Bags under your eyes are difficult to conceal and can make you look older than you actually are. Many people start to develop dark circles around their eyes as they get older and there are a number of other causes as well as natural ageing, such as lifestyle factors.
Not getting enough sleep, too much exposure to the sun, allergies, stress and your genetics can all contribute towards developing bags under the eyes. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of dark circles around your eyes, these methods should help:
Drink more water and reduce salt intake
Keeping your skin more hydrated keeps it looking fuller and plumper, which can stop bags from forming. The combination of not drinking enough water and consuming too much salt results in looking dehydrated, with the parts of your body that are most hydrated remaining puffy while the rest of the skin is drawn in.
Use vitamin E oil
A drop of Vitamin E oil applied to the area under your eyes can help to slow down the skin ageing process. You should leave it on your skin overnight and then rinse off with water when you wake up.
Drink less alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates your skin so regular drinking, especially if you are not drinking enough water, will take its toll on the skin under your eyes. Reducing or completely eliminating drinking will help to reduce the chance of getting bags under your eyes.
As well as making lifestyle changes to help reduce the appearance of bags under eyes, there are a number of highly effective treatments available, both surgical and non-surgical.
Due to the ageing process, we lose elasticity in the skin which leads to the sagging appearance under the eyes and in other areas but there are simple treatments that can reduce the appearance of tear troughs (eye bags).
Having a dermal filler injected into the tear trough area raises the hollow under the eyes so that the impression disappears or significantly reduces. This treatment gives the person a more youthful and fresher appearance. This non-surgical process is a quick procedure offered by SkinViva by medically qualified Aesthetics Clinicians.
It is important that dermal filler injections are only ever provided by fully trained professionals to avoid unwanted side effects and issues such as bumps and lumps. At SkinViva, we always provide a consultation before a treatment, to discuss the client’s aesthetic goals.
Once the Clinician has gathered the required information, they perform a skin assessment so that they can recommend the best treatment plan specifically for your skin. If the recommended treatment is a dermal filler, then the Clinician will discuss the procedure and answer any questions that the client may have.
Injectable fillers in the tear trough area will usually last between 1-2 years. The treatment will then start to fade and the treatment can be repeated to provide long-lasting results. When you have dermal fillers, it is important to follow aftercare instructions to reduce the chance of any issues and SkinViva provides comprehensive aftercare support for all clients.
Find out more about the different treatments available and book a consultation with one of our expert Aesthetics Clinicians.