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Naturally Reduce Bags Under the Eyes

Updated February 21, 2017

Naturally reducing bags under the eyes is easy when you know the right ingredients to use. Under eye bags can be embarrassing, and make the face look aged and worn. With a few simple remedies, most of which can be done at little or no cost, under eye bags will no longer be an issue and your eyes will look healthy and rejuvenated.

Cucumber or Potato Slices

Chilled cucumber or potato slices are two ways to reduce bags under the eyes and eye puffiness. Simply cut two fresh slices of either vegetable to a thickness of about 1/4 in. each, chill the slices in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes then place the chilled slices over your closed eyes for 10 minutes. To help the slices stay in place, spritz your eyes with a little water before placing the slices over the eyes. This will rejuvenate the skin around your eyes, almost instantly reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. An alternate method is to cut six to seven very thin slices of the vegetable for each eye, and layer over the eyelids and under eye area.

Tea Bags

Chilled tea bags help heal dark circles and reduce bags under the eyes, as well as eye puffiness. Simply brew a pot of tea and place the used tea bags in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to cool. Green tea and chamomile tea seem to work best in removing eye puffiness and bags. Place the chilled tea bags over your eyes for about 20 minutes and under eye bags and puffiness should be reduced, if not gone altogether.

Cold Compress

Ice cubes wrapped in a cloth work at reducing bags under the eyes. The cold compress over the eyes helps stimulate the skin and reduce bags and puffiness. Wrap about 10 ice cubes in a cloth long enough to fit over both eyes, or wrap two small clothes with three to four ice cubes each, one cloth for each eye. Alternately, place two metal spoons in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Place the chilled spoons over each eye, with the rounded underside of the spoon against each eye. This should quickly eliminate under eye bags.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking a lot of water is key to reducing bags under the eyes. Dehydration is one of the leading factors in under eye bags, and can be easily eliminated. Simply drink six to eight 295ml. glasses of water each day to keep skin healthy and elastic.

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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.