Black under-eye bags, caused by tiny leaky capillaries just below the surface of the skin that oxidises and turns dark blue, can age a woman by up to five years. The study, carried out at AMA Labs in theUS, found that in winter 82 % of women suffered black bags under eth eyes as opposed to just 38% in summer.[quote]In winter lower levels of vitamin D means that the skin becomes more transparent and so black bag are far more visible. In addition higher levels of fatigue in winter due to a drop in the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemical serotonin can also cause black bags and puffiness under the eyes.[/quote]
Once black bags appear on the skin, there is very little that can be done to get rid of them, but there are ways to reduce their appearance.
– Power naps during the day (20 minutes is enough)
– Cool eye compresses (green tea tea bags work well)
– Eye creams containing vitamin K
– Anti-inflammatory eye gels such as Skin Shop’s Dry Skin Eye Gel
– Placing slices of raw potato under the eyes at night
– Reducing salt intake