How to Treat Under Eye Bags, Puffiness, and Saggy Eyelids

Hey there! We’re talking about anti-aging
tips today. So do you have bags under your eyes?
Do you have dark circles under your eyes? How about saggy eyelids? If you have any
of those and you want to find out the causes, the treatments, and to prevent
them? Then go ahead and stick around for this video. And if you stick around a
little bit later in this video we will also be discussing some PRO TIPS on how
to treat these symptoms of what’s called PERIORBITAL AGING. So the first signs of
aging, unfortunately, is around your eyes. So some of the reasons are: The skin
around your eyes is actually thinner than most parts of your body. The second
reason is, is, is that you have a smaller sebaceous glands that produce oil in
that area. As well as, your entire face has the most regular exposure to UV rays
which ultimately break down Collagen and Elastin. So this is why it is actually
really important to address these signs of Periorbital Aging, and for those of
you who are younger, to help prevent them. So just to be clear, this is what falls
under Periorbital Aging: The first one is wrinkling around the eyes and crow’s
feet, which is usually on the outer corners of the eyes, dark circles under
the eyes, sagging or bagging on the eyelids as well as under the eyes,
puffiness, and loss of opacity, so there’s more translucency. So if you have fairer
skin, that might look like more of a reddish-brown color, and then for those
of you who have darker skin it’s more of a dark brown color. So those are all
included in the Peri-, Periorbital Aging that we’re going to be talking
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video. So now, Periorbital Aging affects different ethnicities and it
shows up in different ways. And so the reason why we’re going to talk about
that is because of the different treatments and prevention. Now it doesn’t
mean that when I talk about a special, specific ethnicity that just because you
are under that ethnicity that you’re going to get this, because obviously
everyone is an individual, but these are the more commonalities in the ethnicities
as far as the appearances of Periorbital Aging goes. Okay, so the first one
is African Americans. So African Americans, the most common thing seen
with Peri-, Periorbital Aging is the drooping of the Lateral Canthal area. And
that is the inner cartilage of the inner eye. So when that starts to droop, the
angle in between the outer eyes, it actually starts to narrow, so then it
gives the appearance of drooping of the eyes, ultimately shows the effects of
aging. Now Middle Easterners and Indians,
because they typically have darker skin, the signs of Periorbital Aging for most of
them is Periorbital Hyperchromia. And that is dark under-eye circles. And the
most common things that actually contribute more towards the darkening of
the under-eye circles is photo-damage, so lots of UV ray exposure as well as
inflammation. So for Asians, Asians actually, in the earlier parts, earlier
years of aging, they actually don’t see a whole lot of wrinkling and crinkling
until the latter parts stages of their aging. What their biggest struggle is
usually hyperpigmentation. So an interesting thing is, it’s a little bit
different with Asians who have primarily a Western diet. So what they have seen is,
because they eat a higher diet in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and sugars, they see
more hyperpigmentation and a little bit more breakdown of Collagen and Elastin
more than their Asians in the Asian country counterparts do. And so they,
their challenge is, first of all, hyperpigmentation, and then a
breakdown of Collagen and Elastin. And so their concern with fine lines and
wrinkles actually happens the latter part of the aging years. Now Caucasians,
it’s actually the complete opposite. They actually see the breakdown of Collagen
and Elastin FIRST before the hyperpigmentation. So for most people who
are, who start to see signs of Periorbital Aging, it’s usually the fine
lines and wrinkles and then later on it’s the hyperpigmentation. And for some,
it’s actually the sagging of the eyelids and bagging under the eyes that is
mainly their concern before the hyperpigmentation.
So although the commonalities of all the different ethnicities of what causes the
breakdown of Collagen and Elastin and the appearances of Periorbital Aging
are pretty much the same, which is exposure to UV rays, and inflammation, and
other environmental factors, the uniqueness of each individual’s response
to the A.G.E’s that causes the breakdown of Collagen and Collagen retention
obviously varies. Okay so the first one we’re going to talk about is crow’s feet,
or otherwise known as wrinkling around the eyes, and the reason why we’re going
to talk about that about the first one is because that’s actually usually the
first signs of aging for most people. So the wrinkling of the eyes are actually
SCARS. So what happens is breakdown of Collagen and Elastin and tissue, and when
you make repeated facial expressions, like smiling, or frowning, or squinting,
the-, when the Collagen and Elastin breaks down, the skin is not as stretchy or
elastic. And so those wrinkles are basically scars of your skin attempting
to heal with the repeated crinkling of the skin. And sagging, usually taking
place at the-, starts usually at the inner-corners of the eyelids and
then progresses outwards. That’s also a cau-, the cause of that is loss of
elasticity. Now you may be thinking that there is some fancy eye cream or eye gel
out there that is going to help that, so, and, and there is. I’m going to tell you
about a PRO TIP of that. But the first line of defense is basically the UV ray
exposure. You NEED to wear sunscreen. Because basically that is what breaks
down the tender, very thin, the Collagen and Elastin that helps the elasticity
around that thin skin. Now the other extra line of defense is
using an eye product and/or serum that has anti-oxidants and Peptides to help
increase your skin’s ability to fight back those free radicals, as well as the
sunscreen. Now here comes the PRO TIP. So most people will use an anti-aging serum
or cream and then use just a regular, cheap, drugstore brand. But there are some
sunscreens out there that actually give you an extra layer of protection. Some of
them have stem cells, some of them have anti-oxidants, some of them have BOTH. So
you want to look for that because when they formulate those sunscreens with
those stem cells and those anti-oxidants, the pH, they’ve already tested the
efficacy of them already working together because that is its original
formulation. Because, sometimes, depending on the serums that you’re using, or the
eye creams or eye gels, when you mix it with a regular sunscreen, it may
neutralize the effects of that. This line, this is an actually excellent sunscreen.
And they have two formulations, they have that in HYDRATING as well as OIL-FREE. So
