Unexpected Causes of Under-Eye Bags & How to Get Rid of Them

Obviously, under-eye bags are from sleep, right? Only sometimes is this the case! Your under-eye area is one of your face’s most delicate and sensitive parts, and dealing with under-eye bags can be frustrating. 

Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, researched and compiled a list of unexpected causes of under-eye bags that might surprise you. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Our medical professionals will guide you on getting rid of those pesky under-eye bags and restoring your natural glow. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the science behind these unexpected causes and the solutions that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

1. Genetics

Did you know that genetics can play a role in developing under-eye bags? In addition to allergies and hormonal changes, hereditary factors can contribute to dark and puffy under-eye bags. In particular, genetics can affect the thickness and elasticity of the skin and the underlying muscles and fat, leading to the formation of under-eye bags.

It’s important to note that while genetics cannot be altered, specialized skincare products and treatments are available at Club West Med Spa that can help manage under-eye bags caused by hereditary factors. In addition, managing allergies and hormonal changes, including using eye drops and taking antihistamines, can reduce the impact of under-eye bags.

2. Dehydration

When our bodies are dehydrated, our skin tends to hold onto water. This water retention can lead to the skin becoming dull and saggy. Dehydration can also dry out the mucous membranes, including the lining of the eyes, leading to dry eyes and potential eye irritation. To avoid this problem, staying adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using hydrating eye creams to keep the skin around the eyes moisturized is essential. Look for ingredients like retinol and peptides in your eye creams to help reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness.

3. Sun Exposure

Did you know that sun exposure increases the appearance of under-eye bags? Prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Collagen keeps the skin firm and tight, while elastin allows the skin to bounce back after being stretched or moved. When these fibers are damaged, the skin beneath the eyes may sag and appear puffy, forming under-eye bags. It is crucial to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from sun exposure by wearing sunglasses and hats and applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

4. Lifestyle Habits

While sleepless nights and genetics can contribute to the appearance of under-eye bags, certain lifestyle habits can also play a role. Did you know that smoking cigarettes dehydrates the skin and can accumulate fluid beneath the eyes, resulting in puffiness and dark circles? And that’s not all – smoking can also cause damage to the skin’s elastin and collagen, which leads to loss of elasticity and firmness – increasing the appearance of under-eye bags.

Additionally, excessive salt and alcohol consumption can contribute to the appearance of under-eye bags. But don’t worry – making healthy choices can help prevent under-eye bags from forming. A balanced diet and regular exercise can work wonders for your skin. At Club West Med Spa, we offer a range of skincare treatments and routines that can help reduce and eliminate under-eye bags.

Professional Treatment for Under-Eye Bags

As a trusted source for both relaxation and results-driven treatments, Club West Med Spa offers a range of professional options to address under-eye bags. It’s important to note that consulting with a professional is essential to determine the most suitable treatment for your needs, as every client’s unique skin type and lifestyle must be considered. Our team will recommend the treatment option best suited to your situation as we help guide you toward a lifestyle of wellness and self-care.

Dermal Fillers

By carefully applying hyaluronic acid-based fillers, we strategically restore lost volume and plump hollow areas, and smooth the skin, effectively minimizing the appearance of under-eye bags and rejuvenating the entire eye area. Trust in our expertise at Club West Med Spa to deliver natural-looking results that will leave you feeling refreshed and confident.

Medical Facials

Using advanced techniques and specialized products, our medical facials effectively target the underlying causes of under-eye bags, such as inflammation and poor circulation, to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and promote a brighter, firmer, and more rejuvenated under-eye area. Trust in our expertise and experience the transformative results of our medical facials as we help you achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance.

Contact Club West Med Spa

Various factors, including smoking, excessive salt consumption, and alcohol consumption, can cause under-eye bags. However, making positive changes to your lifestyle can help prevent and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. At Club West Med Spa, our medical professionals can guide you in restoring your natural glow and feeling confident again. You can achieve lasting results through our range of skincare treatments and routines tailored to your needs. Don’t hesitate to take the first step towards wellness and self-care – book a consultation or get more information today by contacting us. Trust us; you’re in capable hands.