How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles And Bags Under Your Eyes

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Get Rid Of Those Eye Bags & Dark Circles !

Under eye bags and puffiness have many different possible causes, grouped into diet, lifestyle, heredity, and medical reasons. If hereditary causes (fat bags, poor blood flow, thin skin) leave you with very few solutions, and medical causes (water retention, hormonal changes, bad blood circulation, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, toxins) require the help of health practitioners, you have total control over the many dietary and lifestyle causes.

But don't take our word for it. Here's how to get rid of dark circles and how to get rid of bags under eyes, without using any chemicals and keeping things 100 percent natural.

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1. Spot the cause and adjust.

Common culprits are: stress, allergies from food, cosmetics, chemicals, dust, smoking, tiredness, fatigue, alcohol intake, excess of salty food, fat accumulation, and shortage of vitamin K. Single out which ones are to blame and then adjust.

Sleep more (even if it's a 5-minute power nap during the day), change your cosmetics to organic ones, drink more water, practice stress-reducing activities (yoga, fitness, swimming), and improve your diet.

2. Make and use your own DIY masks.

Have fun with the content of your fridge. For DIY recipes of easy face and eye masks, visit my Pinterest Board or do a quick Google search. I only recommend recipes with common ingredients, and  you can even use aspirin tablets or red wine.

3. Practice eye rejuvenation self-acupressure.

Acupressure is a finger pressure technique, often called "acupuncture without needles." Originally a healing art, it can be applied to other areas — beauty and anti-aging for instance. By applying pressure on the right spots around the eyes, you can drain lymph and other secretions, improve blood circulation, and balance and strengthen the vital energy flow in the zone.

Vital energy connects all spheres of your being: physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual. By working on the deeper levels of the vital energy, you access all these spheres and work on the causes of any tension, which usually translates in tension around the eyes. You improve your well-being, which, in turn, relaxes the eyes zone.

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Anne Cossé is the author of Sleep Better, Safe & Easy Relief with Self-Acupressure, and Facial Rejuvenation Acupressure: Look 10 Years Younger.