Reduce the puffiness of your undereye

It is quite annoying to see puffy eyes right in the morning. Whether you worked late at night or got too happy in the happy hours but puffy eyes throughout the day aren’t the best look. Let us find out the reason for your puffy eyes.

Reasons for the puffiness

There can be a lot of reasons for your eyebags. Let us go through some of them from the list :

Sleep deficiency

Lack of sleep makes the muscles around the eyes weak. This leads to the loss of collagen. Inadequate sleep can give you puffy eyes, droopy eyelids, red eyes, and dark circles.

Puffy eyes
Puffy eyes

Seasonal allergies

The sinus areas get filled up with fluid due to allergies leading to under eye-bags. Allergies can also irritate, appear red or watery, and even itchy. Eye allergies can generate by allergens like:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Pollution
  • Animal fur
  • Chemical
  • Perfume etc.

Premenstrual Symptoms

Our body bloats during the monthly cycle. Similar to the rest of the body, the eyes can also retain water due to the higher level of hormones. Belly bloat, eye swelling caused by the menstrual cycle generally vanishes after a few days.

Boozing & smoking

Eyes are sensitive to changes in diet. Alcohol and cigarettes cause dehydration in the body. This makes the eye area dry too. People who consume a lot of salt in their diet can retain some water in the area leading to puffy eyes. On the other hand, smoking can also act as an allergen to some.

Under- eye bags
Under-eye bags

Thyroid

Puffy eyes can also be a side effect of underlying bigger health issues.” Patients with some types of hyperthyroidism can get thickening of the fat around their eyes, causing puffy eyes,” says Swann.

Other than these here is a list of factors that can lead to puffy eyes.

  • Overconsumption of salt
  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Crying
  • Ageing
  • Inherited facial feature
  • Eye infection
  • Eye injury

Remedies to get rid of the puffiness

To get rid of the under-eye bags it is important to identify the reason behind them. One needs to find out whether it is genetic or due to stress or some diet habits or some underlying chronic disease. It is always best to consult a doctor for identification and advice. Here are some habits which can reduce the reason for puffiness.

  • Minimize salt consumption
  • Manage your allergies
  • Take your makeup off before bed
  • Cut down on smoking and boozing
  • Use sunscreen
  • Use eye cream
  • Cutting off drinking & smoking
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep at night (6 – 8 hours)
Sleep Well at the night
Sleep Well at the night

Home remedies

One can try some home remedies to bounce back from the puffy eyes you got from late-night work or some overdose in happy hours.

  • Potato
  • Cucumber
  • Chilled tea bags
  • Chilled spoon
  • Facial massage
  • Cooling gel pads
  • Hydrate yourself
  • Use eye-roller
  • Consume potassium-rich foods like bananas, potato, yogurt, dried apricot to eliminate excess sodium
  • Splash cold water over face and eyes

The bottom line

Our stress level increases with each passing day. An increase in stress can not only lead to puffy eyes, stress can be the reason for a lot of chronic diseases as well. Your eye-bags may temporarily be reduced by some home remedies but practicing good habits is also important in keeping your eyes healthy. To relax in the hustle-bustle of daily life, you can book a relaxing session of your own choice from Yes Madam. Health is a gift, thus consulting a doctor is important as prevention is always better than cure.

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