Under-eye bags, also known as “puffy eyes”, can occur at any age and can affect both women and men, temporarily or permanently. The causes can be very varied and differ depending on a person’s lifestyle or age. In the following, you will be able to find out why under-eye bags appear, how you can get rid of them and, most importantly, how you can avoid them.
Why do “puffy eyes” appear?
Under-eye bags often appear as you get older, and are one of the most common skin problems. As you age, the tissues around your eyes weaken and become increasingly fragile. What’s more, the fat that normally helps support the eyes gets into the lower eyelid area and causes the skin under the eyes to swell. Water retention, lack of sleep or a chaotic lifestyle with unhealthy eating habits (e.g. eating salty foods causes water retention and eye puffiness), allergies or various medical conditions such as thyroid conditions, skin pigmentation problems or uncontrolled exposure to UV rays also contribute to the formation of bags under the eyes.
Can we prevent under-eye bags?
There are a few tricks you can use to prevent ”puffy eyes”, but it’s important to note that they don’t always work. For example, there are people for whom bags under the eyes are a specific trait, a genetic inheritance. For them, solutions to prevent under-eye bags will not work.
Here’s how you can prevent under-eye bags:
- Proper hydration – dehydration inevitably contributes to under-eye bags
- Eat collagen-rich foods – salmon, citrus fruits, salmon, green vegetables, tomatoes or avocados help keep tissues elastic
- Use retinol-based cosmetics – retinol helps to balance collagen deficiency
- Use high sun protection factor creams every day to prevent premature skin ageing
- Avoid alcohol, smoking and salt consumption
Microneedling, the procedure that gets rid of “puffy eyes“
The moment you notice that you start to get bags under your eyes, the first thing you should do is find the cause. If you see that this phenomenon occurs more often during stressful periods, when you don’t get enough rest and don’t have a balanced diet, it would be good to take a break. If instead you fail to identify the cause of the bags under your eyes, you can book a consultation at Deluxe Clinic. Our specialists will recommend you the most effective treatments for your skin problem. Most of the time, you can quickly get rid of bags under the eyes with microneedling, a revolutionary treatment that is known for its results in rejuvenating the skin.
Microneedling is so far the only treatment that has put a smile back on the faces of women who were struggling with under-eye bags and thought there was no solution to the problem. It is a painless procedure, performed under local anaesthetic, and 100% safe – the only side effects are skin sensitivity and slight redness lasting up to 36 hours. Results are visible after about 6 weeks as the skin heals. Depending on the body’s response, the effect can last for months.
Book an appointment at Deluxe Clinic now and forget about bags under your eyes!