Unlike dark circles and puffiness, under-eye bags don’t get talked about as often, probably because they’re much more out of our control. Bags are caused by fat pads under the eyes due, most likely, to genetics.
“Some families have under-eye fat pads that stick out from an early age,” board-certified dermatologist at Skintap Morgana Colombo, M.D., explains.
Arash Akhavan, M.D., owner of Dermatology and Laser Group in NYC, adds that aging typically compounds the issue.
Both dermatologists also agree that there are a few lifestyle elements that can also affect the under-eye bags and make what’s already there worse. This includes sleep, diet, and managing allergies. These are the aspects, along with aging, that we have more control over when it comes to preventing or treating under-eye bags.