puffiness under eyes is basically caused due to fluid and fat. Puffiness
results when a fat pad that cushions the eye begins to pull
away from the bone of the lower eye and sags due to age. Heredity
makes this more of a problem for some people. Retaining water
can also cause puffiness, especially in the morning. Thus
if you see puffiness under your eyes, that is an indication
that you're probably not getting enough water in your system
and thus drink plenty of water. When a person is dehydrated
the body starts storing water as a defence system and this
will add to puffiness around the eyes. Also, under eye puffiness
can indicate that you're sleeping on a pillow that is too
flat, ingesting too much salt or perhaps celebrating with
alcohol to a greater degree than normal. Excess salt intake,
kidney or heart problems, steroid use and other conditions
that cause water retention can create puffiness under eyes.
For puffiness caused by fat, cosmetic surgery is recommended
to remove the fat pad. Making a minimal incision inside the
lower eyelid, surgeons are able to remove the sagging fat
pad that causes puffiness. Laser treatment to vaporise extra
skin around the eyelid can also make a difference.
Tips for puffy eyes
The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with a glass of
ice water and four stainless steel spoons. Chill the spoons
in the water and then place one over each eye. When the
spoons become warm, switch them with the others chilling
in the glass of water. Keep switching until you see improvement.
down for two to five minutes with a chilled, steeped chamomile
or green tea bag over each eye. The natural properties of
these herbal teas help to bring puffy eyes back down to
contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness
and puffiness of eyes. Slice a large cucumber, reserve two
slices to place over eyes. Peel and puree the remaining
cucumber. This can be applied as a pack onto your face.
Remove after fifteen minutes. Apply moisturiser thickly
to seal in water.
natural and effective treatment is to use vitamin E oil
and rub the oil overnight around your eyes.
the juice of grated potato and saturate cotton wool pads
with it or lay the grated vegetable on the eye between the
muslin. Slices of raw potato will soothe swollen eyelids
and reduce swelling and puffiness.
drop of perfectly fresh castor oil smeared along the eyelids
will also remove puffiness.
few egg whites stiffly beaten and applied with a brush to
the face and under the eye will make the skin feel tighter
and look less puffy. Add a drop or two of witch hazel, which
also reduces swelling and will keep the egg whites from
drying to rapidly.
your face in cold water when you wake up or when puffy eyes
attack anytime of the day to constrict blood vessels and
foods high in saturated fat and consume more fibre in your
diet. Regularity helps move toxins out of the body, which
helps control puffiness.
enough sleep. If you don't, the skin surrounding your eyes
is guaranteed to swell. If you're out late Saturday night,
log in a few extra hours on Sunday morning. You must get
8 hours sleep daily.
on your back with your head elevated by two pillows. This
allows fluid to drain overnight instead of collecting under
your eyes, causing puffiness.
Note: If you continually have eye puffiness
then go see your doctor. You could be having symptoms of sinusitis
or allergies that can be cleared up by antibiotics or medication.
- If your eyes are puffy, avoid dark
eyeliners, which draw attention to under-eye bags.
- Use eyeliner along the upper lash lines
only; this helps open up eyes.
- Go easy on the concealer; too much
of it smeared on puffy tissue equals a beauty disaster.
Moisturise beneath the eye area to ensure the concealer
glides on smoothly.
- Experiment with bright white or icy
silver shades on your eyelids to give the illusion of lift.
- Apply cosmetics between the inner eye
and nose for instant lightness.