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Get Rid Of Your Eye Bags With These Amazing Tips

Eye bags are annoying. They make you look tired and old and they show up without warning. Puffy eyes are an indicator of tiredness, dehydration, and hormonal imbalance. Eye bags can be treated from the inside out but here are some quick home remedies to reduce them in no time!


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Seven ways to get rid of eye bags

1. Water

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Water is a cure-all for skin problems. Drinking a lot of water will help flush out the skin and ease the swollen area around the eyes. You could also make a saline solution with warm water and rub around the eyes using cotton pads. This will reduce the inflammation around the eyes.


2. Cucumber slices

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Chilled cucumbers reduce irritation, while the cooling effect reduces swelling. This remedy also helps to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. Slice up a cucumber and place the slices in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove them from the refrigerator and put the cold slices over your eyelids. Leave them on for 10 to 15 minutes. You can do this several times a day.


3. Egg whites

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Egg whites work as a natural astringent to temporarily tighten swollen skin. Whisk two whites until smooth and make a mask under your eyes. It works better if the eggs are cold. Leave on for five to 10 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. This can also be applied all over the skin to reduce the appearance of whiteheads.


4. Cold spoons

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Cold steel teaspoons help to relax the blood vessels and reduce the swelling in the under-eye area. Place the teaspoons in your fridge for about half an hour. Then place the spoon on your eyes with the curved side facing downwards, touching your skin. Hold this position for about 15 to 20 minutes. Use this method twice a day for best results.


5. Teabags

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Tea is an easy home remedy and works inside and outside your body. Soak two tea bags in warm water for around five minutes. Put the warm tea bags over your eyelids. Cover them with a soft cloth and leave them for about half an hour. The caffeine and antioxidants in it help to reduce the swelling that is usually caused as a result of fluid accumulation in the area.

6. Coconut oil

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Extra virgin coconut oil contains lauric acid which possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Using clean fingers, massage the oil around your eyes in a clockwise and anti-clockwise motion for a few minutes. Leave it on overnight. Repeat this process before bed every night. Regular application of coconut oil will provide essential nutrients to the skin help you eliminate the eye bags.

7. Witch hazel

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Soak cotton pads in cold witch hazel for a minute. Squeeze out the excess and place the pads on your eye bags for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this twice or thrice a day. You could even add this to your regular skincare routine. Witch hazel is a natural astringent and has a tightening effect on the skin. It works like a charm.

You don’t have to get expensive pharmaceutical skin products to take care of your skin issues. You can fix everything and look amazing right from your own kitchen. If you would like more helpful tips for your skin, check out this article on tips for healthier skin.

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Tokoni Akosubo

Tokoni is a content writer and screenwriter who is passionate about stories and social issues. When she's not tapping away at her keyboard, she's a committed foodie with an eye for style and interior decor.

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