It’s quite common issue… people waking up with puffy eyes. And it’s not something that goes away within an hour or two. So what causes it?
- Lack of Sleep
- Excessive salt intake
- Emotional turmoil
- Physical fatigue
- Excessive Crying
- Build-up of toxins and waste in the body
- Recovery after surgery
- High consumption of alcohol
How to Prevent:
- Drinking plenty of water and getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep every night can help.
- Manage both emotional and physical stress.
- Remove your contact lenses before you go to sleep.
- Eliminate or reduce consumption of alcohol and sodium.
- Use fragrance free, non-toxic skin moisturizers.
Should you see a doctor?
The skin around and under the eyes is very sensitive to changes in the body, especially, changes related to the retention or distribution of water. Most occurrences of puffy eyes are intermittent and irregular and can be cured easily and non-surgically. But if it is a chronic problem, then one should consult a doctor.
- Wash your face with ice cold water.
- Drink a lot of water to clear your system.
- Two tea bags moistened in water and chilled in the refrigerator can be placed on the eyelids. It can work wonders.
- Eye creams that contain vitamin E and aloe also help.
- Cucumber and potato are good healers too. A small slice of raw cucumber or potato can be placed on the eyelids for some time.
- A rounded metal spoon cooled in the refrigerator for some time and held against the puffed portion of the eye for a few minutes also reduces puffed eyes visibly.