Are Allergies Causing My Under-Eye Bags? Reducing Puffy Eyes and Getting Rid of Bags

The appearance of under eye bags can be caused by a number of things including stress, lack of sleep, and allergy symptoms. There are many ways that allergies can enhance bags or dark circles around the eye as well as cause swelling or puffiness in the area. 

Inflammation, Fluid Retention, and Puffy Under-Eye Bags

Allergic reactions in the body can lead to puffiness, excess fluid, and swelling around and beneath the eyes, worsening the appearance of under-eye bags. Essentially, the body’s immune response triggers inflammation and swelling, contributing to a puffy under-eye area and accentuating bags or dark circles.

Allergies Impact on Sleep Quality

Allergies can significantly impact sleep quality, which, in turn, can exacerbate congestion and inflammation, ultimately affecting the appearance of bags under the eyes. A lack of sleep disrupts the body’s natural fluid rebalancing and detoxification processes, which may make the area around the eye become swollen. 

READ MORE: 9 Lifestyle Changes That Can Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes 

Circulatory Changes

Experiencing allergic episodes and reactions can affect the circulatory system, leading to dilated blood vessels. This change can darken and worsen the appearance of under-eye bags, highlighting the systemic effects of allergies on under-eye health.

Holistic Health Considerations + Home Remedies for Bags Under Eyes 

Addressing allergies with a comprehensive approach that includes staying well-hydrated, maintaining a healthy diet, and ensuring adequate sleep can lessen their impact on under-eye bags. This demonstrates the interconnected relationship between allergies, lifestyle choices, and the appearance of the under-eye area.

There are also home remedies that can be a quick, but temporary fix to eyebags such as caffeinated tea bags and a cold compress the reduce swelling in the under eye area. Note that these remedies are not a solution to getting rid of bags under your eyes, but a temporary fix to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes 

Seeking Specialist Advice for Eye Bag Treatment Options 

For an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of allergies, especially those impacting the eyes, its advisable to consult with a general allergy specialist or an ocular specialist. They can offer targeted strategies to manage symptoms and alleviate the effects of allergies on under-eye bags, ensuring a tailored approach to treatment and care to get rid of bags around your eye. 

EyeRise: Non-Surgical Eye Bag Removal Using Cosmetic Injectables 

If your under eye bags persist after your allergies pass, a non-surgical eyebag removal treatment might be what’s best for you. At VERVE Medical Cosmetics, Dr. Stephen Bracci’s renowned EyeRise eye rejuvenation procedure has helped thousands of patients reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles without any surgical cutting or stretching of the skin. 

The area around the eyes is one of the most difficult areas to treat as it requires a blend of hyaluronic acid fillers and firmer fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra. 

READ MORE: How Do I Choose the Right Under Eye Treatment? 

In summary, the under-eye area is highly sensitive to health, metabolic changes, weight, hydration, or allergic responses in our bodies. Lifestyle choices can significantly impact the harmony in the under eye area.