With Christmas just a few days away, your social calendar will likely be packed with holiday parties and catch-ups with family and friends. Whilst December may be the most wonderful time of the year, the festivities can also take their toll on your physical and mental health, which is why it’s more important now than ever to take extra care of yourself. One of the most common visible signs of lack of sleep and overexertion is dark circles and bags under the eyes. Although eye bags are a cosmetic issue and harmless to your health, a de-puffing treatment can work wonders in making you feel like the most youthful version of yourself.

If you’re feeling the effects of the holiday season, we’ve put together ten of our favourite natural remedies for keeping eye bags at bay, as well as the most popular aesthetic treatment for renewing your youthful glow.

Causes of eye bags

Undereye bags are pads of skin and fat that appear below the lower eyelids and are a common cosmetic concern that may cause you to appear tired or older than your years. Ageing is one of the leading causes of eye bags, with the skin around the eyes becoming thinner and losing elasticity, which can cause the fat around the eyes to protrude. Depending on your genetic makeup, you may be more prone to developing undereye bags prematurely. Still, there are several lifestyle factors which can cause circles to deepen. These include:

Sleep deprivation: Lack of sleep can result in a build-up of fluid in the skin around the eyes, causing them to become puffy and swollen.

Dehydration: Dehydration triggers your body’s survival instincts and can weaken your skin and reduce fluid levels — to the point where your under eyes appear saggy and sunken.

Alcohol consumption and tobacco usage: Alcohol is a diuretic which can severely dehydrate your body during and after consumption. Smoking is also a culprit for breaking down the collagen that helps keep skin firm.

December’s festivities can very quickly amplify existing skin issues and cause unwanted eye bags to flare up due to the perfect storm of factors associated with celebratory nights out listed above.

 Natural remedies for eye bags

  1. Make time for sleep: Even if you have a new social engagement every other evening, building in a 20-minute nap before you head out or leaving a party an hour early when you know you have an early start the following day can make a world of difference.
  2. Stay hydrated: Mix in a water between each alcoholic drink to keep your skin firm and toned.
  3. Use a cold compress: Applying a cold compress or cucumber slices to your eyes can help reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes.
  4. Remove excess fluid: You can reduce the appearance of eye bags by avoiding salty foods that cause fluid retention.
  5. Use eye creams or gels: Look for products that contain caffeine, which can help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling Ingredients like retinol and vitamin C can also help firm and tighten the skin around the eyes.
  6. Lay off the cigarettes: It can be tempting to smoke more in social situations (even if you usually don’t), but you may regret your decision when your skin feels saggy the next day.
  7. Always take off your makeup: Even if it’s 2 am and you’re exhausted, you’ll give your skin a chance to breathe and repair itself overnight.
  8. Avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your skin: The under eyes are a delicate area that should be treated with care.
  9. Use an extra pillow: This will keep your head elevated through the night and stop fluid from collecting under your eyes.
  10. Try an aesthetics treatment: A targeted injectable procedure can drastically reduce puffiness without the need for surgery.

Our favourite tweakment for undereye circles

With the tremendous efficacy of aesthetic medicine, you don’t need to invest considerable time and money in expensive and invasive cosmetic surgery. Tear trough fillers are a type of injectable treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of dark circles or hollows under the eyes. They work by adding volume to the area under the eyes, which can help to smooth out the appearance of the skin and reduce the shadows that can create the appearance of dark circles. With a treatment time of around 15 minutes and little to no downtime post-procedure, tear trough fillers are the perfect pick-me-up to have you looking and feeling younger.

At Acquisition Aesthetics, we offer discounted treatments to model patients who attend our training days with the same level of excellence you’d expect from a leading cosmetics clinic. All injections are administered by advanced medical professionals and supervised by our faculty of world-class aesthetics trainers. If you’d like to book a treatment, you can do so online or by calling 0203 514 8757 or emailing models@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.

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