When it comes to youthful-looking, healthy skin, a big part of that is looking well-rested and glowy. 

Dark circles and bags in the under-eye area can be annoying to deal with – but you don't have to put up with them forever!

Here are a few tips and tricks to help get rid of pesky under-eye bags and puffiness.

What causes bags under your eyes and dark circles?

The skin underneath your eyes is thin and more delicate than other parts of the body, meaning darkness and puffiness in this area shows up more easily.

Genetics can also play an important role here, as does your diet and sleeping habits. Allergies (which can cause you to rub your eyes more frequently than usual) can also be a factor.

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and elasticity, which means it becomes thinner. This can also accentuate puffy under-eyes and dark circles.

Preventive measures

In the long term, making sure you get plenty of sleep and staying hydrated can help reduce any unwanted volume under the eyes. Try sleeping face-up to reduce fluid build-up overnight, and avoid rubbing at your eyes.

Your diet also comes into play, as too much alcohol and salt will dehydrate your skin and add to the problem. Combat this with a healthy, balanced diet and make sure you're using gentle, hydrating skincare products to nourish your skin overnight.

How to treat dark circles and under-eye bags

Eye cream is a good topical solution. Look for something moisturising and gentle enough not to irritate this sensitive area, but as the same time, it should pack a punch when it comes to brightening and firming. Our top pick? The Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream from Murad, which helps minimise the appearance of ageing and dark circles.

For more information on how to treat any skin conditions or concerns you might have, book in for your free consultation with our team of skin experts.