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While we know that the eye area is vulnerable to the eye area, there are other reasons why puffiness and bags appear under the eyes. Thankfully, these reasons are all treatable and lifestyle changes can usually fix them.
Thanks to Woman and Home who gave us seven good reasons why puffiness might be occurring around the eye area.
1) Using a Heater
Turning the central heating up in winter can make eyes dryer and more sensitive than usual, as heat causes dehydration of mucus membranes in the eyes, causing it to thicken and become more inflamed.
2) Bad Sleep
A bad night’s sleep can lead to puffiness around the eye area in the morning – especially if you’re stressed. Stress causes changes to the salt balance in the body and if salt balances are off, your eyes can retain water as a result and swell.
Seasonal allergies can cause swelling of the eye area. When your body is faced with an allergy it releases histamine into your system which can sometimes lead to inflammation of the eye area.
4) Certain Times In Your Menstrual Cycle
Just like the rest of your body bloats and swells during certain times of the month, your eyes can actually do the same. They should go down after a few days, and if they don’t, it may be another cause.
5) Bad Diet
Too much salt in your diet can cause your eyes to puff, as excess sodium levels can lead to bloating and fluid retention. If you think too much salt may be the cause of your swollen eyes, simply cut back on foods that contribute to fluid retention, such as pre-packed, frozen and canned foods as sodium is often added as a preservative to these foods.
Your eyes are extremely vulnerable to even small changes in your diet, so the dehydration caused by drinking too much alcohol can lead to puffiness around the eye area.
7) Problems With Your Thyroid
Although it is probably more likely to be an environmental factor, puffy eyes can also be a symptom of an overactive thyroid, so if you are concerned always check with your GP.
One of the ways we counter puffy eyes is by using Carita Progressif Anti-Rides Supreme Wrinkle Solution Eye Contour [PRO3W], a new beauty routine with targeted effectiveness on wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness to keep your eyes looking young. Green anise complex helps reduce micro-tensions in the skin to smooth out “crows feet”, new-generation hyaluronic acid fills wrinkles from within, while “lumi-detox” complex helps stimulate the micro-circulation to reduce and slow down the appearance and reappearance of dark circles and puffiness. Visibly smoothed, the eye contour area appears rested, rejuvenated and the eyes more brighter.