Five Ways to Prevent Bags From Appearing Under Your Eyes

You don't need all that excess baggage.

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We asked Monica Belsito, DSC’s skin-care expert, how to keep your eyes from looking like they’ve been bouncing around an overhead compartment for the last 24 hours.

YOU SNOOZE, YOU WIN

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Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. A less-than-rested body has trouble draining excess fluids.

HOLD THE SALT

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A diet too high in sodium causes swelling, especially in the undereye area.

COOL YOUR JETS

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Place a cold compress, like a chilled spoon, under your eyes to contract your blood vessels and reduce puffiness.

CAFFEINE DOES A BODY GOOD?

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Apply a topical caffeine, like a tea bag chilled in ice water, which promotes circulation and de-swelling.

PRO-TIP

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Make coffee ice cubes for the ultimate caffeine-boosted, cooling combo.