How To Banish Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes and “eye bags” can occur for a variety of reasons and are not always down to the assumed reason of tiredness. From allergies to an individuals skin type they can also appear due to inherited facial features.

While some take trying out natural home remedies, unless we know the direct cause then we are unable to determine a more long last future.

Swelling around the eyes which gives a puffy appearance is caused by an accumulation of excess fluids. The skin surrounding the eyes is so delicate this can make the swelling look more pronounced than if it were on another area of the body.

The more common causes of puffy eyes include:

• inherited facial features

• ageing

• crying

• dehydration

• allergies

• a high salt consumption

• stress and fatigue

Before you attempt to treat your puffy eyes you need to be sure of the cause.

We spoke to Dr Raphael Mohammad of Dr Raph Aesthetics who explained “A lot of patients come into clinic complaining of eye bags. What they mean by this is usually that they have puffy eyes or dark circles. The most common cause of this is either genetics or the natural ageing process. If someone has volume loss in their mid face area this can give the appearance of puffy eyes. By replacing the volume loss the puffy eye appearance is reduced.

He continued “Creams and over the counter treatments can be used to keep the thin skin under your eyes hydrated. If the cause is an allergy, sleep related or dehydration you can alter your lifestyle to improve the appearance of the puffy eyes. If the causes is genetics of ageing the only way to completely remove the appearance of a puffy eye is through aesthetic procedure or surgery.”

Although not often anything to be concerned about if your puffy eyes are associated with any other symptoms you should book in for an eye examination immediately.

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