How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes

Best Under Eye Concealer

You would think it’s summer, and I’ll have more time to catch up on sleep. But it’s just not happening. I stay late at night and then feel sleepy during the day. As a result, my dark under-eye circles are out of control. Today, I share five more tips and tricks on how to get rid of bags under the eyes in the most efficient way possible.

How to Use Tea Bags on Eyes

How to Use Tea Bags on Eyes

I’ve heard about the benefits of using tea bags on eyes. And it was not until recently when I finally decided to give this tip a go.

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and tannins that help to lighten the dark circles. It also contains caffeine that helps to reduce puffiness.

You don’t need any specific type of green tea to make this trick work. Just reuse tea bags from your morning’s cup of tea and place it under your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

Best Eye Cream for Bags and Puffiness

Elemis Pro-Collagen Evening Eye Cream

While all of the do-it-yourself tips are great and help to fix the problem fast, without proper skincare regimen, all these recipes are useless.

You could cover yourself in green tea bags and rice paper masks, but if you don’t use a good eye cream, you’ll never see the results.

Recently, I’ve been using and loving Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Eye Cream Duo. This luxury under-eye cream combo is designed to fight the around eye wrinkles and help with the under-eye circles.

Best Under Eye Concealer

Best Under Eye Concealer by Kevyn Aucoin

If you don’t have time for any of the tricks and products that I mentioned before, use an excellent high-end concealer to camouflage the problem area.

One of the best concealer for dark under-eye circles is Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer.

It’s one of the most lightweight and full coverage products that blur any discolorations and provides a flawless finish.

Chamomile Ice

How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes

I’m not the biggest fan of using anything cold on my skin, but the ice trick works for my under-eye circles.

Usually, I freeze a special batch of chamomile ice for the problem area as it helps to reduce swelling and help with puffy eyes.

I just add some chamomile tea into the ice freezing form and wait until it’s set.

Then, I’ll use one chamomile tea cube in the morning before washing my face.

Rice Paper Under Eye Mask

For centuries, rice paper is one of the most effective products to brighten up and moisturize your skin. It’s also an important “beauty product” in Russian natural skincare where it’s known for its under-eye brightening properties.

This affordable sheet mask recipe in one of the best examples of how to incorporate rice into your beauty routine.

  • Rice Paper

    Cut rice paper into quarters and place each piece of rice paper in warm almond milk for one minute.

    Don’t put them together, so they don’t stick to one another.

  • Application

    Apply each piece of rice paper under each eye area and let the mask work for 15 minutes.

There you have it: five tips on how to get rid of bags under eyes. I wonder if you already use any of these tips? Please share your thoughts on what’s helping you to fight the under-eye circles in the comments area below!

How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes


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  1. What fantastic ideas! I have just found another use for my green tea ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo

    Posted 11.10.17 Reply
  2. Elaine wrote:

    Thank you for the tips! Dark circles under my eyes are such a pain I’m always looking for ways to reduce them so will be giving a couple of your tips a try! X

    Posted 11.8.17 Reply
  3. Mariel wrote:

    Love your post! How would you compare KA Concieler to Tarte Shape Tape? Less coverage, but more hydrating..? And is it your fave concieler or have you find even better ones (for dark under eyes)?

    Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  4. Racheycakes27 wrote:

    I’m going to try these!

    Posted 8.19.17 Reply
  5. Hope Channell wrote:

    Thank you for the tips!

    Posted 8.18.17 Reply
  6. Paula Bojinoff wrote:


    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  7. Dana Rodriguez wrote:

    This sounds really nice. I love skincare products.

    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  8. Hope wrote:

    I need help with my under eye circles! I would love to win this!

    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  9. Robin wrote:

    I have great skin, but the one thing I’m always trying to correct is the dark circles under my eyes! Puffiness too! Seems like it’s genetic, but I’m still trying to find a product that will help with this.

    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
    • Have you tried any DIY treatments yet? There are quite effective especially if combined with an great eye cream!

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
      • Robin wrote:

        I’ve tried the green tea bags before. I usually take my used tea bags, and put them in the fridge in a plastic bag. I’ll definitely try the other suggestions you mentioned. Thank you! <3

        Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  10. lhayes wrote:

    I would love to try this because I’m tired of looking like a raccoon!

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
  11. Ace wrote:

    I’m in need of dark under eye help, would really appreciate the opportunity for any dark under eye help, I would love to see a difference trying your product.

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
  12. Janet OBrien wrote:

    Would love to try this product

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  13. Patricia Simpkin wrote:

    Sounds amazing; I would love to give your cream a try!

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  14. Love this post! You should definitely check out the Dermalogical undereye de-puffing cream too. I’m sure you’ll love it! Lately I’ve had a lot of late nights working, green tea and cool compresses all work well. Both to wake me up and reduce swelling.

    xoxo – Kelly

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Thank you for the recommendations, Kelly! I love the brand for their face oil, peel, and lip treatment, but I haven’t tried the eye cream yet — I’ll make sure to check it out!

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  15. Gina Stevens wrote:

    I would love to try this eye cream.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  16. Laura wrote:

    This looks great! Love it!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  17. Debra Holloway wrote:

    This would be great for me as long as there is no aloe in it.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  18. Jeo wrote:

    I have huge bags under my eyes and would love to try

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  19. Jenandjason Raska wrote:

    Can’t wait to try

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  20. Raymond Stone wrote:

    So cool! Thank You!!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  21. Anita Kennett wrote:

    Beautiful review,very helpful,
    Thanks ?

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  22. Anita Singh wrote:

    This looks so effective n attractive too ??

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  23. Judy Thomas wrote:

    This stuff looks awesome.I need some badly for the bags under my eyes!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  24. Carole Harris wrote:

    I will have to read this in more depth, so I thank you ahead of time. I skimmed through the ideas. Have a great rest of your summer!!!

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  25. angela wrote:

    your eyes are stunning. who knew the rice paper I love to eat can help my eyes.

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  26. Jodie wrote:

    Thanks for this article! I hate my dark circles and will try anything to help them!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  27. Markita Hamilton wrote:

    Am too young to have these problems. Have searched for years for a true antidote. Haven’t found one. Thanks for the review!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  28. shannon fowler wrote:

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to try these tips. Ive noticed dark circles a lot recently.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  29. margaretporter wrote:

    I have dark circles and saggy skin

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  30. Anne C wrote:

    Great list! I have to try the rice paper mask!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  31. diane sabatini wrote:

    Thanks for the tips. I have had dark circles since my 20s.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  32. Gail Weisblat wrote:

    Eye cream is my best friend

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  33. patty wright wrote:

    I am 59 and have dark circles

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  34. Kim Pincombe-Cole wrote:

    Dark eye circles are my biggest skin concern! I need to buy stock in eye concealer… love the ice chamomile tea trick!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  35. jennifer wrote:

    I would love to try this eyecream since i have a little bit of dark eye circles

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  36. Diane Romeo wrote:

    I would love to try this eye cream. Great tips.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  37. Tiffany D wrote:

    I love all your tips! Ive had dark circles under my eyes for years. Cant wait to try!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  38. inkchick wrote:

    These are all great tips. I shall have to try them.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  39. Abigail wrote:

    I think I’ve looked tired since my first son was born 8 years ago – Id love to try these!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  40. sweetlee wrote:

    I will be trying some of these tips for my dark circles.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  41. Thanks so much for sharing these great tips!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply