DOZ Issue 30 April 2018 - Page 28

Grace and Beauty How to Naturally Get Rid of Bags Under Your Eyes Jovana A t least once, everyone has woken up looking swollen and tired, with dark circles around the eyes, taken one look at the mirror and thought – well, I’m going back to bed. But if this is something you are regularly faced with, going back to bed is really not an option. However, looking like a zombie all day long can seriously kill your mood, and I bet after a while you start to feel as tired as you look. Puffy eyes make you look older, fatigued, stressed and worn down. They can be caused by sleeping on your stomach, excess intake of salt, genetics and any condition that leads to water retention. With age, the skin under the eyes loses its firmness, and the retained water accumulates there, making it look ‘baggy.’ Allergies, eczema, cigarettes, « 28 DOZ Magazine April 2018 and alcohol can only make matters worse. One of the most popular natural remedies for puffy eyes is ice. Ice constricts the blood vessels and helps in reducing the swelling. However, there are ways to use coldness so that it takes less time for it to work and the results will be much better and longer lasting. So here’s which natural ingredients you can pair up with coldness to get rid of bags under your eyes once and for all: Cucumber I bet you’ve already heard of this one, many, many times. And there’s a good reason why cucumbers are everyone’s first thought when it comes to treating puffy eyes. Cucumbers contain high levels of antioxidants, which help