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6 Natural Ways to Decrease Under Eye Bags

posted: 05/03/17
by: Amanda Mushro

You stayed up way too late and you can see it written all over your face. Well actually, your late night has shown up under your eyes as dark circles and under eye bags. Now that you are getting ready to head out the door and need to look fresh faced, you'll need to get creative. If you don't have any under eye masks in your houses, you are going to need a few natural solutions. So if you can't just jump back into bed to catch a nap, here are six ways that actually work to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and under eye bags.

  1. Using frozen spoons or tea bags to freshen up your eyes has been a beauty trick that has been floating around for years because it really does work in a pinch.
  2. For the spoons, just run the spoon under cold water for a few minutes and place on your eyelids for about a minute to give your eyes an instant pick-me-up.
  3. Now the tea bags work because the tea has caffeine, which contains natural tannins, a mild diuretic that will reduce eye puffiness. To use, just soak two tea bags in warm water, chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator, and place on each eye for five minutes.
  4. Make sure your concealer has orange undertones to hide dark circles and apply it by forming an upside down triangle under your eyes. Then use white or nude eyeliner to brighten your eyes and to make them seem more open.
  5. Grab the cotton balls and make your own version of an eye mask. Start by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to water or chamomile tea. Soak two cotton balls or cotton pads in this mixture and place them under your eyes for ten 10-15 minutes. Then rinse and apply a moisturizer and makeup.
  6. Too much alcohol and seasonal allergies can also lead to under eye bags so to combat both by grabbing a bottle of water and hydrate yourself to liven up your eyes. This means pass of the coffee and the soda and focus on drinking just water.