For those people who take particular care of their looks, especially their face, bags under the eyes are a real nightmare. No matter how beautiful your eyes may be, if they are underlined by dark bags, your stunning gaze may be impacted negatively, which would be a tragedy!
Bags under your eyes make one look a bit depressed, like someone who doesn’t get enough rest or sleep, or someone who is endlessly perturbed. We all know that we don’t want bags under our eyes, but have you ever thought about the reason behind this puffiness?
What Are Eye Bags?
‘Eye-bags’ is obviously not the scientific term for this condition; it actually has a much more interesting name: Periorbital puffiness. Basically, this refers to the swelling of the tissues around the eyes. This region is called an orbit. An orbit is the socket in which an eye sits. For this reason, the swelling in the tissues of that area is what we call eye bags (or “puffy eyes” or swelling around the eyes)
Causes of Eye Bags
Although there are a number of factors that are considered to be potential causes of eye bags, let’s have a look at some of the most common. The most common cause which is associated to eye-bags is lack of enough sleep. This is probably because if one sleeps significantly less in a given day, then the next day there will be visible puffiness around one’s eyes. This is why many people directly associate eye bags with a lack of sleep.
Remember one of those nights when you said NO to sleep because you had failed to prepare for an exam the next day and walked to school with swollen eyes?
It’s interesting to note that not only can a lack of sleep cause eye bags, but also oversleeping, so if you want to keep your eyes looking fresh and attractive, get your rest!
Another factor that causes eye bags is age. This is because as a person ages, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and weaker. This leads to swelling or drooping of the skin, which appear as eye bags. Interestingly enough, gravity is considered the villain here, as gravity pulls everything downwards, including one’s skin (which is the largest organ of the human body). Therefore, as one ages (which also means that they continue to live under the effect of the force of gravity), the skin keeps on drooping, resulting in eye bags. Sadly we can’t do anything about aging. At least, not yet!