this one is Lira Clinical and this is the hydrating formulation. And the reason
why I like this one is it has the peptide technology, so that’s the first
one, it has the mineral technology as well as plant stem cells, Vitamin C and Arbutin, which is a plant-based lightener, lightner-and-brightener. So for those of you who are struggling with dark circles, or
hyperpigmentation, or age spots, this is a great for that. The other thing I like
about it is, it, the active ingredient is 21% Zinc Oxide. Okay? So it is a mineral-based sunscreen. So here is another PRO TIP: Is that, if you are using AHA’s,
whether it’s Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, anything with Retinoid, so Retin-A or
Retinol, or even Vitamin C serum, when you’re using a chemical-based sunscreen,
it tends to sting and it can react to your skin. Because it’s Zinc Oxide, this
is what’s great about Zinc Oxide: First of all it’s mineral, and it is light-reflecting, so for those of you who have dark circles under your eyes, it actually
helps reflect away from the appearance of the dark circles, and if you are using
any AHA’s or any additional anti-aging ingredients, this actually helps control
the inflammation that could, it could cause because Zinc Oxide is naturally an
anti-inflammatory ingredient. So this is a little bit more costly than regular
sunscreens, but I do think it’s worth it. And once people try it, they do love it.
So I will put a link below to this product description as well. Okay so the
next one is, eye sagginess and eye bags so that could be
sagging of the eyelids or under eye bags. And basically what that is, is leaking of
the fluids in the surrounding tissues around the eyes. And typically that is
related to inflammation in the skin or, you know, underneath the skin. For those
of you who-, whose challenge is puffiness, whether it’s of the face or of the eyes, get one of those
pillows that slightly raises your head so that the excess fluid drains down.
And the reason why you want to do that is because, when you have extra puffiness
and swelling, that is a sign of inflammation. And the MORE inflammation
that you have, the FASTER your skin starts to age and break down that
Collagen and Elastin. So typically bagging of the eyes, or under eye bags,
are related to Periorbital Aging, but for those of you who are younger, it may
be related to more of your lifestyle. So for example: Stress, lack of sleep,
allergies, and/or diet. Okay, so the next one is dark circles. And
although there are some ethnicities that are more prone to the appearance of dark
circles, any-, anybody can get this. What leads to that is thinning of the skin
that shows the appearance of blood pooling underneath the eyes. And that
could be, again, diet, lack of sleep, and allergies. Any of these factors can bring
on the inflammation of widening of the blood vessels which then can increase
the appearance of dark circles. Okay so, if you have dark circles or puffiness,
here comes the treatments and things that you need to look for in products. So
the first one is Caffeine. Believe it or not, in some of the eye products and eye
gels you will see Caffeine as an ingredient. And the reason why is because
Caffeine obviously increases blood circulation and stimulation. So what that
does is it actually helps prevent the pooling of the blood underneath the eyes
helping alleviate the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It’s not enough
just to use something that is going to help alleviate it. You want to use
anti-oxidants and peptides because it is going to prevent or further, prevent
further damage. We’re going to talk about what you’re going to look for as far as
ingredients go to address these signs of Periorbital Aging. So as far as peptides
go, you want to look for Dipeptide and Palmitoyl Tripeptide. So they
help reduce under-eye bag volume by decreasing capillary permeability. It
also increases lymphatic circulation and ultimately it helps increase the
firmness and elasticity on-, the skin under the eyes. And the next ingredient
is Hesperidin Methylchalcone. WHAT?? HESPERIDIN METHYLCHALCONE. That is
a derivative of a flavonoid that is found in citrus fruits, namely in
grapefruits and oranges. And it basically helps with dark under-eye circles. And
here’s one specifically for puffiness and dark pigmentation, or dark circles
under the eye. Next one is called N- Hydrox-, Hydroxysuccinimide. Or otherwise
known as Chrysin. So this actually reduces dark circles by 19% and it
actually eliminates the blood-originated pigments that actually causes the dark
under-eye circles. And also helps with local area
puffiness. Now if your issue is puffiness, the ingredient that you want to find in
your eye gel or eye cream is a Glycine Soja Protein. This ingredient actually
helps improve the microcirculation and integrity of the Collagen and Elastin
bundles, so that’s why it really alleviates under-eye puffiness. Now PAY ATTENTION! For those of you who have fine lines and wrinkles, and you are using a
Retinoic acid-based product, such as Retin-A or Retinol, listen to this very
carefully. These peptides actually increase Retinoic-type activity WITHOUT
the inflammation. So the first one is Palmitoyl Tripeptide. So that one
basically increases Collagen and Elastin production, very similar to how
Retin-A or Retinol products do that, but without any of the irritation, and the
flakiness, and most importantly, none of the inflammation. If you have the number
“11 lines”, those are the vertical lines in between your brows, then you’re going to
look for the peptide called Acetyl Hexapeptide. That helps with the lines in
between the brows because those lines typically are deeper than the fine lines
and wrinkles that are around your eyes. Now don’t forget, in addition to the
anti-oxidants and the peptides, you have to use ingredients that are humectant,
that actually draw moisture from the environment and binds it to your skin.
Because if you don’t have moisture in your skin, all of those ant-ioxidants and
peptides don’t help because it is, it can thin the skin. So a good ingredient to
look for is Sodium Hyaluronate and that is Hyaluronic Acid. And you cannot react
to this because your own body makes this ingredient. It’s in the vertebraes and
the gels in between your vertebrae, it’s around your organs, and it acts as a
lubricant in between your joints. So, I would recommend getting a Hyaluronic
Acid serum that is NOT blended with any other creams, lotions, or anti-oxidant
serums because when you’re using so many products around your eyes, your eyes can
react because it can be more sensitive. So make sure you use Hyaluronic Acid
serum to increase the moisture abilities in your skin. And if you’re not sure
about whether to use an eye cream or an eye gel, please please click on our video,
we actually have that. So see you in the next video and thank you for watching!

