Puffy eyes are present for various reasons, including stress, allergies, lack of sleep and high alcohol intake. It can also be hereditary or begin to develop with age. Often, it is caused by an excessive accumulation of fluids (edema) in the surrounding skin tissue.
If you struggle with puffy eyes in the morning, that’s because you stop blinking when you’re asleep. This means that the layer of basal tears produced by the body stays on the eye and gets reabsorbed into the tissues around the eyes, leading to swelling.
Whether you’re constantly dealing with persistent puffiness or the occasional tired-looking eyes, the goal is to achieve a well-rested appearance. Here are some tips and tricks you can take to bid farewell to your puffy eyes.
1. Get sufficient sleep
Getting your beauty sleep is crucial in reducing your puffy eyes and helping your skin to repair and restore itself. It is proven that adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep every night. To ensure you’re getting enough shut-eye, you can create a personalised bedtime routine to decompress, wind down and let your brain know it’s preparing for sleep.
This can include taking a warm bath two to three hours before bedtime, listening to soothing music, and meditating. Refrain from consuming caffeine and alcohol at least six hours before bedtime, and turn off all electronics one to two hours before bedtime.
2. Cold compress
Cooling the area can help minimise puffiness. The cold temperature will tighten the swollen skin and stimulate circulation, since fluid can pool under your eyes while you sleep. Use refrigerated spoons, chilled cucumber slices or an ice pack over your closed eyes for a few minutes.
Pamper yourself with our Eye-Lite Therapy treatment to help you deal with puffy eyes, dark eye circles and tired eyes. This 45-min session will leave you looking much rested and refreshed. Expect an eye lymphatic massage, heat and cold therapy and a mask to soothe and calm your skin.
3. Drink plenty of water
Another major result of eye puffiness is dehydration. To keep your skin rejuvenated and healthy, the general rule of thumb is to drink at least eight cups of water every day. Consider setting reminders every hour to stay on track, or you can also make use of a refillable time-marked water bottle to help you drink sufficient water throughout the entire day.
4. Reduce your salt intake
Consuming too much salt will not only result in extra fluid retention in your body, but also lead to various health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Some rich sources of sodium include canned products, processed meats, ready-to-eat frozen meals, and even soft drinks.
It is important to read the label to determine the sodium content before buying food products. If you’re cooking, use herbs and spices or add vegetables instead of salt for more flavour in your meals.
5. Change the way you sleep
Sleep with a few pillows under your head so you won’t be lying flat. By propping your head up enough, this will prevent fluid from settling around your eyes, resulting in the gathering of puffiness and under-eye bags. If using two to three pillows lead to a lot of adjusting during the night, get a foam wedge pillow that makes elevated back sleeping easier.
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