Get Rid of Those Eyes Bags

pguims By pguims, 5th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Eye bags are “pretty” mess. So don't just whine about them. Keep rid of them!

Get Rid of Those Eyes Bags

They say that the “eyes are the windows to our soul”. But if the windows are baggy and unsightly, would others care to look inside?

Eye bags are “pretty” mess. When they are too big, they catch more attention than the eyes or the whole face does. They generally weigh down your appearance. They often give you a stressed and sick look even if you actually have good sleep.

Eye bags appear when the tissues around the eyes, called the orbits, accumulate fluid and swell. The skin around the eyes is usually thinner and more delicate than the rest of the facial skin so the puffiness is obvious. Aside from genetics, eye bags are caused by any of the following: aging, droopy cheek muscles, sinus infection, thyroid or kidney problem, fatigue and lack of sleep, oversleeping, hormonal imbalances, overworked eye muscles, food and dust allergies, iron deficiency, caffeine addiction, smoking, menstruation, and toxicity.

To prevent and provide remedy to eye bags, here are some points to consider.

1. Eat healthy foods and avoid processed foods. Consume natural food sources of vitamins A, C and E, such as carrots and dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, bell peppers, nuts, and seeds.

2. Eat foods that help keep your body from retaining water. Potassium-rich foods like strawberries, tomatoes, bananas, papaya and yogurt are excellent examples. Green tea and coconut water are also good natural diuretics. Vitamin C and B6 supplements also aid in the discharge of body’s excess fluids.

3. Drink enough water every day. Consume raw fruits and vegetables that also contain high amounts of quality, mineral-rich water, such as cucumbers, grapes, and watermelon.

4. Avoid alcohol, coffee, white sugar, fried foods, carbonated drinks, gravy, soy sauce and food containing monosodium glutamate since they promote retention of fluids inside the body.

5. Always maintain your iron level at good state. Spinach, broccoli, and dried fruits are excellent sources of iron. Iron supplements will do as well.

6. Control salt and sodium intake. The maximum level is at 2,000 milligrams each day, but the ideal is not to go beyond 1,000 milligrams.

7. Perform facial exercise regularly. Place both index fingers on the sides of the nostrils and apply gentle pressure on the two areas for ten seconds. You can repeat this five times.

8. Have enough sleep daily. Fix your body clock, go to bed on time, and sleep for seven to eight hours. If possible, elevate head while sleeping to prevent the gravitational redistribution that is associated with eye swelling.

9. Apply cold cucumber slices on your eyes. Many are attesting to the efficacy of it. Just freeze two slices of cucumber for half an hour and then place both on closed eyes for fifteen minutes.

10. Keep yourself free from stress. Maintain optimism and fit lifestyle. Nothing beats a healthy and clean mind and body.


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author avatar Rathnashikamani
5th Mar 2011 (#)


Healthy tips for beautiful eyes.

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author avatar muthusamy
7th Mar 2011 (#)

Excellent tips towards eye protection

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author avatar Denise O
1st Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for sharing.:)

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