About This QuizAs we get older, puffiness and bags under our eyes get to be serious skin care issues. We'll teach you how to get rid of bags under the eyes with our quiz
Which of these is NOT a potential cause of bags under the eyes?
Drinking too much water
Allergies and a salty diet are both possible causes of bags under eyes. The way you sleep and lack of exercise may be culprits, as well, but changes in your lifestyle can remedy all of these. Aging is the one you can't beat.
What are facial exercises meant to do?
Keep skin taut
Some people do facial exercises in the hopes of keeping their skin from developing wrinkles. The truth is that facial exercises may, in fact, cause even more wrinkles -- so feel free to stick to your regular expressions.
Plump up lips
How long do the effects of an eye lift last?
A few months
A few years
Longer than a decade
Dermal fillers reduce the look of under-eye bags for a few months. The effects of an eye lift, however, can remain in evidence for a couple of decades.
At what age do we start losing the collagen that keeps our skin elastic?
Collagen keeps your skin taut and elastic until your 25th birthday. After that, it starts to disappear at a rate of 1.5 percent each year. By the age of 40, some looseness in the skin is evident.
Which of these home remedies is commonly used to reduce puffiness under the eyes?
Cold tea bags
Cold (already brewed) tea bags are a common remedy for puffy eyes, as are cold spoons, cucumber slices and potato slices. A warm washcloth wouldn't reduce swelling, and lemon slices would just sting.
How does a cold object placed on puffy eyes reduce swelling?
Cold temperatures cause more tears, which releases pressure on the eye.
Cold restricts blood vessels.
Home remedies such as cucumber and potato slices don't fix puffiness because of any qualities of their own -- it's because they're cold. Cold restricts blood vessels and decreases the appearance of puffiness.
Cold triggers your immune system to battle perceived signs of illness.
How should you apply hemorrhoid cream under eyes to help with bags and puffiness?
While hemorrhoid cream can, in fact, help hide under-eye bags, the ointment can also seriously irritate your eyes. Stick to the cold spoons.
You should apply in a light, circular motion with your fingertips.
You should gently pat on with a cotton ball.
If your puffy eyes are the result of fluid retention, which of the following may help?
Sleeping on a hard surface
Sleeping with your head elevated
Puffy eyes caused by fluid retention can be banished by sleeping with an extra pillow under your head.
Sleeping on your stomach
Around how much does an injection of dermal fillers under the eyes usually cost?
Having Juvederm, Restylane or other dermal fillers injected under the eyes usually costs around $600. The effects last for a few months, so it's a pricey proposition.
What's in those under-eye bags, anyway?
Blood and muscle
Fat and fluid
Fat and fluid make up the bags under your eyes. As we age and skin loses elasticity, it makes the bags appear more pronounced.