How To Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags

Under-eye bags are a common concern for many Australian men. They can make us look tired, sullen, or older than we feel. Finding the best men’s skincare for under-eye bags can be especially tricky when there are so many options on the market. How do you choose the best under-eye treatment for you? 

The secret is that it all comes down to ingredients. In this comprehensive blog, we’ll explain what causes eye bags and which ingredients work to target these causes effectively. 

What are under-eye bags? 

The phrase ‘under-eye bags’ refers to swelling and puffiness beneath the eyes that manifests as a bulge and/or a bag-like appearance. They are caused by a buildup of fluid and fat, and while they are harmless, they are a common cosmetic concern for many men.  

Dark circles commonly co-occur with under-eye bags, though the causes are not the same. Dark circles are caused by a thinning of the skin around the eyes, which allows pigmentation and blood vessels to become more visible. If you have dark circles as well as under-eye bags, it is advisable to look for an eye cream that targets both of these things.  

What causes under-eye bags? 

Under-eye bags are caused by a range of factors. In some cases it’s simply a matter of genetics, while in others, poor sleep patterns and stress are to blame.  

The most common factors are: 

  • Ageing – the skin naturally slows production of collagen and elastin as we age, leading to sagging and wrinkles that can manifest as eye bags.
  • Sun exposure – exposure to UV radiation accelerates the ageing process and contributes to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.
  • Lifestyle habits – unhealthy habits, such as smoking, poor diet, and excessive alcohol consumption can all contribute to the formation of eye bags through fluid retention, poor circulation, and acceleration of the ageing process.
  • Genetics – some people are predisposed to the development of under-eye bags. If family members have eye bags, it is more likely that you will develop them too.
  • Stress – chronic stress can have an effect on your body’s ability to repair itself and may also contribute to fluid retention.  
  • Lack of sleep – a lack of quality sleep can contribute to fluid retention and poor circulation in the body.

              Addressing lifestyle factors is an important step in getting rid of under-eye bags, though many men struggle with under-eye appearance even when they get enough sleep and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

              You may even be fed up with people telling you to ‘just get a good night’s sleep’. 

              Quality skincare products that prioritise hydration, protection, and promoting collagen and elastin production can help when lifestyle changes get you nowhere. 

              Skincare for under-eye bags 

              BROMANCE® Eye Cream is specially formulated to target the delicate eye area, this eye cream boasts a high-performance blend of peptides that actively target the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. It also features energising caffeine and a Dark Circle Complex to refresh and revitalise the skin’s appearance. 

              Read on to discover how the hero ingredients in BROMANCE® Eye Cream work. 

              Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – this ingredient holds 1000 times its weight in water, allowing it to deliver deep and lasting moisturisation to the eye area. Ensuring the skin stays hydrated is a critical step in improving its health and appearance.  

              Skin-Smoothing Peptide and Octa-Peptide - this innovative combination of peptides helps to smooth the delicate skin around the eyes. Studies have shown a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. 

              Dark Circle Complex – naturally derived from green tea and oak leaves, this ingredient targets the appearance of dark circles to brighten and refresh the skin. 

              Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – this stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps suppress the effects of sun damage and inflammation while supporting collagen formation and helping to prevent excessive skin pigmentation. 

              This innovative combination of antioxidants, hydrating actives, and skin-boosting peptides all work to perk up the skin, making it a popular choice for many Australian men seeking to address their under-eye bags. 

              Packaged in a sleek, discreet black tube, BROMANCE® boasts Airless Pump Technology for optimum stability and sterility. 

              Apply twice daily to the eye area, once in the morning and once in the evening, ideally after a shower or after you’ve cleansed your face. Remember that consistency is key to seeing results with active skincare.  

              If you have any further questions about BROMANCE® skincare, or to discuss other options for under-eye bags, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 03 9826 9988. Our friendly dermal clinicians will be happy to answer any questions you have.