It is no news that there are hundreds of beauty products on the market that claim to possess the ability to help users get rid of bags under the eyes. They claim to assist to de-puff and work well to lighten the area just below the eyes, yet with all these they are mostly a waste of time and money as their claims do not hold any water. There are a few ways to reduce the size of these bags and make them almost non-existent, by taking lots of water and using a cold compress once in a while. The best way to totally get rid of these dark circles, especially when they are a result of genetics, is to make a few marked adjustments to one’s lifestyle.

A few other causes of bags or dark circles under the eyes include eczema, excessive exposure to sunlight, chronic fatigue, aging, etc. Let’s take a look at how you can get rid of these bags for good with the simplest of remedies, natural remedies that you find everywhere around you.

Tea bags

I should tell you at this point that tea is not just for sipping, there are several other uses. Put caffeinated tea bags below the eyes, this will help get rid of the dark circles as tea is known to be a strong antioxidant. On the other hand you can just boil some water, steep the tea bag and allow to chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Squeeze off any remaining liquid and put the bags below the eyes.

Cold compress

There are several ways of getting this, you can walk into a store to make a purchase or you can create one at home. The cold works to constrict the blood vessels rapidly and thus provide relief. Some simple DIY options include a wet washcloth, a chilled teaspoon, cool cucumber, etc. You should wrap the compress with a soft cloth to protect the skin.

Other methods include hydrating yourself, using a neti pot to clear your sinuses, retinol cream, using a sunscreen frequently, etc.


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