People of different ages usually have to deal with puffy eyes. When eyes become puffy, fluid builds up in the orbits, the tissue around the eyes.
Some people just have chronic puffy eyes because of hereditary. Eyes can become swollen due to a number of other reasons.
Some common causes of puffy eyes are:
- Lack of sleep
- Fluid retention
- Allergies – usually accompanied by redness and itching
- Hormone change
Also, when people cry, eyes become puffy because more blood flows through the eye area. Eyes can look puffy after sleeping, too.
Older people have puffy eyes more frequently than younger people because the muscles and skin elasticity around the eyes weakens with time. The fat that is usually spread out around the eye area may collect in the lower lid.
To reduce the likelihood of getting puffy eyes:
- Get enough sleep
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily
- Reduce sodium intake; sodium causes the body to retain more fluid
- Exercise to increase circulation
- Avoid rubbing eyes
To treat puffy eyes, consider Dr. Perricone’s Advanced Eye Area Therapy.
Not only does it help treat puffy eyes, but it reduces the appearance of fine lines, under eye wrinkles, discoloration, and dark circles.
Advanced Eye Area Therapy is formulated with:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid, which helps to reduce puffiness and refine skin texture.
- DMAE, which helps contour, lift, tighten, and tone skin.
- Vitamin C Ester, which helps to impart a radiant, smooth, and luminous appearance.
While having puffy eyes is not a serious condition, it could be a symptom of a bigger optical problem if the puffiness is accompanied by pain, discomfort, or blurry vision. If any of this is the case, you should consult a doctor.