Bags under eyes — mild swelling
or puffiness under the eyes — are common as you age.
Bags under eyes are usually a cosmetic concern
and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. At-home remedies, such as cool compresses, can help improve the appearance of bags under eyes. For persistent or bothersome under-eye puffiness, cosmetic treatments
Bags under eyes can include - mild swelling, saggy or loose skin
, dark circles.
You may not like the way they look, but bags under eyes are usually harmless
and don't require medical care. See your doctor if the swelling:
Is severe and persistent
Is accompanied by redness, itching
Affects other parts of your body, such as your legs
As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including:
Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, hot, humid days), hormone levels or eating salty foods
Not getting enough sleep
Allergies or dermatitis
, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness and itching
Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families
Various wrinkle treatments are used to improve the appearance of puffiness under the eyes. These include laser resurfacing
, chemical peels
, which may improve skin tone, tighten the skin and rejuvenate the look of bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery
) is an option to remove bags under eyes.
Lifestyle and Home Remedies:
The following tips can help you reduce
bags under eyes:
Use a cool compress. Wet a clean washcloth with cool water. While sitting up, apply the damp washcloth to the skin under and around your eyes for a few minutes using mild pressure.
enough sleep at night. For most adults, seven to eight hours a night is a good amount of sleep.
Sleep with your head
slightly raised. Add an extra pillow or prop up the head of your mattress. Or elevate the entire head of the bed a few inches. This helps prevent fluids from accumulating around your eyes as you sleep.
symptoms. Avoid allergens when possible. Try over-the-counter allergy medications. Talk to your doctor about prevention strategies if you develop under-eye reactions due to hair dyes, soaps, cosmetics or other allergens.
Take Apis Mellifica 200/ twice daily for 3 weeks.
But the result varies depending on conditions like whether the swelling is oedematous in nature, or there is collection of fat, or there is lax
tissue, or if this is a hereditary feature or has some
underlying medical condition.