Under eye bags and puffiness can appear in lots of situations: from stress to too little sleep, bad pillows, water retention etc. Of course, the best thing you could do to get rid of it is to find the root of the problem and cure that.
The thing is that sometimes we need something that works fast, because not always can we cure something in 2 hours or get a good 9 hour sleep at night. In this article I’ll let you know some tricks that will help you diminish the possibility to end with under eye bags, as well as some treatments with instant results.
First thing you can do is to invest in a good pillow. Might sound strange, but trust me, it does make a difference. Pick something that doesn’t change its shape that much and also is thick enough as to allow your head to lay a bit higher than the rest of the body. This way, when you wake up, your face will be less puffy than if you used a flat pillow. Also, if you sleep on your back, you will also keep your skin away from “pillow wrinkles”.
Now, you’ve woken up, but the results still aren’t as good as you’d like them to be. There are a few things you could do now.
First, you have to clean your face to get rid of all the sebum that was produced during the night. You could use this step and also do a small face massage. Skip your normal cleanser and use instead a cleansing balm and massage your face with light strokes. Around the eyes try to make round movements with point-pressing here and there. After that, just use swipe movements from the center of your face outwards and from the top of your nose to your temples. This should help drain the lymph and lead to a better contour on your face.
Now, if you still have some time, you could also apply something cold under your eyes. You can pick wet green tea bags that you left in the freezer, or cool cucumber slices. Grind coffee also helps a lot. For the first 2, just apply them on the puffy area and stay on your back relaxing for 10 minutes. If you pick the coffee remedy, you have to leave it over your under eye bags for at least 15-20 minutes.
Rinse well with room temperature or just slightly colder water and go on with your normal skincare routine. Make sure you don’t apply too much cream over your under eye area, because actually leads to more puffiness in time.