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How Do You Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags Naturally with Face Yoga?


medically reviewed by Dr Naveen Chandran

Dr. Bhavya

Updated on April 22, 2024

Under-eye bags have hit a new stage of becoming bothersome for almost everyone. No one likes to see a crescent-shaped puffy area under their bottom eyelids when they look at themselves in the mirror. These might-as-well-be-tattooed kinds of depressing skincare issues make one feel low. That being said, forget them. Have you tried face yoga for under-eye bags?

If not, read on to find out how face yoga exercises can help prevent the worsening of these bags as you age. Do they go away even after a good night's sleep? If not, then how do you get rid of under-eye bags naturally? Well, find out.

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How Do Face Yoga Exercises Help with the Under Eye Bags?

To understand how face yoga helps with under-eye bags, you should know what they are.

Bags under the eyes are mild swellings under the eyes. They're prevalent as you age. 

Why Do They Show Up All of a Sudden? 

To answer this question, they may be present by birth or develop as you age. Explaining the latter half of what we just mentioned, the tissues around your eyes weaken as you age, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids. When those muscles weaken, some fat deposits that support your eyes move down to the lower eyelids. This fat makes your eyes look more swollen. 

Along with this fat, even fluids can move to the lower eyelids. As a result of which, you tend to develop under-eye bags.

It's correct that bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic concern. But do you know that sometimes they can be a sign of a severe condition, even though rarely?

You must have tried many at-home remedies, such as cool compresses, that can help improve their appearance. But today, let us go a different yet similar route. How about we take you through one of the best natural remedies for under-eye bags? Let the journey begin!

Face Yoga for Under Eye Bags - Techniques and Tips

Face yoga ensures impressive results in fixing under-eye bags. How? Read further to find out.

When spoken medically, face yoga works on the under-eye bags and puffiness in the following ways:

  • It improves the blood circulation to your eye region, thus reducing swelling.
  • It stretches and strengthens the muscles around your eyes.
  • It enhances the lymphatic circulation (the system drains excessive fluid) around your eyes and removes toxins.
  • Repeated movement in face yoga exercises also dissolves the built-up fat in your lower eyelid.

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5 Expert-Recommended Face Yoga Exercises for Under-Eye Bags 

Face Yoga Experts at Nirva Health recommend gentle face yoga exercises as a natural cure for puffy eyes. Why? The eyelids are the thinnest skin in the human body. In some men and women, it is only 0.2 mm thick. Hence, this requires you to be gentle and not press or aggressively massage your eye area - it is a tender zone.

Let's check out some expert-recommended gentle exercises to make face yoga for your under-eye bags impactful:

Drainage Movements

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Drainage movements help boost the function of your face's lymphatic system. They help drain out the built-up fluid and toxins in the circulation. These assist with puffy eye relief beautifully.

How to Perform?

  • Start tapping softly from the ear end corner towards your eyes and then back, covering the entire under-eye area using your fingertips. 
  • After that, gently pull the ear-end corners of your respective eyes backward. 
  • You can even do this gentle pulling with your cheek muscles.
  • Do this as many times as you wish.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • Starting your face yoga routine for under-eye puffiness with this movement helps you pump more blood towards the eyes.
  • This type of exercise is one of the best solutions for puffy eyes you could get your hands on.

The Finger V

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The particular face yoga exercise works on the muscles around your eyes.

How to Perform?

  • Make a 'V' with your index finger and middle finger like a victory symbol.
  • Keep this V on the under-eye area of both eyes.
  • Let the tip of both fingers touch the corners of your eyes.
  • Now look up as you hold the fingers tight on the skin. Don't move your chin up.
  • Half close your eyes as if you are squinting.
  • Feel the muscles shiver and eyelids flutter.
  • Hold this position for 5 seconds.
  • Release and repeat as many times as you want.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • It works on the orbicularis muscle (the muscle surrounding your eyes), which helps you open and close your eyes.
  • The movement also stretches and helps dissolve the under-eye fat deposit.

Pull and Blink

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Blinking is a great way to give your eyes an excellent workout. Coupling blinking with the face yoga technique adds to the goal of minimising under-eye bags.

