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What Are Eye Bags?

Eye Bag are mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes. Eye bags and dark circles is a natural part of ageing process. As we get older, the fat under our skin’s surface starts to droop, and this misplacement of fat is what leads to bags under the eyes. Additionally, the ligaments and muscles that hold the fat together within our face begin to weaken with age. This causes our skin to sag and eye bags become more visible.
This is also a breakdown of the orbital fat and collagen under our eyes, and thinning of the skin which magnifies the appearance of blood vessels underneath the eye, resulting in dark circles.While some degree of puffiness may be normal for a given individual, factors such as age and fatigue may make the swelling more prominent.

What You Need to Know

With age the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including:

  • Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, hot, humid days), hormone levels or eating salty foods

  • Not getting enough sleep

  • Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness and itching

  • Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families

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