Written by Charlotte Wood (last updated July 27, 2020)
It's no surprise that as you get older and busier and your life gets more hectic and filled with things to do, and you just get tired. It almost seems like a trademark of adulthood, to constantly be tired and just a bit sleep deprived. After longer amounts of sleep deprivation, there starts to be physical manifestations of your tiredness, and one of those manifestations is bags under the eyes. Bags under your eyes are never a great look and can actually negatively affect things like job interviews, social events, and dates. If you suffer from having bags under your eyes, here are a few ways to get rid of them.
Bags under your eyes are often caused by a lack of sleep, but can also be caused or aggravated by other causes. These other causes include allergies to food or cosmetics, water retention, salty food, smoking, vitamin K deficiency, and rubbing of the eyes. Each of these causes can add to the bags under your eyes, and fortunately, each of these can be treated with relative ease.
If the primary cause is allergies, then take the appropriate measures to treat the allergy. Take medication or remove yourself from the allergen if possible. If you determine that your bags are caused mainly because of water retention, increase your water intake. If you smoke, then take those measures you need to quit; this form of remedying your bags will probably take a bit longer, because quitting smoking isn't exactly an overnight process. Taking vitamin K supplements and other vitamins and minerals will help if your bags are related to vitamin deficiencies. You also should eat healthy and get appropriate amounts of sleep. Especially if your bags are related to poor health and sleep patterns, then improving your diet and sleep patterns is essential.
While you wait for the bags under your eyes to go away, you can use makeup to hide the full brunt of your bags. Use a concealer that closely matches your skin tone; dab a bit underneath the eyes so you can mitigate the full effect of the bags under your eyes. However, you definitely shouldn't overdo the makeup. If you put too much concealer under your eyes, then you'll really only emphasize the bags, making them look worse.
So, if you suffer from bad bags under your eyes, rest assured that there is a way to fix it. If you take the appropriate measures to alter any lifestyle patterns (i.e., sleep, eating, exercise), then those bags under your eyes will fade and you'll be good to go!
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