How to Perform?

  • Gently place the fingertips on the cheekbones on both sides.
  • Give a gentle pull.
  • Look at the ceiling as you hold the cheekbone skin.
  • Blink 10-15 times slowly.
  • Look up diagonally to the right and again blink 10-15 times.
  • Look up diagonally to the left and repeat the blink.
  • Finally, relax by moving your eyeballs in gentle circles with closed eyes.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • The exercise gives a good workout to all your eye muscles. Do this, especially if you are a regular screen user.
  • It will help your eyes feel refreshed instantly and even cure puffy eyes.

Butterfly Puller With 'O'

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This face yoga exercise is similar to pull and blink but involves more muscle stretching. 

How to Perform?

  • Keep two fingers on your cheekbones on both sides.
  • Make an 'O' with your mouth and tuck your lips behind the teeth.
  • Look up slowly and feel the pull on your under-eye muscles.
  • Blink for 30 seconds.
  • When you get done, close your eyes and relax.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • Pulls and stretches the lower eyelids, flexing the muscles.
  • It helps in dissolving the under-eye fat deposits.

Forehead Stretch

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The forehead stretch moves the upper part of your eyes, thus improving the blood circulation in that area. In addition, firmly holding the forehead while you stretch helps prevent forehead wrinkles.

How to Perform?

  • Keep four fingers gently flat on your forehead. Do not forcefully push on your forehead.
  • Now, gently look up and down with only eyeball movement. 
  • After a cycle of 5 movements, look side to side for another five times.
  • Maintain a stillness in the forehead as you do the above steps.
  • After that, open your eyes as wide as possible. 
  • Relax the rest of your face and take a deep breath.
  • At last, remove your hand from your forehead.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • The movements give excellent exercise to your upper eyelids.
  • They improve the lymphatic circulation around the whole face, thus removing the built-up fluid around your eyes.

Nose Massage

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Besides being a natural remedy for under-eye bags, it is a multipurpose facial exercise. Especially if you are allergic or have recurrent sinusitis attacks, this one's for you!

How to Perform?

  • Put your respective index fingers on both sides of your nose.
  • Press and start massaging the sides of your nose forward and backwards.
  • Go along your nose from the top to bottom and back.
  • Repeat this massage for 30 seconds, thoroughly covering your nose's whole length several times.
  • Relax.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • Massaging the nose sides near your eyes can help drain the fluid buildup near your nasal canal and sinuses that tend to cause puffy, tired eyes.

You may even feel some fluid moving in your throat.

Eyebrow Lift

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Along with helping reduce under-eye puffiness, eyebrow lift exercise helps smoothen the wrinkles on your eyelids.  

How to Perform?

  • Gently keep the fingers on below your eyebrow.
  • Massage gently outwards, following your eyebrow arch.
  • Push the arch upwards gently.
  • You can also bring the fingertips around your lower eyelid to make a complete circle.

How Does it Benefit You?

  • It helps improve blood circulation around your eyes.
  • It also reduces the fluid buildup in the upper and lower eyelids, thus ensuring puffy eye relief. 

There are yet more fantastic face yoga for eye puffiness. If you are interested in learning, connect with our face yoga experts.

Bonus Tips

Let us end this section with some bonus tips just for you!

  • You can gently massage your jaws and neck before you start around the eyes. Doing so will act as a push to the blood circulation and lymph drainage in the under-eye area.
  • Another helpful tip is to use the back of your spoon to apply gentle pressure below your eyes. The coolness of the spoon works excellent in taking down the under-eye puffiness.

So, this is how you practise face yoga as a natural remedy for under-eye bags. The best thing about these face yoga workouts is that they also help remove dark circles and under-eye hollows. So, next time your mind bothers you with the question, how do you naturally remove dark circles at home? - You know what to do. Connect with our face yoga experts to know more!

Our Final Thoughts!

So why wait? In addition to getting good sleep and drinking enough water, give face yoga for under-eye bags a worthy try. If under-eye bags and eye puffiness persist, consult a healthcare professional to know the explicit reasons.

Choose what is best for your face and adorn a refreshing look with face yoga.

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