What are puffy eyes?
Puffiness is the result of swollen skin. The skin around your eyes is very sensitive. Because of this, it is prone to swelling and irritation.
There are many possible causes of eye puffiness. The most common causes include fluid retention, lack of sleep, oversleeping, genetics, allergies, poor diet, aging, inflammation, stress, hormonal changes, diet, excessive alcohol intake, and other medical conditions.
What are the treatment options?
Surgery for eye bags and puffiness is called Blepharoplasty surgery and is performed by a plastic surgeon. As you can imagine this is expensive; however it does provide a permanent fix to the problem. All other fixes are temporary.
Many home remedies actually do work for eye bags. Those that do include cucumber, tea bags, and rose water. The good thing about home remedies is that they are often pretty cheap to implement. The con of these for most people is the time it takes to do them. Most home remedies take about 15 minutes or so to work and only provides a temporary fix.
Over the Counter Beauty Products
While these are usually more expensive than home remedies they are quick to apply. After all it’s a lot faster to dab on some cream or gel than lie around for 15 minutes every morning with cold cucumbers on your eyes. Another advantage that over the counter products have is that they are usually targeted specifically to the eye area and most help not only with puffiness but with other eye problems such as crow’s feet and dark circles.
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