Published: March 30, 2023
Dealing with eye bags is never easy. While being clever-handed with your concealer can help to mask them for a few hours, smoothing and de-puffing your complexion long-term requires a fair bit of commitment.
Since eye bags can be caused by so many different factors (which we’ll explain in more detail further down), eradicating their appearance usually requires a multi-pronged approach. In addition to making a few simple lifestyle changes, you also need to be using the right skin care products.
What Causes Eye Bags to Appear in the First Place?
For many people, eye bags are inevitable. Genetics plays a major role in determining whether or not you’ll be blessed with eye bags. So, if your parents or grandparents were prone to eye bags, then there’s a high chance that you will have inherited this too.
However, even those with perfect genes often have to deal with this common skin concern, especially as they age. The aging process thins out the delicate skin around the eyes, making it more prone to swelling and discoloration.
Hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure can lead to eye bags too, as can allergies, eczema, and a general lack of sleep.
The Best Skin Care for Eye Bags
Whatever the cause of your eye bags may be, chances are that you want them gone ASAP. So, let’s now take a look at some of the skin care products and ingredients that you should be using if you want to tackle the appearance of your eye bags.
The CBDGöld Eye Serum Concentrate
Eye serums are a great way to de-puff and lighten the complexion. Unlike regular facial serums, these formulas have been designed specifically for the thinner and more fragile skin around the eyes. This makes them more effective at dealing with eye-related skin concerns.
Having said that, not all eye serums are created equally. Some will get the job done far better than others. To save yourself from having to test out multiple products in order to find one that works, look for an eye serum that has been made with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to reduce the visibility of eye bags.
You’ll find several in the CBDGöld Eye Serum Concentrate. To start with, it contains ascorbic acid, which is the purest form of vitamin C. Studies show that vitamin C is able to plump up the look of the skin. This helps to smooth away the visibility of eye bags. At the same time, it lightens the look of the shadows and discoloration that often accompany eye bags.
Licorice root extract, grape stem cells, and aloe vera will also help to even out the look of the skin around your eyes. Meanwhile, sodium hyaluronate and a multi-peptide blend work to thicken the feel of your skin. This makes eye bags less noticeable.
The CBGöld Facial Toner
Another ingredient worth using if you want to smooth away the look of eye bags is niacinamide. Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide has been proven to reduce the appearance of discoloration while boosting how strong the skin barrier feels. This gives the skin underneath the eyes a thicker and more supple finish, which helps to do away with the look of eye bags.
One of our favorite ways to treat the skin to a dose of niacinamide is with our CBGöld Facial Toner. You’ll find it in the CBGöld Cleansing Elixir Kit.
Since a toner is applied immediately after cleansing, its ingredients have direct access to your skin cells. There isn’t any dirt or excess oil blocking the way. It won’t have to fight past any other skin care products either.
Our toner not only contains niacinamide, but it’s also infused with glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Both of these ingredients are powerful humectants. They bind moisture to the skin, providing intense hydration. As a result, skin cells look plumper and fuller, which makes eye bags look less obvious.
The CBDGöld Midnight Melting Mask
A face mask is a great weekly treat for your skin, especially if you’re battling with specific visible skin concerns. When it comes to the appearance of eye bags, look for a face mask that will hydrate and soothe the feel of your skin.
One formula that will do this well is our exquisite CBDGöld Midnight Melting Mask. Unlike other face masks that are designed to be removed after 10-15 minutes, this formula liquifies after it has been applied. By melting into the skin, it’s able to provide long-term hydration.
The vitamins in this mask will also help to smooth and firm the look of your eye area. Studies show that derivatives of vitamin A can improve the appearance of puffiness, under-eye darkness, and skin texture, making it a very effective multitasker. It works even better when combined with vitamin E, which is also present in this mask.
If your eye bags have been caused by the aging process, then your skin will love the many antioxidants that this mask provides. They come from the numerous botanical extracts in this formula. Each one is a rich and natural source of antioxidants. From chokeberry and acai berry to mangosteen and pomegranate, this superfruit-filled mask can make the complexion look years younger.
