Natural ways to get rid of eye bags: Gua Sha, Bojin and more

Natural Ways To Get Rid of Eye Bags

Eye bags, puffy eyes and under-eye swelling are common concerns that can affect your appearance. 

Naturally, you would want a solution to this sagging. In this article, we share some tips you can practise and eye treatments you can go for in Singapore, including gua sha. But first, let’s look at what causes eye bags.    

What causes eye bags?

Eye bags are typically caused by the weakening of the tissue structures and muscles supporting the eyelids. As the skin sags, the fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye can move below the eye, and fluid can also accumulate there, leading to a swollen appearance. 

This condition can be exacerbated by the natural aging process as the skin loses collagen and elastin, which provide elasticity and tone.  

Ways to improve the look of eye bags

There are a multitude of possibilities when it comes to improving the look of your eyes.

Facial Massages

Facial massages can be a beneficial natural remedy for eye bags. This technique involves gently massaging the area around the eyes to stimulate blood flow and encourage lymphatic drainage. 

By using light, circular motions with the fingertips, a facial massage can help to reduce the accumulation of fluids that contribute to the swollen appearance of eye bags. This treatment can also help to relax the muscles around the eyes. 

Consistent facial massages, especially when done as part of a regular skincare regimen, can help to improve the appearance of the under-eye area by reducing puffiness and promoting a healthier, more rejuvenated look over time.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves using a smooth-edged tool, often made from materials like jade or rose quartz, to gently scrape or massage the skin. 

When used for eye bags, the gua sha tool is pushed over the skin around the eyes with light pressure, using a specific technique. This action works to improve blood circulation and promote lymphatic drainage in the facial area. As we enhance these bodily processes, Gua Sha helps reduce the puffiness and swelling associated with eye bags. 

Across time, putting in regular Gua Sha treatment sessions can lead to a more toned and revitalized appearance in the under-eye area.


Another technique rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine is Bojin therapy. Increasingly used for treating eye bags, Bojin treatments involve a unique massage technique that uses a special tool, often made from buffalo horn, to stimulate the area around the eyes. 

The primary objective of Bojin therapy is to enhance blood circulation, which is crucial for reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. By targeting specific meridian points on the face, it helps to boost overall circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage. This helps in detoxifying the under-eye area and relieves eye strain, beneficial for those who spend significant time in front of screens.

The treatment typically lasts about an hour and is known for providing deep relaxation while simultaneously addressing the physical aspects contributing to eye bags.

Other faster, guaranteed ways of eyebag removal

If you have severe eyebags and have tried the above methods but to no avail, or simply want a more dedicated eyebag treatment, consider the following medical aesthetic treatments: 

Sylfirm X

Sylfirm X

Sylfirm X is an innovative treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to address under-eye bags. It works by delivering heat and RF energy directly to the excess fats under the eyes, causing them to melt away and be naturally eliminated through the body’s waste disposal system. This process also stimulates collagen renewal, firming up the skin and improving its appearance.

The combination of RF energy, ultrasonic vibrations, and photon light therapy enhances the skin’s appearance around the eyes with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Sylfirm X works by stimulating collagen production in the underlying tissues, which helps to tighten and firm the area surrounding the eyes. The ultrasonic vibrations improve blood circulation, assisting in toxin elimination and puffiness reduction. Photon light therapy further enhances skin appearance by promoting collagen production and improving skin tone and texture.

Each session of Sylfirm X typically lasts 30-45 minutes, and noticeable benefits can be observed after 3-4 sessions

Fotona SmoothEye

Fotona SmoothEye

Another treatment that can help with serious eye bag issues is the Fotona SmoothEye non-invasive laser treatment. Using a non-ablative laser that helps to stimulate collagen remodeling and contraction, Fotona SmoothEye is good at tightening the skin and reducing wrinkles around the eyes.

This treatment employs a unique method of delivering energy into the skin in controlled micro pulses. These pulses of laser energy penetrate the deep dermis and the fat of the eye bag, stimulating collagen and reducing the fat. 

The treatment typically involves a minimum of two to three sessions, with intervals of 4 to 6 weeks between each session. Each treatment lasts between 30 to 45 minutes. Most patients find Fotona SmoothEye to be a comfortable treatment with little downtime post-procedure, making it an effective method of improving the skin around the eye area.

These treatments are available at our sister brand, SL Aesthetic Clinic. 

Get Treatment at SkinLab

Eye bags are the only kind of bags you don’t need. With the right treatment by our experienced, well-trained, your eye bags will be a thing of the past. At SkinLab, Singapore’s largest medical spa chain, our highly trained therapists endeavour to give you the best care and treatment, so you walk out of the door looking great.

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