Although I’m a strong advocate for purchasing a product that’s specifically meant to cure your under eye bags, there are many other ways to treat this condition other than buying a specially formulated product. Under eye bags are inevitable in the game of aging. At one point or another, you will run into an issue where you can’t help but have to fight those bags under your eyes. When that time comes (if not already) you can look towards essential oils for help.
Why Use Essential Oils On Eye Bags?
Simple remedies that involve essential oils can help diminish or drastically reduce the presence of certain conditions associated with those aging eye bags. Now, what you probably don’t know is that eye bags can be caused by many different things. It’s not just aging, although it’s the main culprit. Things like allergies, fluid retention, irritation, local infections and more can actually cause the issues to occur. Hormonal imbalances or changes bring on the condition as well.
I’m going to share a few simple ways that you can treat those ugly bags under your eyes prior to applying any essential oils.
Home Remedies To Treat Baggy Eyes
Cold Water – First thing you can try is to simply splash your face with some cold H2O. Sometimes splashing your face with chilly water can help wake things up and reduce the presence of those ugly under eyes.
Cold Spoon – Apply a cold spoon to your under eye area. You need to first let it cool in the refrigerator for 5-6 minutes. Place it under each eye and watch the bags disappear.
Tea – You can try applying some tea bags over your eyes. Brew some tea and let the bags cool a bit. You don’t want to put hot tea bags on your eyes. Once cool, then apply them to your eyes. Feel free to drink the tea as that will help as well because caffeine helps eliminate bags and dark circles by assisting with the draining of the fluid that’s built up in the area.
Essential Oils – You can also apply various essential oils to your under eyes to help get rid of the bags. Keep reading for specific essential oil recipes that you can try out.
IMPORTANT: It’s very important that you do not apply any of the essential oils to the upper eyelid region or too close to your eyes. Doing so can cause the oil to get into your eyes. This is terrible for your eyes so do not get any oil in them.
Types Of Essential Oils For Under Eye Treatment
Here are a half dozen different kinds of essential oils that can help improve under eye condition.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils that exist. It’s great for calming as well as draining the skin.
Essential Oil Lavender Recipe: Mix 1/4 of a teaspoon of coconut oil with a drop of lavender oil. Mix the solution with your finger and apply the mixture to your under eye region. Doing so will help remove the bags under your eyes as well as the wrinkles and lines.
Cypress essential oil helps due to the vasoconstricting effect that it has on your skin. It can reduce swollen areas of your under eyes and remove any fluid that exists.
Cypress Oil Eye Recipe: Simply mix a dab of cypress essential oil with a teaspoon of shea butter. Apply that mixture to your under eyes and reap the benefits of doing so!
Rosemary is an essential oil that has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce any inflammation. It can also help reduce the swelling that exists under your eyes.
Green Tea Rosemary Recipe: Take a cotton ball and dab it into some recently brewed and chilled green tea. Add a small amount of rosemary essential oils to your cotton and dab the liquid under your eye. This will help make your skin tighter. It’s also guaranteed to tone things up and reduce any swelling that might exist.
If you’re brave enough to use the lemon essential oil then you’re going to be receiving a ton of antioxidants. These antioxidants are really great for your skin.
Lemon Essential Oil Recipe: This is a simple recipe, all you need to do is mix lemon essential oil with a dab of aloe vera gel and apply it to the under eye region of your face. Your dark circles and bags will slowly begin to disappear. It’s super important that you do not get this mixture in your eye as it will sting badly.
Where To Buy Them
If you’re looking for essential oils, you can find them almost anywhere. I’ve been able to locate them at almost any Whole Foods or Fresh Market store. They can be a little expensive at these stores but they are worth it. You can probably find them available for purchase at any organic or homeopathic health food store.
If you don’t live near any of these types of stores, you can always try and locate them online at various retailers. I’d suggest starting with GNC or Amazon. Definitely, go with an online retailer that’s ver reputable.
If you’re still not sure what type of essential oils you should purchase to treat your under eye condition then you need to reach out to a professional or speak with a specialist. Try finding a store that carries essential oils and ask if someone that works their is an expert on them. They may be able to guide you in the right direction.
Lastly, be sure to test the oils on your arm to ensure that you don’t have an allergic reaction to this type of product.