Many people get bags under eyes for various reasons. It’s can be caused by allergies, lack of certain vitamins, not enough sleep, aging, dehydration and more. It’s not uncommon for bags under eyes to appear, but they can leave you feeling self-conscious and you don’t want to neglect the issue. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to eliminate dark circles around your eyes; there are plenty of items in the kitchen that you can use that are natural, effective and inexpensive.
Simple Natural Remedies
Use a damp cloth that has been soaked in cold water and put it on both of your eyes for 10 minutes before you go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning your eye bags will be gone. You can also dip a spoon in cold water for a minute, then place the spoon on your eye and lightly roll it around for a minute.
Cucumber is known as nature’s skin cosmetic and it can eliminate bags under eyes in record time. Simply slice a cold cucumber and put it on your eyes for 10 minutes.
This probably sounds bizarre, but it’s actually effective. Bags are caused by loss of elasticity in the under eye skin, the cream helps tighten skin by constricting the blood vessels and reducing the swelling that contributes to bags under eyes. Use this method with caution because it can be irritating to the sensitive under eye skin.
If you drink a lot of tea, don’t just throw the bag away – reuse them as an under eye bag remedy. Put your tea bags in the refrigerator until cool (or overnight) and then apply them to your eyes for 15 minutes.
Homemade Natural Face Mask
Tomatoes and Lemon
If you read the ingredients of many skin products you will find tomato. That’s because it has moisturizing and rejuvenating properties such as vitamin A and vitamin B that can contribute to getting rid of unwanted eye bags.
- Fresh Tomato Juice
- Lemon juice
- Create a mixture of tomato juice and lemon juice
- Apply every morning or night before you wash your face
- Leave it on for an hour then wash your face
Olive Oil, Honey, and Potatoes
You’re probably familiar with the beauty advantages of honey and olive oil, but potato might seem unconventional. Potatoes are packed full of vitamin A, antioxidants, and carotene, and has many benefits for your skin. You can use this mask 2 times per week.
- 1 small-medium potato
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- Peel the potato and grate it finely
- Mix the potato with the tbsp. of honey and olive oil. (Hint: Use enough olive oil to keep the mask looking like a paste)
- Apply under your eyes
- Leave on for half an hour
- Wash with warm water
Almond Oil and Lemon Juice
This mask best effectively combats bags under eyes caused from smoking, coffee and alcohol and dehydration, though it can help dark circles stemming from any cause. In lemons you get the Vitamin C, B, calcium, magnesium, proteins, and phosphorous. Almond Oil brings Vitamin E, as well as other essential minerals.
1 tbsp. almond oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
Mix 1 tbsp. almond oil with 1 tsp. lemon juice
Apply it every night before going to bed
Milk and Baking Soda
These two natural ingredients are known for their cheap but effective beauty benefits. Milk contains Vitamins A, D, and E, which are the most common vitamins used in skin products.
- ¼ Cup Milk (any milk percentage is fine)
- 4 tbsp. Baking Soda
- Mix the milk with 4 tbsp. of baking soda
- Mix with a fork or whisk until smooth and creamy consistency
- Chill in refrigerator foe 20 minutes
- Apply evenly around the around the eyes and let sit for 15 minutes
- Rinse with cool water
These 100% natural remedies are extremely easy to make, inexpensive and effective. There is no reason to spend money on expensive cosmetic products when there are so many products that help to eliminating bags under eyes right in your kitchen pantry or refrigerator. These simple eye mask and remedies will take years off your age and leave you feeling confident. It’s important to remember that if you have chronic bags under eyes this could be caused by underlying conditions such as heredity, age, etc. and you should consult a doctor. Otherwise, use these natural remedies with assurance.