Puffy Eyes and how to avoid them

November 12, 2012

Puffy Eyes and how to avoid them

Do you have puffy eyes? Well there are some things you can do to minimize them. However it appears that puffy eyes are in your genes so some of us will always be more likely to have them. All of us at different times in our lives have swollen or tired eyes. Sometimes because we are working too hard and can’t get time to rest properly until that particular phase has passed. At other times it’s because we are burning the candle at both ends. Out partying, drinking too much and just having great fun abusing our body.

The best way to deal with puffy eyes is to avoid them. Take precautions that ensure that your eyes and skin stays healthy. Drink lots of water, make sure that you get enough sleep and keep your body’s systems in good health. We know that alcohol causes our body to dehydrate, so avoid that. Caffeine also has a negative effect on skin.

Because the skin around the eyes is thinner with many blood vessels it makes it more susceptible to puffiness. It is also the most noticeable because it is the area we look at everyday in the mirror. But this is good because we can notice small changes and treat them before they become a problem.

Puffy eyes usually respond very well to home treatments or medication from the pharmacist. But we should all be aware that they can be an indication of more serious conditions and if things do not improve in the manner expected then go and see your doctor.

Many of us use the same term for different conditions. We say baggy eyes or swollen eyes or puffy eyes meaning the same thing. Yet baggy eyes can only be repaired with surgery as the skin has stretched and must be snipped to make it tighter again. Swollen eyes can be caused by a foreign body in your eye, or an infection, or even a punch which you didn’t see coming!

Puffy eyes can come and go depending on how well your body is. Generally a healthy body will have healthy eyes. If you are having enough sleep, eating healthily and having a healthy lifestyle then your eyes should be fine. If this is not the case then perhaps it’s time for a check-up with your doctor.

Avoid foods or environments which bring on allergic reactions, one of your body’s responses may be puffy eyes. Should you be caught by surprise there are many alternative treatments to help you. Cucumbers from the fridge placed onto your eyes gives a soothing effect, as does cold tea bags or just crushed ice in a towel.

Some people raise their head when they sleep because the eyes hold too much fluid. They say that this has helped their eyes in the morning. Other people say that using a neutral moisturizer when they waken up helps, but avoid fragrances or additives which can hurt the eyes.


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