Say you have that big important meeting, a date or an interview, and you look so tired. Not to mention the dark puffy circles under your eyes. The following are natural home remedies on how to get rid of eye bags;
How to get rid of eye bags using tea bags
Crazy as it sounds, tea bags have an anti-swelling effect that comes in handy when we want to calm down an agitated swelling. All you have to do is soak two tea bags in warm water and place it over your eyelids. Then cover them with a soft cloth and leave it like that for about half an hour. Do this several times a day and you are good to go
Work that cucumber
You know that cooling effect you get when you bite on a cucumber? Yes, that’s exactly what you need for your eyes. Not only will it cool the swelling down, it will also hydrate the surrounding dark area. It is one of the simplest procedures; you just have to slice the cucumber and put two slices on your eyes. Leave it on for ten minutes and switch on to two other slices. Repeat as many times as you would like.
(You can go the extra mile and refrigerate the slices before placing them on your eyes)
Essential oils for the dark circles
You can take any combination of essential oils and massage onto the dark swollen areas. My personal favorite is a combination of lavender, lemon and chamomile oil. Take a drop of each, mix and slowly but accurately massage on to the dark area. Be careful not to let them get into your eyes though, it is highly irritable.
Egg white for your puffy eyes
If you need a little more than just how to get rid of eye bags, then this should be your go-to. Not only does it reduce the swelling, it also gets rid of wrinkles (or avoid them given you have none). The simple procedure involves separating the egg white from the egg yolk. After, whisk the egg white and using a make-up brush, carefully apply it on the areas surrounding your eyes. Let it dry and after fifteen minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is one of the emergency “tools” that you should be carrying around in your purse. It is anti-aging and, in this situation, a toner. It will remove the dark circle and cool down the swelling. Just apply the gel on our areas of interest (avoiding contact with the eye) and leave it on for ten or so minutes. Then rinse it off with cool. Do so twice a day and you will see results in no time.
A cold spoon
This has to be the craziest thing you’ve heard all day, but it works. The idea here is to relax your blood vessels and contract it, that way, the swelling goes down. Just refrigerate two spoons for say fifteen minutes, then press the bulging sides onto your eyes. Leave it like so for about ten to fifteen minutes and repeat as many times in a day as you’d like.
Above all, make sure to get enough sleep.