Under-eye bags are not fun. Sometimes when I wake up, they’re just there like small, annoying, fluffy pillows. It’s not always clear why they’ve decided to pay me a visit, but it can be anything from lack of sleep (or actually too much sleep), dehydration or the wrong kind of food. I have also understood that my bags are genetic (thanks, dad!) and that I just have to come to terms with the fact that they will pay me a visit from time to time. Nevertheless, even if you may not be able to fully get rid of the under-eye bags, there are a few tricks that reduce their visibility. These are my favourites:
- An old housewife trick is to keep two bags of chamomile tea in your refrigerator. Place the cold tea bags under your eyes and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The tannic acid in the tea is said to have a contracting effect on the blood vessels and to counteract puffiness.
- Get some fresh air! Go outside for a 30 minute power walk or run. This usually gets the circulation going and lessens the puffiness under your eyes.
- If I have indulged a little too much in the wrong kind of food or drinks, the only way to go is to start fresh. Drink a lot of water, eat clean food and avoid alcohol and salt.
- If you come home late and you know you won’t be able to get enough sleep, make sure you drink two tall glasses of water before going to It will help you prevent tired eyes in the morning.
Extra help for tired eyes:
- Ultimate eye cream – includes the ingredient Eyeliss which prevents puffiness and reduces dark circles under the eyes by strengthening the capillaries in the thin area around the eyes.
- Ageless eye cream – includes the ingredient Adipoless which reduces dark circles under the eyes
- Moisturising eye gel – includes cooling Caffeine which has a light tightening effect that reduces puffiness. Store in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect.