There is no one single reason noted down for causing the eyes to puff up, and, therefore because we are looking towards multiply causes, it is best the exact cause is identified being the reason behind the puffy eyes, so, they can be treated accordingly.

Common causes of puffy eyes are lack of sleep or trauma. However, swollen eyes and dark circles and their cause can go much deeper, so, if not enough sleep or a punch in the face isn’t to blame for the eye problems then it would be a good idea to get a doctor check this out.

If there’s certainty the puffiness isn’t caused by not sleeping well, not to panic as this is easily remedied simply by getting more shut-eye, nonetheless and having said this, if sleeping is a problem for you regardless, again speak to a doctor. Deep coiled black circles and unsightly bags under the eyes if not a result of an underlying health matter and treated early, the quicker they’ll disappear.

Swollen eyes are commonly linked with allergies also.

Helpful approaches for treating puffy eyes:

Before trying out an unfamiliar way or remedy to treat sore eyes or other… get medical advice!

1. At night in bed elevate the head. Support the head with a pillow as this will control surplus fluid from filling up and swirling around the eyes.

2. You can’t beat the trusted compress to get fast relief from irritated eyes. Placing a cool damp compress over the eyes helps reduce swelling and irritation.

3. We see it all the time the cucumber spectacles. Cucumber slices, potato, even sliced apple resting over the eyes refreshes the skin and soothes, and so do cold moist tea bags also.

4. Gel masks work a treat on tired skin and swelling. Because there are various types of gel masks choose the most suitable for the eye condition present.

5. Irritated eye skin can be annoying and sore and to help with the discomfort stop rubbing so not to aggravate the skin more. Treat irritation by dipping a cotton wool pad in cold milk and gently squeeze. Apply the pad to the eyes for approx 15 minutes.

Note: The skin is the largest organ of the body and which guards us against microbes and the elements. It helps regulate body temperature. Although a tough organ, skin around the eyes is not so tough and more sensitive.

Awareness: Haemorrhoid cream reduces puffiness. There’s no solid evidence to prove this is true Get a doctor to suggest use if it is something you want to try. Caution: Apparently haemorrhoid cream irritates the eyes and brings inflammation as well as known to dry out the skin.

6. Supposedly a safe mixture and solution to treating dark circles around the eyes effectively, includes mashed tomato, turmeric powder, lemon juice and a small amount of flour. Combined together it is applied to the skin and left for 10 minutes.

7. A dehydrated body retains water and this could cause eye puffiness so the simple solution to this is to simply drink more.

8. Help circulation by sleeping on the back as opposed to sleeping on the stomach because fluid tends to flood the eyes.

9. Remove all eye creams before going to sleep to prevent irritation.

10. Foods containing or laced with salt be wary about and alcohol too as both are known to increase fluid retention.

11. Apparently the days leading up to menstruation, water settles around the eyelids. Eat fruit and vegetables regular to help manage a good hormonal balance.

12. Swollen eyes can happen with age. As we get older the skin loses elasticity. When out in the sun use a reliable sunscreen. A diet rich in antioxidants or supplements should be considered.

If suggestions above have failed to soothe the tired skin and reduce swelling and eye puffiness have a GP rule out that a kidney or thyroid condition is not the cause.

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