Puffy eye issues? Common causes of Puffy eyes can include fluid retention, stress, allergies, and hormone changes, along with other. If eyes swell due to an episode of crying this is due to how the body reacts to emotions and causes extra blood to flow around the eye sockets which results in swelling. If the production of tears is extreme it can put a strain on the eyes. Tiredness is another regular cause for puffy eyes. This can happen because there is too much sodium in a diet causing water retention.
If you tend on treating your puffy eyes at home then you have to be certain of why they have occurred. Tired exhausted eyes by all means have ago at treating, but if it be something more serious you need to leave well alone. The eyes are delicate organs and you cannot afford to practice with solutions/remedies you are unfamiliar with, or more importantly an unfamiliar condition if you haven`t had the problem determined by your doctor.
Puffy Eyes Treatments and Home Remedies
Before endorsing any new fresh methods for treating your eye puffiness get a second opinion from your doctor. If we are looking to treat puffy eyes that you are “sure” are not caused by other eye conditions, then you can consider trying the options below to rid eye puffiness. The treatments given are successfully treating patients and their eye issues, however what may work for one person may not for the other.
Cold Splash: Having puffy eyes can be nothing more than a problematic fluid circulation in your face. An easy and cool way to bring back your eyes to their normal appearance is to splash cold water directly on your eye area and the rest of your face. The cold temperature of the water is all you need to jumpstart the fluid circulation in your face.
Tea Bag Patch: Try using teabags. Two teabags moistened by cold water and patched on your puffy eyes for five to ten minutes can reinvigorate your eyes and hold off the puffiness. Again, the coldness of the teabags can help to increase circulation in your face. But more than that, tea has tannin that can also help in tightening the skin in your eye area; thereby, effectively decreasing the bulge in your eyes.
Take Medication: Sometimes, eye puffiness can be caused by factors other than fluid circulation in the face. For instance, if you are having your menstruation, your body may retain more fluids at the onset of your period; hence, our eyes may become puffy. If this is the case, take over-the-counter diuretic medications to help flush out excess fluids in your system.
Limit your intake of sodium
Drink plenty of water to flush out your system
Place cool cucumber slices over the eyes or cold wet teabags
Use a soothing eye cream with aloe and Vitamin E.
Avoid bending the head down for long periods of time.
Avoid staying up late of a night.
You can also treat your eyes with creams for a more lasting solution to eye puffiness.
If your eye puffiness is due to an allergic reaction, over-the-counter antihistamine medicines can help flatten the puffiness.
Reduce Puffy Eyes
Cool the swollen skin around your eyes to reduce puffiness at every possible convenience
Chill eye and face creams
Wrap an ice cube in cloth and gently dab the eyes
Cool two spoons and place over the eyes
Chilled strips of potato settled over the eyes is effective for soothing
Cold has great healing qualities in helping to reduce puffiness and irritation, and can be used as often as is comfortable to get rid of puffy eyes.
Avoid hot water; this we use for getting rid of dirt and grime, and this is not the issue here.
Gentle patting or dabbing should be the motion used at all times. The skin around your eyes is extremely sensitive, and repeated touching of the skin enveloping the eyes can worsen allergies, making them more irritable, red and itchy thus leading to puffy eyes. If you wear contact lenses then remove them before going to bed to avoid irritation and eye dryness.
Increase your intake of water throughout the day to help get rid of puffy eyes. When the human body becomes dehydrated (maybe caused by alcohol or sickness) it stores water as a defense mechanism. This built-up water can encourage baggy or puffy eyes. 8-10 glasses of water daily are the suggested amount to drink that will reduce water build-up and improve baggy eyes.
Cut down on salt because too much can cause water retention in your body.
Prevent puffy eyes:
Sleep with the head raised.
Don’t drink too much water/fluids before bed.
Don`t use wrinkle remover cream near the eyes as it hydrates the skin and puffiness is the result. My favorite is Nuskin’s trueface ideal eyes.
Avoid oil-based cosmetics. Oil can cause the skin below the eyes to swell and become inflamed. Water-based is more ideal.
Remove makeup every night because it can fill the pores causing swelling.
If you are unlucky and suffer from puffy eyes a lot due to whatever reasons and looking for ways to lessen the look then you can try concealing your problem tired eyes with the help of cosmetics.
Another great way to help with puffiness is getting a spa eye treatment. The Collagen Eye Treatment is a really popular add- on to the facial treatments I give at my Lil Spa Room. http://lilsparoom.com/add-onsother-services/