100 thoughts on “How to Treat Under Eye Bags, Puffiness, and Saggy Eyelids

  • People writing bad comments on Amazon for her products for eyecare. From Scam to a different product, that smells differently than before, and not sealed as before.. So I decided to not purchase these . She otherwise is a highly knowledgeable person in her field, unfortunately, when it comes to the eyes, I do not like to apply things on them and end up with problems…

  • Hey Christy! Your channel is what i have been looking for since ages on youtube! Would love if you can do the science behind hyperpigmentation over cheeks and eye area ( for differnet ethinicities, i am brown, so.) how to prevent and treat it! My mum's in her 40's and I've been trying real hard to find the right products for her.

  • Just found your site. Wow, you are so informative on different beauty products and the science behind them, thanks for the tips of different skin types. You have a new subscriber.

  • Hi. Happy to come across your channel. I am ageing and it look bad. I am in my early 30's. I have a a deep laugh lines and my forehead has fine lines. I am from Ghana in West Africa. I need help on how to manage this here in Africa. I am on a low budget. Most of the ingredients and recommendation seems Western. I personally appreciate your informations. Thanks

  • I have dark circles from my childhood, now facing little bit puffiness when I sleep less I m 35yrs old please suggest best one which shows quick results

  • Thank you so very much! I get puffy under eyes from eye creams ugh 😑. I’ll try the pure hyaluronic acid serum. New subscriber here because I love your content 🌹🌺🌹

  • Hi Christy, aside from using your suggested pillow, can you recommend some facial products to treat under eye bags, puffiness and saggy eyelids? I did a search for these dipeptide and palmitoyl tripeptide but I'm not getting any results.

