How do I cover under-eye bags?
It depends how bad your under-eye bags are, but the only way to cover them is with a lightweight concealer. This will disguise any shadows and discolouration in the eye bags and may make them look a bit less obvious, but it won’t get rid of them.
What gets rid of under-eye bags fast?
Nothing gets rid of eye bags fast unless your eye bags are the result of a bit of temporary puffiness, say, from drinking too much alcohol the night before, in which case trying some of the home remedies I’ve described above may do the trick. There are some cosmetic products that reduce the appearance of eye bags by forming a film across the skin, which shrinks as it dries, and so can hold the skin in for a number of hours. The only one I have tried left my skin so sore when I took the product off that it gave me worse eye bags the next morning than I had started with the previous day, so I would advise caution if you are tempted to give these a go.
How can I prevent under-eye bags?
Living a healthy lifestyle – which includes getting enough sleep, eating plenty of vegetables, drinking lots of water, taking a reasonable amount of exercise — can help. So can using sunscreen every day, to reduce the speed at which the skin in the eye area becomes damaged and starts to sag. But if your genes have decided to give you eye bags, they will win, however much you try to stop them.
There are several serums designed for the eye area that contain retinol, which helps strengthen the skin. While this is a good approach, do start slowly with any retinol-based product as it’s strong stuff that the skin needs some time to get used to.
What foods cause bags under the eyes?
If you are allergic to any foods, then eating these may cause under-eye bags. Apart from this, alcohol is something that brings on puffy eye bags, the following morning, in many people. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), the flavour-enhancing additive, is another common culprit. For some people, high-salt foods prompt eye bags, too.
What dermatologist treatments are there for under-eye bags?
A dermatologist is likely to offer similar non-surgical tweakments to those mentioned above. They may also work on pinpointing any allergies that could be causing eye bags, and provide you with prescription medications to alleviate these.