HOW-TO Diminish Dark Circles And Bags Under Eyes #AMCoffee

Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles Eyes, Bags… Diminish Them!

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We fight those puffy eyes, dark circles and bags under eyes. Though there are many reasons behind why these physical manifestations take place, there are many things we could take control of and manage the output they produce.

Some of the common reasons behind the bags under your peeps may be these:

  • Salt – managing how much salt you consume during the day is the key. Water loves those areas in our body where it can find more sodium! The area around our eyes is a prime example. Eating a dinner bursting with salty foods is in direct relationship with the morning-after puffiness.
  • Allergies – wow, these can quickly exaggerate the areas under the eyes with huge puffy bags and a swollen look. The allergy medicine is designed to dry up those areas and leave you with a more desirable look and feel.
  • Sleep position – for those who sleep on the side or belly, the fluid drawn by gravity may collect under the eye area and form those pesky bags. Try to change your sleeping position to dramatically reduce the effect of puffiness.
  • Make-up Off Before Bed – those who do not care about their makeup to go off before they hit the hay, have a drastic side-effect – puffy eyes, with bags and swelling. It is a must for your skin’s sake to take the makeup off your face to allow skin to breath, regenerate, and rest during the rejuvenation cycle that takes place every single night, unless you chronically are disrupting it.
  • Alcohol & Smoking – yes, these two go hand-in-hand with unattractive and unhealthy-looking eyes.
  • UV rays – if the under-eye area is unprotected from the sun, such exposure can really dry up thin skin under your peeps and form saggy skin. Yep, it can fill up as the body will try to balance the fluid distribution throughout your body.

So, what do you do? An obvious answer is that the above things need to be addressed and incorporated into the lifestyle, rather than a temporary bandaid. In addition, you can use some awesome masks and foods that will contribute to relief for puffy eyes, dark circles and bags.

One of the easiest ways to bring a temporary relief and start your day is a mask. Take a look what you could do!

#1 Cold Compress

These are some of the most effective and very affordable ways to ease puffiness. You can use cucumber slices, refrigerated teabags, and anything cold. Just make sure the surface of the source is clean and smooth to avoid injury to the thin skin under the eye.

#2 Eye Cream

Here, you need to experiment, as each person reacts differently to eye creams and the ingredients in them. The creams with Retinol may help.
TIP: Put a jar with the eye cream into the fridge to get that cool effect in place.

#3 Concealer

If your dark circles or puffiness irritate you by the look of it – try a concealer. There are a lot of them in the market. Choose the one that matches your skin color. You may go to the store and test the available shades there.
TIP: Some concealers dry out fast and make your under eye area look wrinkled. Just be ware of it. Place moisturizer before you apply a concealer.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

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    The area under our eyes is so precious! When we get dark circles, puffiness and bags, we really get upset and are trying to figure out WHY’s.

    There are sone basic things that cause these outcomes. Being AWARE of them could be the first powerful step to the elimination of those outcomes.

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    Summary for Dark Circles Under Eyes

    1. Try a Cream

    Some ingredients can help. Caffeine tightens blood vessels and curbs puffiness. Ingredients like retinol and vitamins C and E can lighten undereye circles.

    But these aren’t a total cure. “I don’t think there is one treatment out there that erases them, unfortunately,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD. She is medical director of the Johns Hopkins Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

    2. Camouflage Them

    You can hide dark circles with makeup.

    Match the color to your skin tone.

    Find a product that’s right for your skin texture. “If you’re dry, you want a light, thin makeup. And if you’re oily, you can use a waterproof concealer, which is thicker,” says celebrity makeup artist Sandy Linter.

    Don’t put a big swoop of concealer under each eye.

    “Take your small camouflage brush and conceal the darkness in the inner corner of the eye and bring it down to the nose area,” Linter says. “Blend it in, and that will lift the eye. It will lift the darkness.”

    3. Bag Eyes

    Have a cup of tea, and then pop the moist tea bags into your fridge. Let them cool off. Lie down, close your eyes, and put the tea bags on your eyelids for a few minutes.

    Tea fights inflammation, and that may ease undereye puffiness and darkness, Kazin says.

    4. Check on Allergies

    Do you rub your eyes a lot because of itchy eyes or other allergy symptoms? All that rubbing can leave you with dark circles. They’re sometimes called “allergic shiners.”

    Ask your doctor about medicines to ease your symptoms. Sometimes an antihistamine or eye drops can help.

    5. Wear Shades

    Rebecca Kazin, MD, is medical director of the Johns Hopkins Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

    Use sunglasses that filter out UV light. “Wearing sunglasses helps, because you’re not getting sun damage under the eyes that can cause darkening,” Dr. Kazin says.

    Dark shades will also cover up your dark circles. Bonus: They’ll stop you from squinting, which can lead to crow’s feet.

    If you want more help with your dark circles, see your dermatologist. “You really need to be evaluated carefully to determine what is causing your undereye circles to target the problem most directly,” Dr. Kazin says. “Then you’ll get the best results.”

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  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

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    Summary for Puffiness Under the Eyes/H1>

    Lots of things can lead to puffy eyes — from too much or too little sleep to eating poorly and getting older. The pros offer these suggestions to help reduce eye puffiness:

    1. Sleep

    It’s as important to preventing puffy eyes as it is to diminishing dark circles. Start by getting 7 to 9 hours of good sleep a night.
    Drink. Staying well-hydrated can help prevent puffy eyes. Chicago dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD, says drinking plenty of healthy liquids, especially water, helps keep overall skin tone firm and full looking.

    2. Cut back on salt

    Retaining body fluid can cause puffy, doughy looking skin. Reducing salt intake helps reduce the tendency to retain excess water. An easy way to cut back on salt? Reduce the processed foods in your diet.

    3. Use cool compresses

    Florida dermatologist Andrea Cambio, MD, advocates the de-puffing power of chilled, moist green tea bags. Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, a Washington, DC, dermatologist, suggests gently placing cool cucumber slices or a bag of frozen peas or carrots on the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. A gel eye mask will also do the trick.

    4. Consider fillers

    These can help if collagen and elastin break down – “causing surrounding skin to pooch out,” dermatologist Fredric Brandt, MD, writes in his book 10 Minutes, 10 Years. Fillers can actually make puffiness look smaller.

    Learn to accept the look of your eyes. Some people are just more prone to puffy eyes or dark eye circles, Brandt says. As we grow older, skin naturally weakens and becomes less resilient, so puffy eyes or dark circles naturally become more noticeable.

    These tips may help you keep your eyes looking their best. But the most effective eye-brightening tip may also be the easiest one to implement: Smile.

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    • I am not a huge salt eater which is good! But i do get plenty of sleep! if i get tired i lay down!! I dont like puffy eyes!

  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Some Things May Work for Both Dark Circles & Puffiness

    1. Consider skin lighteners or bleaching agents – All Natural!

    If the dark circles under your eyes are due to too much melanin, dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, says creams containing lightening agents such as retinol, hydroquinone, kojic acid, green tea, vitamin C, or soy can be helpful.

    To help skin-lightening products work their best, avoid the sun and use sunscreen daily. Badreshia-Bansal suggests a sunscreen with zinc and a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 30.

    2. Look into laser treatments and vitamin K.

    Laser treatments may reduce the look of dark circles due to broken blood vessels. Skin care products containing vitamin K can also help.

    3. Go a shade lighter in your concealer.

    A concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone can help disguise undereye circles. A concealer with an SPF of 15 or higher provides double benefits. If your skin tends to be oily or acne-prone, use an oil-free concealer.

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  6. thanks i needed this i will go searching to get rid of these bags under my eyes

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