Ice Gel Packs and Eyes
Do you struggle with baggy eyes? Are they unsightly and noticeable, drawing the attention of onlookers? Hoping to find an easy remedy that actually works?
If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. For years I have battled against this problem. And it’s not because I don’t get enough sleep. I do – at least 7 hours a night. The reality is my bags come from allergies. That’s right – horrible seasonal allergies that puff me up like a Macy’s Day Float.
To treat this unsightly problem, I’ve used a variety of creams and gels. I’ve also taken prescription medications specifically designed to address allergies. When used in combination, I’ve experienced occasional success.
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But the one thing I know that always works are ice gel packs. Yep, you heard that right – ice gel packs. After a few minutes of use on each eye, my bags deflate almost instantly.
I heard about them from a friend who makes cash on the side as a model. Like me, he deals with allergies and takes a whole bunch of meds to address the problem.
They are easy to use and can be ritualized into your morning routine. Moreover, you can get the packs almost anywhere, like your local drugstore or retail outlet. In my case, I use blue Allsets, which I purchased online (see Amazon).
Here’s what I do: Each night, I pop two gel packs into the freezer. I let them get nice and frozen, so they become brick-like.
Upon waking up in the morning, I take the gel packs out and let them sit on a wooden chopping block for 5-10 minutes. This allows them to thaw, taking on a soft, bendable feel.
As I let this process unfold, I usually pour a cup of coffee and take a few sips because research has shown that caffeine can help with bags.
Once the 5 minutes are up, I grab the packs and head over to the couch to lay down. Starting with my left eye, I place one of the gels directly on the puffy area – that part of the eye that looks like a half crescent moon.
Because the packs tend to slide, I use a free hand to keep it in position. Bear in mind I simply position the pack over the puff. I don’t apply pressure because that can damage soft skin tissues and stunt collagen growth.
When the left eye is done, I move on to the right eye, repeating exactly the same process. Depending on how puffy I am, I may alternate back and forth several times until the bags are gone.
When I am done, I place the gel packs back on the wooden block. Pretty simple, huh? You may be wondering how long I remain bag-free? The answer is complicated.
On most days, the puffiness is gone entirely. But if I am out and about in the elements, subjected to tree pollen and mold, the bags can sometimes creep back. But even when that happens, their appearance is minimal.
The trick with the gel packs is consistency. Additionally, they are best used as part of a comprehensive approach to baggy eye treatment.
I hope what I have shared here was useful to you. Dark circles and bags suck. By using ice gel packs, you can do a lot to reduce the swelling and keep yourself looking handsome.