Under-eye bags are a natural effect of aging, but they can also be caused by lack of sleep, allergies, and habits that promote water retention. Under-eye bags are a cosmetic concern that can make people appear tired or under the weather.
Learn how to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags with quick remedies, long-term strategies and permanent cosmetic solutions.
Drink plenty of water
: Under-eye bags are often caused by the retention of water due to high salt concentration in the area, one might wake up with bags after eating a salty dinner or crying; whether it’s from tears or food, salt can draw water to your face and cause it to collect under your eyes. Flush excess salt from your system by drinking water. avoid salty foods for the rest of the day. Also stay away from drinks that cause you to become dehydrated, like coffee and alcohol.
Put on some concealer
: Concealing under-eye bags and circles with a little make-up is the quickest and most effective solution, the right make-up can greatly reduce the appearance of bags and keep you looking fresh all day. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone, if your under-eye bags are dark, you can also go one shade lighter. Apply the concealer with your finger or a cotton ball, make sure you dab it on lightly instead of rubbing it into your skin. The make-up will conceal your bags more effectively if it stays on the surface of your skin. Follow the concealer with a brush of powder to help it set and stay in place all day, use a matte powder (not one with shimmer) and a blush brush to apply a little powder under your eyes.
Eyeliner and mascara: When you heavily line the top eyelid of your eyes only, you leave the eyes looking bright and open and call attention to your eyelid instead of your eye bags. Define the upper lid only, instead of closing your eye in by lining both the top and bottom, then apply two coats of volumizing mascara on the top only to finish your wide-eyed look.
: Dark bags under the eyes can create creases and valleys under the surface of your eyes, this makes for a prime place for make-up to slide into and create a caked, creased surface. By starting your make-up regiment with a primer, you set the skin so your make-up lasts longer, a must if you’re covering bags and circles under your eyes for a day out. Just dot a small amount under your eyes and blend outwards to create a flawless surface for make-up.
Lipstick: Dab lipstick under your eyes , blend in with your hand and rub in.