  • How much quantity of sunscreen is enough on face and after how many hours do i have to reapply. Also my face sweats a lot after applying sunscreen which makes it difficult to put makeup on, any help regarding this issue?

  • Go See Christy-I just started watching a couple of your videos and really enjoy their content! I do want to alert you and your viewers to a vlog that Dr. Dray a dermatologist just filmed from the AAD conference then spoke about regarding how antioxidants break down and degrade in the presence of sunscreens-she didn't address stem cells/peptides. Here it is if anyone wants to check it out!😊

  • I'm a fan!!! enjoyed and learned a lot, and still figuring out everything I just have to jot down all those scientific names that so hard to remember in order to formulate a wonder anti aging product. Thanks a lot…

  • Hello Christy, I am new to your channel and I am obsessed!! I am a little confused about peptides for under the eyes, there is cream, gel, and serum! which is the best. I am 49 with "crows feet" and my skin care routine is Cleanse, vitamin c serum, hyaluronic acid, toner, then moisturizer. Can you please let me know if I am doing the right thing and if you can tell me which is best as far as peptides for eyes. Thanks and I look forward to hear from you!!

  • Want to save money with great results gals? I make my own eye serum… 1 tbsp strong brewed coffee, 1 tbsp aloe gel, 3 drops cypress oil, 3 tsp witch hazel… it’s liquid, so I mix with a store bought eye cream, such as L’Oréal 🤗 works great 👍🏼… you can adjust ingredients as you wish, but not the cypress oil, it’s an essential oil and very strong 💪

  • Christy can you also talk about retinol? I'm loving your videos; nothing like learning from the professionals, thank you for sharing!

  • That’s funny I’m 38 ,Caucasian but I have no crows feet , a fair amount of firmness still in my face , however I started having a good bit of hyperpigmentation on my face as my first signs of aging . I have mutant skin .

  • great dear. pls solve my open n large pores problem around my nose which round big n big day by day i m very fedup all remedies have faild😭😭😭help me pls dear

  • I would really like to give two thumbs up to this video but you didn’t even mention Hispanics/Latinos….

  • Thank u madam such a lovely video. I amazed by your knowledge. I am from India and have pigmentation surrounding mouth. Could you please make a video on it? Thank u so much

  • Did she just say Asians, Indians and middle easterners? Lol as Indians and middle easterners are not in Asia! With all due respect you know the anatomy of the skin but I feel like you been ditching geography class. Asia is a continent and India as well as Middle Eastern countries are in Asia. I don’t know what you were thinking and you said it many times lol.

  • Maam can i use ordinary glycolic acid w retinoid and moisturizer pls reply how will i use the 3 items or not allowed to mix glycolic w retinoid

  • Hi Christy! I use moisturisers and foundation with SPF in them. Do I still need to use sunscreen? Thanks 🙂

  • I recently had upper lid surgery, so I no longer have that issue; however, I do have slight bagging under the eyes. The wrinkling under my eyes is not that great, but there is slight discoloration. I’m watching your video to see if something can be done to help firm up the slight bagging. I live near Santa Barbara, California, but if I am ever down your way, I would love to visit your salon.

  • I LOVE that you do not talk down to your audience; you provide clarity and your videos are ultra informative. I am an older Caucasian woman; yes the eyes are cause for concern, and I think it's important to not minimize these concerns while still being realistic about the aging process. People's appearance in our culture does matter — we unconsciously make snap judgements in a minute of meeting someone for the first time, based more on appearance than demeanour. It's a fact of life. I have been responsible in my later years about skin care but when younger there was too much sun, effects of alcohol consumption, etc. I am thinking about fillers for under eyes and cautiously trying to find the best plastic surgeon. Solutions for hooded upper eyelids seem to inevitably involve surgery. I did find someone on line who uses laser surgery which minimizes bruising and down time, would be grateful for your thoughts on that. Tx again!!!

  • Hello from the continent of Africa! Christy, this is so informative, all you're videos are, thank you so much for your knowledge.

