a cream or gel, it will be absorbed into your skin and take effect quickly; however, this may not be the best option for people who want long-lasting results.
A more permanent solution is surgery.
This can last anywhere from a few weeks to months and has proven effective in eliminating eye bags permanently.
How much does it cost to treat eye bags?
- Cost of treatment
The cost of treating eye bags can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the type of treatment you choose.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative, consider trying some at-home remedies before booking a pricey appointment with your dermatologist.
- Cost compared to the cost of not treating it
Some people may be willing to pay $200 per month for less-than-perfect skin, but if you want your life back and feel confident enough about yourself that eye bags are holding you back from accomplishing your goals, then it might be worth considering getting rid of them instead!
Even if this starts out costing more than what it would take to get rid of those pesky pouches under our eyes by other means such as plastic surgery or laser treatments – which tend not only to give better results but also last longer – in the long run, they’ll save us money because they require fewer visits and won’t leave any visible scars behind either!
What can be done to prevent future eye bag issues?
While eye bags can be a bit of an annoyance, they aren’t necessarily a bad thing.
The best way to prevent them is by avoiding caffeine and alcohol, getting enough sleep, and eating a healthy diet.
You’ll also want to exercise regularly and take some supplements if possible (like omega-3s).
Using eye creams can help with puffiness as well—it might not get rid of your bags entirely but it can reduce their appearance.
How do I know if my treatment is working?
The first thing that you should do is to ask your eye doctor.
You can also ask other people who have undergone the treatment if it worked for them and how long it took to see results.
However, there are some signs that indicate that your treatment is working:
- Your puffiness will reduce after a few weeks of using eye patches or ice packs around the eyes.
- You may experience burning or itching in your eyes as they are healing after being treated with laser surgery or cryotherapy (freezing). This is normal and should go away within a couple of days.
- If you have had an allergic reaction before, then this may be an early sign of another one happening again. It’s always good to check with your doctor if any new symptoms appear after having received any kind of treatment for bags under the eyes!
The best thing to do is to give it some time.
You may not see results right away, but within a few weeks or months, you should start seeing improvement.
If you don’t see any changes after three months, talk with your doctor about other options that might work better for you.