Late nights, body dehydration, excessive alcohol, lack of sleep, computer work, allergies and even reading can all lead to swollen puffy eyes.
Normally, the eye puffiness you get in the morning when you wake up should calm down and disappear by mid-morning when the excessive eye fluid that has accumulated throughout the night is drained away. Swelling that doesn’t disappear rapidly once you’re out of bed is commonly caused by allergies, dehydration, or hormonal changes.
When the body is dehydrated, it begins to store up water which can cause the puffiness. Drinking alcohol, caffienated drinks or eating meals with MSG or too much salt content the night before may have cause this dehydration in the body.
If it is caused by allergies, the puffy eyes will be accompanied by redness, soreness or constant itching and you may need to consider whether there is anything you are reacting to. Possible triggers include eye cosmetics, eye creams, dust mites in your mattress and bedding or pollen in the air.
For the time of the month during your menstrual cycle, your hormone levels will fluctuate causing water retention around the eyelids. Puffy eyes caused by hormonal changes is unavoidable for ladies. But here are some natural remedies to soothe and fix the problem
1. Cucumber slices, raw potato slices and witch hazel-soaked cotton pads are all extremely soothing. Place slices around your eyes for 10 minutes to see immediate results.
2. Pour boiling water over two organic chamomile tea bags. Allow the tea bags to cool and then chill them in the refrigerator and, when ready to use, squeeze out the excess water, lie down, and place them over the eyes. Relax for 15 minutes. The acid in tea will constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation. (Be careful and consider if you are allergic to the chamomile tea before placing the tea bags over your eyes. Allergies to the tea bags will lead to further swelling).
3. Tapping the orbital bone around the eye sharply with the middle finger, moving along the bone to circle the eye, can help drain the fluid which causes puffiness
4. Stainless steel teaspoons which have been chilled in the freezer also work effectively at reducing puffy eyelids. Lie down and relax, and press the backs of the chilled spoons on the eyelids for a few minutes.
5. Often eyes become tired and itchy because the air is too dry or there is pollen in the home. An electric humidifier that comes with an air filter is perfect for creating an environment that is more friendly to your allergies and your eyes.
Remember as you age, the puffiness around your eyes will just happen. The skin begins to loose its elasticity and gravity takes over to create a swollen eye look. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. Click here for natural organic eye products that helps collagen-boosting and firming/plumping of eyes.