The CBDGöld Timeless Age-Defying Syringe
When using skin care products to tackle the appearance of eye bags, you usually have to wait a while before you see results. However, if you’re looking for an instant improvement in your complexion, then the CBDGöld Timeless Age-Defying Syringe is worth investing in.
Most people rave about this product for how it can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It primarily works by smoothing and plumping the complexion. As a result, this means that it can help to diminish the visibility of eye bags and puffiness too, as it gives the skin a much firmer finish.
How exactly does it work? There are a number of ingredients in this formula that contribute to its fast-acting effects. From acetyl hexapeptide-8 and DMAE to multiple vitamins and complexion-smoothing botanicals, this advanced solution is packed with powerful compounds.
Even better, its unique applicator makes it so easy to directly apply the product to your eye bags. Rather than having to use your fingers and waste small amounts of product, you can simply position the applicator directly over the skin underneath your eyes. Then, press down on the syringe to release the product before gently tapping it into your skin.
Sun Protection Products
Remember how we mentioned that aging usually causes eye bags to appear? Well, sun exposure is something that majorly accelerates the aging process. In fact, up to 80% of the visible signs of skin aging, including the thin skin and puffiness underneath your eyes, can be attributed to UV rays.
So, while sun protection won’t necessarily directly reduce the appearance of your eye bags, it will definitely prevent them from looking even more noticeable.
Ideally, you should be using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 each and every day. This applies no matter the time of year. Make sure that you’re covering every inch of exposed skin with the product, including all of the nooks and crannies around your eyes. Even your eyelids need a smear of sunscreen too!
In addition to applying sunscreen each morning, you’ll also need to reapply it throughout the day. Most sunscreens will only provide protection for a few hours. After this, your skin will be left vulnerable once again. With the eyes receiving so much sun exposure, it’s crucial to stay on top of keeping the skin that surrounds them well protected.
Other Ways to Diminish the Look of Eye Bags
Using the right skin care products is key when it comes to smoothing away the look of eye bags. However, you’ll see results much sooner if you make a few lifestyle changes too…
Treat Your Allergies
If you suffer from allergies, then this could be the reason behind your eye bags. Allergies are notorious for causing puffiness under the eyes, along with redness, watering, and itching.
Ideally, try to work out what your potential allergens are, so that you can avoid triggers as much as possible. It may also be worth speaking to your doctor about anti-allergy medications that could help you.
Catch Up on Your Beauty Sleep
Not getting enough sleep at night causes the blood vessels to dilate. This happens all over the face and body, but since the skin underneath the eyes is particularly thin, those blood vessels show through the skin in the form of eye bags and dark circles.
If you know that your sleep has been lacking lately, then put some effort into ensuring that you start getting more rest. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night. This in itself could help to do away with your eye bags once and for all.
Keep Your Head Elevated While You Sleep
It’s not just how often you sleep that matters – how you sleep is important too.
Ideally, you should be keeping your head elevated as much as possible. Why? Because this helps to prevent fluid from pooling up underneath your eyes while you snooze, therefore lowering your chances of waking up with puffy eye bags.
Two or more pillows are usually sufficient for keeping the head elevated. However, there are also special wedge pillows available that can help to keep your head propped up in a way that better supports your neck.
Improve Your Diet
A balanced diet is a must for healthy-looking skin. Consuming all of the nutrients that your skin cells need to thrive will help to prevent a whole host of skin issues, including eye bags.
Of course, in addition to eating the right foods, you’ll need to balance this out by cutting back on the wrong foods too. Salty foods are known for increasing fluid retention in the body, which causes eye bags, while alcohol dehydrates the skin and leads to puffiness around the eyes.
Whether it takes you a few days or a few months, it’s definitely possible to reduce the appearance of eye bags with the use of the right skin care products. Add in a few lifestyle improvements too and you’ll start to notice that your eye area looks smoother, firmer, and tighter in no time!