Say Bye-Bye to Under Eye Bags

As you’ve gotten older, you may have noticed your eyes packing for a little trip you didn’t authorize.  Those dark, swollen under eye bags are a very unwelcome sign of aging that many people face.  They can be fickle travelers and may tend to come and go under certain weather and hormonal conditions.  If you’re hoping to say “bye-bye” to your under eye bags, Natura Veda has your all-natural age-defying defense. 

The puffy space under your eyes often known as “under eye bags” or “eye baggage” may be caused by a variety of factors.  The first is the normal aging process.  With age, the tissues and muscles around the eyes become weak.  The fat deposits that originally held up your eyelids slip beneath the eye, causing lose skin, dark circles and swelling.  Additionally, fluid may accumulate in those pockets based on hormones, humid weather, or water retention in the body.  Bags may result from lack of sleep or a poor diet – when we’re tired or not getting the nutrients we need, blood doesn’t circulate as well, leaving skin dull and often puffy.  Under eye baggage tends to be genetic as well. 

Usually under eye bags are not a medical issue unless brought on by allergies, rash, infection or full body swelling.  However they are quite a cosmetic issue to many people.  Everyone desires clear skin but the eyes are often what we first notice about a person, especially as we converse.  Most of us don’t want our eye baggage to make a first impression. 

Natura Veda has some easy remedies for your unwanted baggage.  With a combination of our all-natural skin care products and a few simple changes to your beauty routine, you’ll be wishing your under eye bags farewell in no time:

Eat Your Eyes Out:  Eating for youthful under eyes includes a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will support healthy cells, rapid cell regeneration and more production of skin-firming collagen and elastin.  A healthy diet also includes plenty of water to flush toxins and purify skin cells.

Halt the Salt:  Too much salt causes our bodies to retain water.  Your entire body may feel bloated, including your eyes.  Keep the salt intake to a minimum to avoid fluid build-up.

Go Green When You Clean:  Cleaning your face several times a day is important, especially removing makeup before bed.  Natural antimicrobial cleansers without harsh chemicals work best, like Natura Veda’s Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser.  Our invigorating lightweight formula uses coconut oil, aloe vera and veggie glycerin to remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells without drying skin. 

Lather Up:  In addition to a daytime and nighttime moisturizer, use an eye serum designed specifically for this trouble zone.  Natura Veda’s Age-Defying Nighttime Repair Eye Serum is infused with nutrient-rich Moringa, delivering antioxidants and anti-inflammatories directly where you need it.  Plus, it has retinol, the most powerful restorative natural ingredient for under eyes. 

Cool It Off:  Placing a cool compress over the eyes can enliven the area and get fluids moving right along.  Try chilled cucumber slices, cold damp cosmetic pads or refrigerated spoons right when you wake up to cure your morning baggage.  For even more eye support, dab a bit of Moringa oil or Botanical Elixir on your compress for additional nutrients and rejuvenation. 

Go Back To Sleep:  Not only is a good night’s sleep important to avoid eye baggage, but how you sleep is too.  If you sleep on your stomach, gravity pulls fluids down.  In this case, it may pool up beneath the eyes, exactly where you don’t want it to be.

Drain the Sinuses:  If a seasonal cold or allergies are creating puffy eyes, try to actively drain your sinuses.  You can do this in a steam shower or through nasal solutions.  Less congestion in ears, nose and throat may reduce your eye swelling.

Erin Stieglitz
Erin Stieglitz