Tips to reduce eye bags

Eye bags are often unsightly for many people. Its appearance is mainly due to the retention of liquids, the herniation of the fat formations that exist in the eye area, or the aging process of the skin itself.

Although they can be operated by surgery (blepharoplasty), if you follow some of the following tips, you can reduce or eliminate the bags without having to go through an operating room.

Local cold

To reduce swelling, you can apply local cold to the area. To do this, you can use cold compresses. Dampen them and put them on the skin under your eyes for a few minutes.

Another option is to apply tea bags. The caffeine present in this product contains antioxidants that help increase blood flow to the skin.

Reduce salt intake

Salt is the main cause of fluid retention and, therefore, of the appearance of bags under the eyes.

In this sense, we advise you to reduce your salt intake, as well as that of those products that have a high sodium chloride content.

Also, if the origin of your bags is fluid retention, avoid consuming large amounts of water before going to bed.

How to sleep

In addition to sleeping the hours recommended by specialists, which are between seven and nine hours in adults, it is important that we do so with head slightly elevated to facilitate that the liquids go down our body and do not accumulate on our face, especially under the eyes.

To do this, you can use cushions or a pair of pillows to lift your head slightly.

Also, avoid sleeping on your stomach.

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Good hydration

Creams for him eye contour They can be great allies in this regard. Moisturize the area with creams, as well as consuming the recommended daily amount of fluid by specialists.

Avoid smoking

Tobacco can make bags under the eyes worse.


If you think your problem may be related to an allergy, consult a specialist to make a good diagnosis.

Collagen Rich Foods

Our muscles weaken over the years. Therefore, it is important that we increase our consumption of vitamin C, which can help our body better absorb hyaluronic acid, the amount of which in our body decreases with age.

Oranges, red bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli, or strawberries They can help us produce collagen by increasing our levels of hyaluronic acid.