• Fountain of Youth Staff

Nine Causes of Under-Eye bags (and how to get rid of them)

After a late night or a good cry, anyone can experience bags under their eyes. But for some of us, the bags last long after the tears have dried.

For some people, the bags appear puffy and swollen. For others, they are simply rolls of excess skin beneath the eyes.

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Typically, under-eye bags are nothing to be concerned about, but they can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. They can also be signs of some unhealthy habits that you should consider changing. See your doctor if you have swelling that’s severe, painful, itchy or won’t go away.1


Causes of bags under the eyes

If you have ever wondered what causes those unattractive bulges, you are not alone. Let’s review some of the common causes of under-eye bags, according to the Mayo Clinic and WebMD.


Sleep issues

When you sleep, fluids settle in the tissue beneath your eyes. Getting too little sleep can cause your blood vessels to leak and mix with those fluids, leading to dark circles.


Allergies/sinus problems

In addition to stuffing up your nose, allergies cause swelling in sinus tissue, which can appear as puffiness under your eyes.


Tobacco use

The nicotine in tobacco disrupts your natural sleep patterns, which can cause fluids to collect beneath your eyes. Smoking also produces substances that break down the elasticity of the skin and the