Did you know that the bags under eyes can be worsened by the position in which you sleep? Though many of us suffer with this unsightly problem, it may come as a surprise just how many factors contribute to those pesky dark circles. We take a look at the main causes of under eye bags and discover the best way to tackle the problem.
What causes bags under eyes?
Genetics, lifestyle choices and common ageing all contribute to our overall eye health. However, generally, the skin tissue that surrounds our eyes weakens as we get older, causing fluid to build-up and skin to sag; creating a swollen exterior. This can then be worsened by allergies such as hay fever, eczema and water retention that is often caused by continuously sleeping face down. Other causes of under eye bags include:
- Poor diet
- Sleeping face down
- Not removing makeup
- Lack of sleep
How to get rid of bags under eyes
Whilst there are many causes of under eye bags, there are also many natural remedies you can adopt to counteract the change. Simple lifestlye choices such as cutting out salt, quitting smoking and limiting your intake of alcohol can all have positive effects on the reduction of bags under eyes. Keeping an eye on your allergies, sleeping on your back with a feather pillow and removing makeup efficiently work to reduce fluid retention which in turn reduce dark circles.