How to Get Rid of Puffiness Under Eyes
Wondering how to get rid of puffiness under eyes? I don’t blame you at all; puffy eye bags can make you look a lot older than you really are.
Thankfully, puffy eye bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic concern and very rarely a sign of a serious medical issue or condition. But still, it would be nice to get rid of these unwanted aging signs, wouldn’t it?
In order to find a worthwhile treatment for eye bags, it’s a smart idea to get a good understanding of what it takes to remove puffy eye bags first.
By doing this, your chances of falling for a hype-filled product will be minimized. Knowing what needs to be done in order to get rid of these ugly aging signs is key to choosing a worthwhile puffy eye bag treatment.
Most people don’t take the time to learn this stuff, which is why they rarely find an effective skin care solution.
Understanding What Causes Eye Bags and Puffiness
As you get older, certain things happen within your skin that make it prone to the develop of unwanted aging signs.
Your skin becomes less firm and elastic as the years go by, primarily because collagen and elastin proteins eventually start breaking down faster than they are being produced by your skin.
This makes it much easier for your skin to be manipulated, especially as far as puffy eye bags are concerned.
It also does not help that the skin around your eyes is already the thinnest on your entire body.
But what is it that actually creates the “bags” under your eyes? Well, it’s a combination of a few things.
With aging comes the natural weakening of the muscles, ligaments, and tissues around the eyes.
As this happens, the normal fat cells around your eyes start to migrate down below the eye causing the area to appear puffy.
On top of this, fluids that leak from your blood vessels can also get into the surrounding tissues, adding to the whole effect. Several factors can lead to this:
* Changes in weather can influence fluid retention levels in the skin
* Flat on your back can send fluids to the head, making eye puffiness more prominent
* Lack of sleep can make eye puffiness worse
* Allergies can increase eye puffiness and swelling
* Heredity and genetics can also influence your vulnerability to puffy bags under the eyes
Treatment for Puffy Eye Bags
Based on all of this information above, we can construct a accurate set of guidelines that an eye bag treatment should meet in order to even consider using it.
These criteria do not necessarily apply to more serious types of eye bag removal treatment involving cosmetic surgery or injectable wrinkle fillers.
It really only applies to topical skin care products. If a specific skin care product does not do all of these things, then it’s probably wise to keep looking.
In order to get rid of puffy eye bags, a under eye cream or lotion should contain ingredients that:
*Help increase cell proliferation (cell growth) to thicken the skin under the eyes
*Improve the overall circulation around the eye and decreasing capillary fragility to prevent leakage
*Improve drainage within the tissues surrounding the eyes to reduce fluid retention
*Increase collagen and elastin production within the skin to keep it firm, tight, and elastic