Men: How to Prevent Bags Underneath Your Eyes

If you suffer with getting bags under your eyes, you’ve probably been asked if you’re tired or sick. These aren’t pleasant questions because you usually aren’t tired or sick.

Bags under the eyes — mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes, is common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles in your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. This may be a cosmetic concern but, can be resolved with a change in lifestyle or habits.

Cold Compress

Wetting a cold washcloth and using mild pressure around the eyes can help with swelling. They also have eye masks you can place in the freezer to help and works the same way a washcloth would. Pro Tip: Take a spoon and place it in the freezer. Upon waking place the backside of the spoon underneath each eye for a10-15 seconds. 

Cut the Salt and Water Before Bed

Removing salt and excessive fluids before bed will help reduce water retention, which can result in swelling throughout your body. 

Don’t Smoke

Smoking stops the oxygen and blood circulation in your body, not having this circulation can cause under eye bags, along with other health problems. I wrote about the negative affects of smoking in a previous blog post.


Some people can function on very little sleep, and those people are superheroes! For most adults, six to eight hours is a good amount of sleep to feel rested. Being well rested means you will be less likely to gain baggage under your eyes.

Allergy Medications

If you are one of those lucky people (sarcasm) who suffers from seasonal allergies or allergies in general, you may need to take a daily dose of allergy medication. Itchy eyes or irritated eyes will cause swelling, so try to stay away from allergens, if possible.

Head Elevation

You may see improvement if you add an extra pillow or prop up the head of your mattress. This helps prevent fluid from accumulating around your eyes as you sleep. Usually, dark circles caused by fluid retention in your lower eyelids go away when you get up and start your day.

Alcohol Use

Taking part in drinking alcohol is all fun in games but, the reality is, it harms your body in ways you may not be aware of. Alcohol dehydrates the body. When you are dehydrated the underneath of your eyes will become dark, weakened, and flabby. Make sure to stay hydrated!


Keeping up with a routine with your face can help tremendously. Washing your face before going to bed and using a moisturizer will protect your eyes as you sleep, keeping them healthier. Another must is the use of sunscreen; limit the amount of time you spend in direct sunlight. You can also wear sunglasses and a hat to help protect the skin beneath your eyes.

Many factors can play into under eye bags; aging, genes, lifestyle etc. Following the advice here may help shrink the bags under your eyes. Managing healthy habits like drinking more water, quitting tobacco, reducing alcohol use, proper skin care, and avoiding too much sun exposure can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of under-eye bags.

Try some of the suggestions above to see how you can send those annoying bags packing.

Lastly, the key function of Skor For Men Eye Gel is to help brighten and hydrate under your eyes. Grab a bottle today and give it a try.

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