There are many things that can cause puffiness or dark circles under your eyes. Some common causes include: stress; eating a salty meal; and lack of sleep. One surprising factor that many people don't know about relates to HOW we sleep. That's right, the position of the body during sleep matters for some people.
If your eyes ever get puffy and you're not sure why, this article explains the main causes; it also provides some treatment tips.
Puffiness comes from a range of causes: from a cold or sinus infection and seasonal allergies, to eating a salty dinner or watching a tear-jerker before bed. In truth, it's all about osmosis: water will move from areas with a low concentration of salt to areas with a high concentration — in an effort to balance out the levels of sodium.
So whether you were crying a lot watching “The Notebook” last night or ate an entire bag of salty pretzels, your body is going to over-compensate.
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Another cause of puffy eyes could come from the way you sleep. Sleeping on your side or your stomach may cause fluids to pool in your eyes (if this is the case, sleeping on your right will result in more puffiness in that eye). It's not easy to change, but if this is your problem, try sleeping on your back!
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Some more causes of puffiness are rubbing your eyes a lot or falling asleep with makeup on. Not only are these proponents of wrinkles and breakouts, but they risk irritating your eyes too. Cutting down on these behaviors will reduce this unsightly issue. If you have fluid retention thanks to a salty meal, try snacking on bananas or raisins, which will alleviate the problem. If tears are your issue, try applying a cool compress under your eyes, or cooled-down tea bags.
How to Get Rid of Bags and Dark Circles Effectively:
Store an apple in your refrigerator and then mix it together with one tbsp. of oats until you get a thick paste. Apply it to your face and allow it to act for about fifteen minutes. Finally, rinse with cold water.
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As apples help relax your muscles, you can use them to help relax your puffy, tired eyes after a long day.
2. Goat or Cow’s Milk
Store the milk in your refrigerator. When cool, you should soak two cotton balls in it and apply them to the affected area. Allow them to act for about fifteen minutes and rinse with cold water.
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3. Green Tea
The regular consumption of green tea helps fight inflammation, prevent fluid retention, and detoxify your body. You should consume two cups of green tea on a daily basis for maximum benefits.
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Also, you can soak 2 green tea bags in some hot water and while still warm, eliminate the excess water from them. Then, apply them to the affected area.
Cucumbers have potent anti-inflammatory properties and could provide beneficial effects when applied externally.
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Simply cut a cucumber in thin slices and apply them to the affected area. Leave them to act for twenty minutes and then apply new cucumber slices. You should repeat the same procedure until you notice improvements.
For information on creams that help get rid of puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines and wrinkles, watch the following video:
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