Posted March 21, 2012
If you're prone to waking up with undereye bags, or allergy season has you looking like you just left the boxing ring, here are some great natural remedies:
Apply hemorrhoid cream to the undereye, careful to avoid the eye itself. The steroidal ingredient in the cream will help reduce inflammation and soothe the puffiness. It's vasoconstrictor component will reduce blood flow to the area, which will also help diminish any dark bags. The cream usually contains a moisturizer that will help to keep the undereye supple. (Take caution when using a hemorrhoid cream that contains a large amount of menthol. It's minty scent will wake you up but could also make you tear up!)
Another option is tea bags. Steep them in hot water for several minutes and then allow them to cool in the fridge. Once they are cold, apply one bag to each eye. Green and black teas contain tannins and caffeine that naturally reduce puffiness and tighten the skin. Plus, this is a great way to recycle your bags after your tea is brewed!