How Are Eyebags Caused?
Eyebags can be caused sue to various reasons, all of which may contribute towards your appearance. Usually, people develop eyebags because, as they age, they start losing fatty tissue from their upper cheeks. Right under the skin, this layer of fatty tissue is present all over your face. As you grow older, this fatty tissue deflates or breaks down, and this process is much faster in your cheek areas as compared to the areas right under your eyes.
Due to this uneven breakdown of fatty tissues, protruding bags of fats are left right under your eyes, resulting in eyebags. Also, eyebags can be caused when the orbital septum – a fat-holding membrane under the eye – grows weak. As you age naturally, your orbital septum grows weaker and weaker, which results in the fat behind the septum bulging or protruding outward against the skin. This protruding of fats then causes or contributes to the formation of eyebags.
Another common cause of eyebags is the accumulation and retention of fluid. Especially when you wake up in the morning or right after having a salty meal, fluid tends to accumulate in the areas under your eyes. This results in eyebags. In addition to this, allergies, regular smoking, lack of sleep, or irregular sleep cycle can contribute to or make you more likely to develop eyebags. If your family has a history of eye bag formation, then you may have a genetic disposition to develop eyebags as well.