Baggy eyes will make anyone look older. Unfortunately, these can also be one of the first noticeable signs of an aging complexion. Baggy eyes can be the result of stress or poor sleep habits, or they can also be “in the genes.” Since your eyes are one of your most noticeable facial features, it’s not unreasonable to hope for a baggy eye treatment. Rubbing your eyes can lead to red, baggy eyes, as can any habits that ultimately lead to rubbing your eyes. Remember that the skin around the eyes is very thin and full of blood-bearing capillaries. This means that the area around the eyes is very easily irritated and, as the capillaries become bruised or broken, you can develop dark under eye circles and baggy eyes. Certain habits like drinking, smoking and eating a high-sodium diet can dry out the eyes, causing them to become red and irritated. This, in turn, will result in more frequent rubbing of the eyes, which leads to skin damage and baggy eyes. Anything you can do to cut down on this behavior will be beneficial. Finally, heavy sun exposure can do double damage to baggy eyes; first, UV rays cause skin damage, while squinting against the sun results in repetitive muscle contractions, which lead to more wrinkles.
The right solution for you will depend on the severity of your baggy eyes, and on the root cause of your condition. If you believe that your baggy eyes are genetic, start by consulting with a reliable plastic surgeon to find out if you might be a good candidate for baggy eye surgery. This procedure is more formally known blepharoplasty, and it typically involves either sucking excess fat out of the under eye area via small incisions, or tightening the skin around the eyes in a procedure similar to a more traditional facelift. By all reports, this procedure is relatively risk-free, recovery time is minimal, and results are almost always satisfactory. However, corrective baggy eye surgery is still a cosmetic surgical procedure, and this could be a more expensive and uncomfortable experience than you had in mind when you first decided to get your baggy eyes looked at.
The second tool in your arsenal is taking preventive measures. When you go outside, make sure to wear a hat or sunglasses if you’re gong to be spending a considerable amount of time in the sun. By shading your eyes, you will squint less, which saves this sensitive area of skin from wear and tear. Similarly, try to avoid behaviors like drinking and eating high sodium foods that have been known to dehydrate the body. One of the first things to dry out are your eyes, which leads to eye irritation, which leads to rubbing the eyes. This, in turn, leads to skin damage around the sensitive eye area.