How to Get Rid of Bags under Eyes 

Bags under eyes are a common problem that may be caused by allergies, lack of sleep, heredity, or other factors.

Bags under eyes are a common problem. They can make you look tired and old, even when you are feeling rested. Getting rid of those bags can be a challenge, though.

Bags under the eyes can have several causes. Age and heredity have a lot to do with baggy eyes. As people get older, the skin under the eyes naturally starts to sag. Some folks develop eye bags at an early age because of their genetic background.

Bags under the eyes can indicate that you're not getting enough rest. They can also be caused by allergies or a sinus infection. Consuming too many salty foods can cause fluid to build up under the eyes, creating a puffy look. People who are heavy drinkers tend suffer from baggy eyes. They become chronically dehydrated from alcohol, which weakens the skin and causes bags to form under the eyes.

Here are some simple steps to address the problem.

If you feel tired most of the time, try to get more sleep. In addition, sleep on your back with your head propped up a little to prevent fluids from settling under the eyes.

If allergies are the problem, treat your condition with medication such as an antihistamine.  Use a neti pot to rinse the nasal cavity and reduce fluid buildup in the sinuses.

Use cold compresses under the eyes to temporarily reduce bags. Another home remedy involves slicing a raw potato into very thin slices and placing the slices under the eyes for ten to fifteen minutes.

Although there are many cosmetic products on the market for improving the look of bags and dark circles under the eyes, most of them are quite expensive and don't accomplish very much. If you want to try these products, read the labels to make sure that they are formulated specifically for eye bags.

If your baggy eyes do not respond to these remedies and you are severely bothered by their appearance, there is always the option of blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. The skin around the eyes can be tightened up to give you a fresh, more youthful appearance. If you can afford the expense of cosmetic surgery, this is the most effective way to get rid of severe bags under eyes.