Causes of Puffy Eyes

Under eye puffiness happens to the best of us.  Most of us know that feeling all too well.  We wake up in the morning feeling less than refreshed, saunter into the bathroom, turn on the light, and look into the mirror to be greeted by swollen puffy eyes that leave us wondering if we were punched in both eyes while sleeping.

But why do our eyes get puffy?  In the morning, it’s pretty easy to recall what the prior day’s activities were and find out what caused the puffiness.  Here we list several factors:

How are under eye bags caused?

Under eye bags are caused by a number of issues, not necessarily even related to your overall general health.  Some of the common causes are outlined below:

  • seasonal allergies
  • a cold
  • a sinus infection
  • a diet full of salty foods
  • crying
  • sleep position (stomach sleeping)

In bizarre cases, it is possible your eye puffiness is due to an allergic reaction, a reaction to a product or pet dander.

How can under eye puffiness be treated?

Under eye bags can be treated by combating the issues outlined above, coupled with an eye serum or cream.  Try making these few simple changes:

  • If you suffer from allergies, take an over the counter allergy medication.
  • If you indulge in salty snacks, cut back on your sodium intake.
  • If you are a stomach sleeper, try switching sleep positions.  Gravity has a lot to do with fluid under your eyes and if you sleep on your stomach, gravity naturally causes the under eye area to fill up with fluid.

However, if you are reading this website and in search of the best eye cream for your face, chances are you are experiencing eye puffiness due to aging.  It’s a known fact that the skin around the eyes thins and becomes less elastic with age.

What happens is the fat underneath the skin bulges out at a level that was undetectable before because your skin was plumper and younger.  Furthermore, the skin under our eyes is very thin and very delicate.  As we grow older, this already fragile skin becomes even thinner.  This also contributes to bags under the eyes.  The less skin we have, the easier it is for issues like under eye bags and dark circles to show through that very thin, delicate tissue.

Eye puffiness can be treated and kept at bay with regular applications of an eye serum. We highly recommend Elite Serum!  Elite Serum is comprised of a powerhouse of ingredients, including Argireline, Haloxyl, Matrixyl3000 and more!  Elite Serum also contains Eyeliss, which is an ingredient specifically formulated to treat those pesky under eye bags and dark circles!

There are habits you can change in your daily lifestyle to help eliminate under eye puffiness.  Habits can be hard to break, but this is an essential step in ridding your body of the toxins and environmental stress that can cause under eye puffiness.  Try making these simple changes:

  • Reduce your daily sodium intake
  • Establish an exercise routine
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day
  • Avoid excessive intake of alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid smoking
  • Sleep at least 8 hours per night
  • Switch your sleep positions to avoid the natural accumulation of fluid that happens during sleep

In addition to changing using an eye serum and changing your bad habits, you can also try some tried and true home remedies.  Consumers have tried and reported positive feedback on the following:

  • Cucumber slices
  • Tea bags
  • Egg whites

Cucumbers contain 90% water and chilled cucumbers are a natural cooling agent that may help reduce puffiness.  Stick cucumber slices in the fridge until they are chilled and then place one on each eye for 15 minutes.

Tea bags are commonly used to treat under eye puffiness.  The active ingredient found in tea bags is called Tannin.  Tannin helps to draw fluid out of the skin, leaving the skin tightened and contracted.  Apply cold, wet tea bags to eyes for 15 minutes.

Egg whites are a somewhat unusual home remedy.  According to the Natural Eye Care website, Egg whites reduce inflammation, improve circulation and benefits puffiness under the eyes.  Apply ½ tsp. of egg white under the eyes with your fingers, allow it to dry for about 15 minutes then rinse well with warm water.