There is no one specific reason for puffy eyes happening, so to treat the puffiness successfully it’s important the exact reason is identified.
Puffy eyes might occur because of things you might do in your daily life such like, not getting enough sleep or trauma. However, because of the many reasons, the cause could be deeper, so if a lack of sleep or a punch in the face isn’t to blame for swelling and dark circles, the reason could be one where you will need to see a doctor. If you’re certain your puffy eyes have happened because you’re not sleeping well, that’s easily remedied by getting more shut-eye, having said this If you struggle to sleep talk to your GP.
Knowing why your eyes have puffed up from let’s say deep coiled black circles or unsightly bags, the quicker home treatment can start, that is, if a health condition is not accountable. Don’t; rule out an allergy being a reason for swollen eyes. You may not know but you could have had an allergic reaction, or, swelling is there because of fluid, weather conditions, or change in hormone levels.
- At night in bed elevate the head. Supporting the head with a pillow controls surplus fluid from filling up around the eyes.
- Placing a cool damp compress over the eyes gives fast relief, reduces swelling and irritation.
- We see it all the time the cucumber spectacles. Cucumber slices, potato, even sliced apple over the eyes refreshes the skin and soothes, and also do cold moist tea bags.
- Gel masks are another option for treating tired skin and swollen eyes. There are different types so make sure to use the most suitable for the eye condition you have. Gel works best cool so store it wherever advised on the packaging.
- To ease irritated skin around the eyes, dip cotton wool pads in cold milk and gently squeeze. Apply to eyes for 15 minutes. This procedure does exactly the same as moist tea bags, gel, and cucumber slices. The skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin guards us against microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and allows the feeling of touch, heat, and cold. Although a tough organ, skin around the eyes is sensitive, therefore treatments should be advised by a pharmacist or doctor. There’s no solid evidence to show that haemorrhoid cream reduces puffiness. A doctor must suggest use, as it supposedly irritates the eyes and brings inflammation as well as dries out the skin.
- A good mixture for treating dark circles includes half a mashed tomato, turmeric powder, lemon juice and a small amount of flour. Mix together and apply to the skin. Leave for 10 minutes then wash it off drying the skin thoroughly.
- A dehydrated body retains water and this could cause puffiness. Drink lots of fluid.
- To help circulation sleep lying flat on your back, avoid the stomach as fluid can flood the eyes.
- All beauty creams and eye cosmetics remove before bedtime to prevent irritation.
- Foods laced with salt, and alcohol increase fluid retention.
- Apparently, before menstruation water can settle around the eyelids. Eat fruit and vegetables regular to help manage a good hormonal balance.
- Swollen eyes can commonly happen with age. As we get older the skin loses elasticity. When out in the sun use a good sunscreen. A diet rich in antioxidants or supplements should be considered.
If these suggestions have failed to soothe the tired skin, reduce eye puffiness or swelling consult a GP as kidney and thyroid conditions can cause this problem.