2. What causes Eyebags?
The causes of eyebags are multifaceted and can range from lifestyle factors to natural aging processes. As we age, the tissues around our eyes, including some of the muscles supporting the eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Additionally, fluid may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling.
Several factors contribute to the development of eyebags, including:
– Genetics: Some people are predisposed to having eyebags due to their genetic makeup.
– Aging: With age, the skin loses collagen and becomes thinner and more translucent, making the dark blood vessels beneath more visible.
– Lack of sleep: Insufficient sleep can cause the skin to become paler, increasing the appearance of dark tissues and blood vessels beneath the eye.
– Allergies: Allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles and puffiness.
– Lifestyle: Factors such as smoking, overconsumption of alcohol, and high salt intake can exacerbate the puffiness.
– Sun exposure: Overexposure to the sun can cause the body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, potentially leading to dark circles under the eyes.