As you get older you probably have noticed that you are beginning to develop wrinkles on your face as well as dark circles underneath your eyes and loose bags of skin filled with retained fluids. These are natural signs of getting older however they might be making you appear older than you would like to. You can eliminate eye bags in a variety of methods and you may as well prevent them from occurring if you understand their causes. The reasons of bags under your eyes may be put into two different categories based on your control over them.
One group of eye bag causes is beyond a person’s control. These are things like the natural modifications which happen in the skin layers as it gets older and a person’s genetics and heredity. The amount of the skin protein collagen which the body produces decreases as with advancing age. Collagen is the natural body protein which helps to keep the skin layers supple, flexible and young looking. Aging also causes the skin layers to get thinner in texture as it stretches and the web of tissues that support it will become weaker. These reasons cause the formation of unsightly eye bags and dark circles under the eyes.
The genetic makeup which you inherited from your parents and other ancestors is a major factor in whether or not you will have problems with puffy eye bags because your genes dictate the healthiness of your skin. If your parents suffered from having bags in the eye then you probably will too. Does that imply that you should give up and not try to get rid of eye bags? You should not give up because there are plenty of other factors that cause the problem that you can control and there are also ways to eliminate eye masses and bags that have formed already.
If you are a smoker then you are causing a lot of damage to your skin and making it age quicker. If you wish to get rid of eye bags then you have to stop smoking. Taking in too much sodium in your diet is one more factor which is a common cause of saggy eye bags. Excessive salt causes your body to retain water and if the fluid gathers around your eyes then eye dark bags are the result. You should also wear a sunscreen lotion and sunglasses when outdoors to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.
A wholesome diet that is made up of lots of fresh vegetables, whole grain products and oily, cold water fish can provide your body with antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids that help keep the skin healthy and youthful. Regular physical activity stimulates the circulatory system and that increases blood flow to help your body remove toxins and drain excess fluids and fats from bags under the eyes. Chilled objects placed on the eyes can effectively remove puffy eye dark bags on a temporary basis. Green tea bags are especially helpful because they contain a chemical substance with anti-inflammatory qualities that helps to minimize swelling.