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Puffy eyes

Amelia Trappett

Posted on July 24 2015

Puffy eyes

What Causes Ordinary Puffy Eyes?

Puffy eyes can mean you have an excessive accumulation of fluids around the surrounding skin tissue. Because the skin around the eyes is fragile and the thinnest skin in the body, puffiness and swelling can be rather prominent.
Puffy eyes can make you look tired and unwell and can make some people feel very self conscious.

But why does fluid accumulate to form puffy eyes?

Puffy eyes can be caused from:
• Allergies or change in weather
• Sinus problems
• Dehydration or bad diet
• Eye fatigue and tiredness
• Excessive stress
• Crying
• Aging
• Genetics
• Excessive salt intake
• Applying too much eye cream or applying to close to the eye area
• Kidney conditions

Some effective tried and tested puffy eye remedies are:-

One of the easiest ways to reduce puffy eyes is to drink water!
When they body is hydrated there is less chance of water retention and swelling in the body. Drink 8-10 glasses a day and reduce salt intake and caffeine/ caffeinated beverages.

Chilled cucumbers are excellent for puffy eyes. The enzymes found in cucumbers will help reduce inflammation quickly.
Cut chilled slices and place on eyelids for around 10 minutes or until they start to warm up.
Repeat up to several times a day as necessary.

Believe it or not egg whites have skin tightening properties and can assist with puffy eyes as well!
Whip up the egg whites (removing the yolk) and add a few drops of witch hazel.
Use a brush or soft cloth to apply gently under your eyes and allow to dry.
Repeat daily for several days.

Black tea bags, green tea bags – both can soothe puffy eyes!
Great for relieving red and inflamed eyelids (great after tears).
Soak in hot water for several minutes and then remove to cool.
Lying down, place the tea bags over your eyelids and relax while covering them with a soft cloth.
Repeat as necessary several times a day.

Applying eye cream too close to the eye area can cause the product to seep into the eye area and may result in waking with puffy eyes!
The same applies to applying too much eye cream.
Some times less is more with skincare.

If you find you have tried puffy eye remedies and you still need a helping hand -FIB Facelift in a bottle instantly reduces puffy eyes and can be applied just as a spot treatment to the eye area. Usually less is more with FIB also- and you may find only a quarter of a pump is all you will need to make a difference!