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but is there any studies on mixed-ethnicity people and the different ways they age depending on their ancestry, perhaps which genes are generally more dominant in terms of aging because I'm half Caucasian, and the other half Afghan and Black African. I know you said everyone is an individual and might not have typical signs of the aging associated with their ethnicity which I think I applies to me because I'm multiracial, however, it would be interesting if there were any tips.

    As an example, something as simple as my hair care routine does not fall into conventional single ethnicity type hair care, I have pros and cons contributed by all backgrounds and it has been trial and error for products. That being said skin care seems a little less obvious because you only recognize some attributes about your skin with age.

  • Can I apply the live snail under I bags. The right eyebag is more pronounced than the left one. I think my own is hereditary. My mother has unsightly eye bags.I think eyebags has a lot To do with kidney problems associated with High blood pressure etc, etc.

  • Hi Christy will you please do a video on hollows under the eyes and can help minimize or get rid of them? I’m of Asian ethnicity.

  • Hi christy☺. I have few doubts in this, u said for eyelids sagging there might be a allergies, u mean 1.what type of allergy u mentioning, whther skin or cosmetics allergy?
    2. For puffiness under eyes we need to consult which specialist eye care or dermatologist?
    3. In some videos they are suggesting 'Nivea Skin firming Concentrate Gel/Cream' for this problems whether that really works or does not?
    Please suggest me the best one to cure saggy under eyelids. becoz I got this very recently before 1month, so I'm continously finding solutions. Please help me.

  • Great video. I'm looking forward to trying the Glycine Soja protein in the next eye cream I purchase. I have medical induced under eye bags I am trying to get rid of. Thank you so much for this wealth of knowledge. Cheers 😉 🌷

  • hmmm I am a nursing student so for the past 2 1/2 years I've pretty much never stepped foot outside….I've always had darkness in the tear trough because of my anatomy but due to weight loss, poor diet, and poor sleep, I look absolutely gauntly. But when I go get some sun the darkness improves drastically…if sun exposure is the cause then why is that?

  • As you age…the skin reduces it's Volume.. more in some place than others. If you were to begin a program of "infusing" your skin with products like hydrolonic acids.. you probably would stave off the appearance of aging for a while longer.  I'd bet that's what Kristi Brinkley started doing quite a while back. While she may have what everybody wants call "good genes".. She was doing something to maintain the facial skin volume. ..way beyond just using topical sunblock/staying out of the sun.. My guess..she was "infusing" with somthing.. probably on a daily basis.

  • Thanks for this informative video. My eye bag is only on my right all the time. Haha I wonder why.

  • All sunscreen is deadly if ur not putting natural things in an on ur skin u can get cancer an sick just like Johnson &johnson baby powder we have been putting on or kids for years now there saying it causes uterus cancer and many other cancers if placed anywhere else on the body look that up and it’s even on TV commercials stop using Johnson and Johnson anything and do not ever put any type of sunscreen on your body they all cause cancer and bad illnesses put only natural stuff in and on your body we are not made to have chemicals in us in on us at any time we are supposed to eat and put on our skin the natural things that God made for us stop listening to dumb crap

  • Hi I have the upper puffy eyes n it's been 6yrs now the Sa doctors have tried but thrs no difference

  • Thank you mem for sharing.please let know that is this cream really works ? As I am having an under eye bag which I could not find any solution. Thank you.

  • Thank you so much maam, hoping you make more young looking and beautiful..because of your videos….GODbless..

  • Makes sense. Been a sugar addict all my life. My skin remained firm til 48. By 60 the droopy eyelids and under eye bags more pronounced. Genetics and diet are factors. I'm almost 70. It's too late here. Hope this info helps others.

  • Love all your vudeos‼️💃💃💃. You ought to cut your hair, into at least shoulder length,…….to make it fuller instead of just hanging, looking thinn where you need fullness & your look would be more energetic……you have a nice long n pretty neck, and wherever the hair lands, that’s where my eye goes as I look at you., making you look bigger than you actually are and pulls your face down

  • Unless you're talking about Human Stem cells, plant stem cells do nothing for humans as human stem cells do nothing for plants. I'd love to see the science behind this sunscreen.

  • I would appreciate your videos a lot more if they were a bit shorter and quick to the point. I know it's being impatient, but I really don't want to hear about skin types of all ethnic backgrounds before I find out how I can get rid of eye puffiness… there really is such a thing as too much info.

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