You've spent the entire week working long hours on a project and haven't gotten nowhere near enough sleep. You get up for work on Friday morning and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Whoa...You've got some serious eye baggage going on. Dark, puffy bags under the eyes aren't attractive and they can make you look much older than you actually are.
While genetics does play a role in the development of eye bags, there are a handful of things you may be to do to get rid of the bags under your eyes. Getting more sleep is the obvious answer, but we recognize this isn't always an option. Here are 5 other things you can try to reduce or eliminate the bags under your eyes.
1. Be Cool.
A cool compress for 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening can work wonders when it comes to relieving eye bags. It helps reduce inflammation and may help your eyes look less puffy. We've all seen the commercials with beautiful models covering their eyes with cucumber slices. This trick actually works. If you aren't in the mood for slicing cukes, a cool washcloth will work every bit as well.