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How To Fix Those Bags Under Your Eyes

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Noticing bags or dark circles under your eyes? You’re not alone. Good news: There are fixes for under-eye flaws.

We had Jamie Yuccas and Natalie Nyhus go to Prischmann Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Edina to get some easy tips on battling those dark circles.

“What are under eye circles in the first place? There are a lot of different reasons you can get under eye circles. The treatable ones are allergies. Some people have their anatomy where they have a lower eyelid bag and some volume loss,” Dr. Jess Prischmann said.

“For the most part when you get under eye circles, it’s a consequence of aging. The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest skin on the body. As it thins, that muscle starts to show underneath and shows a dark hue” Prischmann said.

Prischmann said you want to limit your sodium intake while increasing your fruits and vegetables. Sodium is bad, and potassium is good. If you can keep your skin around your eyes hydrated, that will also help.

In some cases, there are a select few individuals who can use injections to reduce under-eye circles to smooth out the transition from lid to cheek. However, most under-eye circles can be reduced through the choices we make every day.

“Your skin is your biggest organ so if you’re healthy on the inside, your skin will look healthy on the outside,” Prischmann said.

Easy ways to protect that skin is to have sunscreen when you’re outside, don’t rub your eyes when you are tired and consider taking supplements to make sure your body is balanced.

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