Eye bags or also known as panda eyes often arise with age. When the tissues and muscles that support the eyelids weaken. Generally only a matter of beauty or appearance, and rarely caused by a serious medical condition. The appearance will be more disturbing if the eye bags are accompanied by a circle under the eyes, mild swelling, until the skin is sagging and wrinkled. Aging, fatigue and lack of sleep are the main causes of eye bags and dark circles in your eyes.
To get rid of eye bags effectively, it’s good to know in advance what causes eye bags that you experience. Apart from aging and fatigue, there are various other factors that can trigger eye bags and dark circles in your eyes, including:
Increased melanin or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to allergies.
Damage to blood vessels.
Decreased fat under the eyes due to skin problems.
Eating too much caffeine and tobacco causes sleep deprivation.
Fluid retention due to weather changes, hormone levels, and salty foods.
Allergy or dermatitis which is accompanied by swelling, redness, and itching.
Stress and sun exposure.
Nasal congestion, anemia, until pregnancy.
How to get rid of eye bags and dark circles
Basically eye bags and dark circles are only a beauty problem that does not require specific treatment. Home care and a healthy lifestyle can be the right solution to eliminate eye bags, including:
Compress the eyes. Compress your eyes with a clean cloth that has been moistened with cold water. Compress the eyes for a few minutes with a little pressure on your eyes. You can use a bag containing green tea or a slice of cucumber as a compress. Or you can use an eye gel mask which is now on the market.
Improve your sleep hours with sufficient time, 7 to 8 hours a day.
Allergy medicine. If the conditions in your eyes are caused by allergies, then the way to get rid of eye bags and dark circles is to avoid allergens and take allergic drugs available in pharmacies or over using a prescription.
Whitening cream. This treatment can be a solution if your eye bags and dark circles are caused by too much melanin or suffering from hyperpigmentation. Usually, dermatologists will prescribe creams that contain lightening substances such as retinol, hydroquinone, kojic acid, green tea, vitamin C, or soy.
If your eye bags and dark circles don’t go away and you get even more severe swelling, and when lifestyle changes or other treatments don’t work, you can consider eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. The doctor will remove excess fat, muscle, and skin on your eyelids.
In addition to removing eye bags, blepharoplasty can also repair swollen eyelids, and reduce the excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids that can interfere with vision. However, you need to consult a doctor first before performing this operation, considering the risks that can be caused such as infection, dry eyes, vision problems to changes in the position of the eyelids.
Eye bags and dark circles are generally not a sign of a serious medical condition. Good luck trying to get rid of the eye bags above. However, you should contact your doctor if you experience severe eye and eye irritation that is severe and lasts long enough, and other symptoms that affect other parts of the body. Because the accompanying symptoms can be a sign of a more serious health condition such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis or inflammation of the eyelids, ptosis or drooping eyelids, cellulitis, skin infections, to thyroid disease.