Do you have bags under your eyes but don’t know how to get rid of them? Find out what causes swelling under the eyes and how to reduce it!

First, let’s differentiate between bags under the eyes and dark circles. Bags under the eyes are like edema. This is because fat attracts water which causes water retention and increases the puffy appearance of the bags. Bags under the eyes are therefore linked to water retention and fat accumulation. On the contrary, dark circles deepen the look. The two are therefore very different from camouflage.

There are many causes of bags under the eyes: stress, fatigue, too much screen late at night, and even heredity. In addition, a poor lifestyle is also a factor that contributes to the formation of bags under the eyes. This includes eating too much fat, too much salt, lack of physical activity, heavy consumption of alcohol and tobacco. With age, all of these factors increase the swelling under the eyes even more.

In this article, we will see how to remove bags under the eyes in 3 parts:

  • Grandmother’s remedies
  • Cosmetic active ingredients
  • The gestures to adopt

Bag under the eyes: grandmother’s remedies


Unsurprisingly, the most effective way to reduce swelling under the eyes is water! Drinking a lot of water will indeed help reduce water retention. It is advisable to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day. First of all, because it is the most important element for life (our body is made up of 60 to 70% of water) but also because water helps prevent bags under the eyes. Indeed, water helps eliminate toxins from our bodies and curbs the physical marks of exhaustion.

Green tea

If you drink green tea in the morning, don’t throw away your used teabags! Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which is ideal for our bags under the eyes. Indeed, your sachets, once cooled, are a natural method to deflate your pockets. Simply apply the tea bags to your eyes and leave them on for 10 minutes. This method will allow you to start the day with rested eyes.

The cucumber

Another very effective method: cucumber! We have all wondered what the good of those cucumbers on the eyes? Cucumber, like green tea, has anti-inflammatory properties that work on eye congestion and puffiness. In the Lucette team, we recommend that you make yourself comfortable on your sofa and put the fresh pucks on your eyes for 30 minutes for a little nap. After 30 minutes, you will find a fresh and rested look.

Cornflower water

Cornflower water has also been recognized since ancient times for its soothing and decongestant properties. In the Lucette team, we soak reusable cotton pads in blueberry water and leave them on our eyes for 20 minutes. We take this time to rest our eyes.


Cold is a very effective method against bags under the eyes. Indeed, the cold is known to decongest the pockets. As soon as you wake up, first, rinse your face with very cold water. Then, if you have a freezer, wrap an ice cube in a tea towel and place it in front of your eyes. In case you don’t have a freezer, another very effective method is to put 2 teaspoons in the fridge overnight and apply the backs of them to your pockets when you wake up.

Pocket under the eyes: cosmetic active ingredients

Caffeine has many beneficial properties for the body. Indeed, it is found in many beauty products. For bags under the eyes, caffeine is a very good vascular tonic. This means that it energizes the blood vessels. This effect is very visible on the bags under the eyes. Indeed, by acting on the vessels, caffeine reduces swelling.

Plus, caffeine is known to be a diuretic, meaning it helps reduce water retention! As we have seen above, water retention is one of the main causes of bags under the eyes.

Witch hazel

Witch hazel is a small shrub composed of a molecule known for its properties of regulating the venous circulation. This molecule is called rutin. For bags under the eyes, rutin has a vagotonic action to increase the tone of the walls of the veins. This, therefore, helps to stimulate blood circulation. In addition, rutin has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dextran sulfate

Dextran sulfate is a polymer known for its anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, it is a very effective activity for treating edema near the eyes such as bags under the eyes.

Pocket under the eyes: the right gestures to adopt

The first thing to do is obviously sleep! Indeed, nothing better than a good night’s sleep to fade our pockets. Unfortunately in our 24 hour days, sleeping is not always the priority. We have therefore discovered some gestures to adopt to reduce our bags under the eyes.

Choose the right products

Which texture to choose?

The eye area is one of the most fragile and delicate areas of the face. Indeed, it is important to use products suitable for this area. For example, too rich a cream applied before going to sleep could make your eyes swell when you wake up.

The phenomenon of patches under the eyes

Surely you haven’t missed out on the under-eye patch trend! Indeed, they exist colored or even with glitter which makes them a very Instagram-able product for our favorite social network! These patches provide a boost for difficult mornings when the eyes are particularly swollen. Indeed, the results are faster than an eye contour treatment that is applied daily. And for good reason, these patches are enriched inactive ingredients and promote their penetration due to the exposure time.


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Use your hands

We are now going to see the actions to add to your beauty routine to relax your mind, reduce wrinkles and improve blood circulation. To perform these actions, you must first apply a serum so that your fingers glide easily on the skin.

Use a roll-on

To improve blood circulation, you can also opt for a draining massage using a roll-on. The roll-on is very fashionable, especially on Instagram! In fact, the purpose of the draining massage is to stimulate the evacuation of the lymph responsible for edema, cellulite, or poor blood circulation.

In the Lucette team, we really like to use the jade roll-on which has the particularity of staying cold for a very long time. This is very impressive, indeed, the stone stays cold even without storing it in the refrigerator.