Causes And Treatments For Under Eye Bags, Dark Circles And Wrinkles

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Under eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles can make you look tired and unhealthy and old long before your time. Understanding the different causes of under eye bags, wrinkles and dark circles can help you treat them so that you look young and healthy.

Everyone knows that as you age you are more likely to get those unsightly dark rings, bags and wrinkles, but these problems can often occur long before normal and may be the result of a number of things. Here are some of the common causes of eye bags and wrinkles.

  • Allergies and sinus infections
  • Excess drinking
  • rubbing your eyes
  • sleeping on your stomach or side
  • break down of collagen and elastin
  • dry skin under your eyes

Treatments for those under eye bags and wrinkles depend a large extent on what has caused these conditions in the first place. Some causes such as sleeping on your stomach or side are easy to treat simply by sleeping on your back with your head slightly raised. Other causes such as rubbing your eyes or excessive drinking may cause permanent damage which may require more involved treatments that may reduce those under eye bags and the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles.

Allergies and Sinus Infections

Under eye bags that are due to allergies and sinus infections are caused by a blockage of sinus cavities, which results in swelling and sometimes bruised looking circles under the eyes. These bags and bruises often disappear once you treat the underlying condition. Medications that help to relieve allergy symptoms or treat an infection often result in the reduction of under eye circles and bags.

Dry Skin

When skin becomes dehydrated it loses much of its natural smoothness and begins to wrinkle. Skin that has been dehydrated over a long period of time from using skin care products containing harsh ingredients or artificial fragrances, washing your skin in very hot water, or exposing it to the elements will permanently show the wrinkled effects of dehydration. By taking steps to prevent further drying of the delicate skin around the eyes, and finding a good natural moisturizer that helps your skin retain more moisture you can reduce the signs of those fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

Look for under eye serums or creams that contain ingredients such as Homeo Age, Bio-Active Keratin, some form of Co Q10, and honey as these ingredients all help to heal the skin and reduce or prevent wrinkles. You should also increase your water consumption.

Damage Caused By Rubbing The Eyes

Rubbing around the eye area where the skin is the thinnest will result in the breaking of capillaries. When capillaries break, blood leaks through the walls of the capillaries and pools underneath the eyes causing dark rings and bags. In order to treat bags and dark under eye circles caused by this action, you need to quit rubbing your eyes and find a good eye serum or cream that contains ingredients such as Eyeliss and Haloxyl. These two ingredients together will strengthen the capillary walls helping to prevent further leaking as well as targeting the accumulate hemoglobin that is causing those under the eye puffiness and dark rings.


As we grow older gravity causes certain areas of our body to sag including the area around the eyes, which results in both bags and wrinkles. This is due to large part to drop in production of collagen and elastin, which helps to keep our skin firm and toned. Gravity also plays a role in the appearance of bags that form under the eyes when you sleep on your side or stomach. By correcting you sleeping position and using an under eye cream that is all natural and contain some form of the Coenzyme Q10 you can help your skin step up the production of collagen which in return will help tighten the skin under your eyes, reducing some of that puffiness and wrinkling.

Of course, even the best eye serum or cream isn’t going to reduce long term eye bags dark circles and wrinkles overnight, however, there are some temporary steps you can take that will show at least some “instant and short term results” that may help until your eye serum or cream has a chance to begin the healing process.

Cold Compresses

For temporary reduction of under eye bags try using some form of a cold compress under the eyes. While using a washcloth soaked in cold water, or teabags that have been dipped into cold water will help to temporarily reduce under eye bags. Slicing a cold potato or thinly slicing a cucumber and soaking it in cold milk will both have the temporary effect of reducing under eye puffiness and lightening the dark rings around the eyes.

The best treatment for bags, rings, and wrinkles around the eyes is to take care of the skin in that area in the first place by using a good eye serum or cream and avoiding or correcting those activities that lead to those bags and wrinkles in the first place. Having healthy and younger looking skin around your eyes will not only help you to remain attractive, but will have a positive effect on your outlook as well.

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