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Q: I am a 37 year old woman. Within the past year I've noticed bags/sagging under my eyes. What can I do to get rid of them?

A: First, if you are 35 or older, you should definitely add an eye creme to your routine. An eye cream will moisturize the skin surface and "plump" the skin. This will help the "baggy areas" you mentioned. You should use this at night following your cleansing routine. The eye cream should be dotted on the bone around the eye, and gently patted in. The eye will absorb what it needs and the cream will help prevent dry, tired-looking eyes. As we age the eye area becomes dull and makes us look tired. It will also help prevent fine lines from forming.

You should also consider using a firming eye gel during the day. The firming eye gel tightens and firms this delicate skin. It should be used around the eye bone, as with the cream. This type of care is cumulative in nature, so the longer you use it the more you will notice a difference.

If you are experiencing puffiness under your eyes, then consider a smoothing eye gel. This type of problem is generally worse in the morning. Be sure to drink lots of water, and do not pull or tug on the delicate eye tissue.

Some good Eye Creams:
- Awake Hydro Plus Eye (at Sephora.com)
- Philosophy Eye Believe (at Sephora.com)
- Clarins Eye Contour Balm (at Clarins-Paris.com)

Firming Eye Gels:
- Joey New York Firm and Tone (at Sephora.com)
- Clarins Extra Firming Eye Contour Cream (at Clarins-Paris.com)

For Puffiness:
- Joey New York Lift Up Eye Gel (at Sephora.com)
- Philosophy Dark Shadows (at Sephora.com)
- Origins No Puffery (at Origins.com)

Good luck and let me know if I can help any further! Many times the creams will also double for firming and toning. Check the products for what they propose to do for your eyes.


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