There are reasons why you would end up with puffy eyes. However, you do not want to stay with them for very long because they are literally on the face. From crying, diet, and even aging, eye bags can be a result of many things. Let us take a look of eye causes of eye puffiness and explore the different ways of getting rid of puffy eyes.
How to reduce puffy eyes
You can apply chilled tea bags to dark circles and puffy eyes. Two teabags are all you need for a cool compress to reduce puffiness on your eyes. Cucumbers can work too. Place the tea bags or cucumbers on your closed eyes until they warm before removing them. Furthermore, one of our facial mask picks, PerfeCore cooling facial mask, will significantly aid in reducing eye bags.
Under eye patches
Using eye masks and help hydrate the skin and reduce puffiness and dark circles. Just apply the patches below your eyes before bedtime, and let them work their magic. The Sdara eye gel patches are our favorite under eye patches.
What you eat or apply on your face can reduce inflammation which can, in turn, reduce under-eye swelling. Eat less salt, which will make your eyes retain fluid and hydrate as often as you can. Get enough sleep. We recommend using facial masks like PerfeCore when traveling or sleeping will definitely get rid of your bags under your eyes.
Microneedling and Derma Rollers
Microneedling is an outpatient procedure that is done on eyelid bags. The procedure will stimulate collagen growth which will lead to a smooth appearance.
Getting a stone face roller will evenly massage your face reducing the bags. Our editors’ favorite derma roller is the Sdara Rose Quartz Roller, best known for comfort and efficiency.
Caffeinated eye creams will constrict blood vessels when applied under-eye bags. The constriction will cause a better flow of excess fluids.
Hemorrhoid Eye Cream
One of the recommended at-home treatments is the use of hemorrhoid cream. The eye creams tighten puffy eyes, which helps reduce swelling significantly.
Reasons for puffy eyes and potential solutions
An average person will sleep for seven to nine hours. If you fall short of that, you might notice that you have puffy eyes. Morning under-eye puffiness can be caused by fluids collecting under your eyes due to gravity.
Consider using an eye mask if the ambient light is interrupting your sleep. Sometimes, changing sleep positions can also help. Try replacing your old pillow, if it has gone flat. You should also consider monitoring your caffeine intake, if falling asleep is an issue.
Excess Salt intake
Overconsumption of salt will cause fluid retention under the eyes leading to the formation of eye bags. Most of the salt you consume comes from processed foods like bread, cured meats, cheese, and other processed foodstuff. Restaurant foods also have a risk of containing too much salt.
Reduce your salt intake. According to the FDA, the daily sodium value should be 2,300 mg. The American Heart Association recommends reducing salt consumption to 1,500 mg per day. Read the labels on prepackaged foodstuff to know how much salt is contained in the foods.
We go through some difficult situations in life that might bring us to tears. Crying, however, can lead to eye puffiness. Whenever you cry, fluids collect in the under-eye area and the eyelids leading to swelling.
It would be best to get rid of the fluids by simply cooling the area under your eyes. Applying a cold press will help drain excess fluid away. You can use a cool washcloth to apply gentle pressure to the skin under and around your eyes for only a few minutes. Cold cucumber slices can get the job done too. You only need to have cucumbers refrigerated beforehand. Wash the cucumber and cut two 1/4 inch slices. Keep the slices on your eyelids until they are no longer cool.
You can gently massage your eyelids to increase blood flow. You can use our favorite Sdara Gua Sha Stone and Jade roller to achieve the most effective massaging that your bare hands might not be able to achieve.
4. Seasonal Allergies
Our body reacts with foreign material upon interaction as a defense mechanism. Allergy symptoms can take the form of puffy eyes.
Know your allergies and the seasons in which you most experience the allergies. The normal over-the-counter medicine that you use for your allergies should have you sorted.
Aging causes wrinkly skin. You can not reverse the process of growing old just yet, but you can work on the swollen eyelids.
Eyelid surgery will be effective as a solution to puffy eyes. You only need to seek professional medical advice before settling on any procedure. Other forms of cosmetic surgery like laser resurfacing or chemical peels can help reveal brighter or tighter skin.
Dehydration can lead to puffy eyes as water contributes directly to the health of our skin.
Stay hydrated. Men should take an average of 13 cups per day, while women, 9 cups.
7. Sun Exposure
Exposure to too much sun can cause dryness leading to swollen eyelids.
Splash your face with cold water ever so often when out in the sun. Ensure you stay hydrated and get a cap or an umbrella for outdoor days. Eye cream with sunscreen will be helpful.
8. Genetic Eye Puffiness
Some people have genes that lead to dark circles and puffy eyes.
Cosmetic surgery will come in handy for someone whose eye bags are genetic.