Saturday, January 21, 2012

How To Get Rid Of Eye Bags

Eye bags are just plain icky. They make me quite unhappy. Luckily, I know a few tricks that'll be sure to reduce those nasty circles.

1) You've heard this a million times, I'm sure, but you need to be certain you're at least getting 8 hours of shut eye each night. Try to sleep on you back, and not your stomach. Also keep your head slightly elevated. This will prevent liquid from pooling under your eyes.

2) Ever noticed that when you indulge in those saltly fries or chips, your eyes get puffy? No, you aren't allergic to salt. Still, the high levels of salt will make you retain more water, as well as aggravate your under eye bags. Avoid it.

3) Water. It's good for everything: your throat, your skin, your hair, and now your eyes. Drink it.

4) Cold things will reduce puffiness around the eyes. I've heard of putting 2 metal spoons in the freezer and then placing them over your eyes. There's also gel ice packs that look like crazy googles, but they're made to go on the eyes and get rid of the swelling. Just make sure that whatever you decide on using, it's cold.

5) Put 2 black tea bags in lukewarm water. Drain excess water, and lay them over your eyes for 5 minutes. The caffine will tighten the skin around the eyes.

6) Lay thin cumcumber or potato slices on the eyes. This one's okay, but the difference isn't fantastic to me, and it's not my favorite. Other people say that this only aggravated their eyes and left them red. Maybe it'll work for you, but please use caution.

7) Make sure you aren't allergic to any of your makeup, which could cause swelling.

These techniques have worked for lots of people, but that doesn't mean they'll neccessarily work for you. Sometimes, eye bags are genetic and they're really hard to get rid of. These tricks may irritate your eyes, so be cautious. Have fun getting yourself purty eyes!

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