You may have noticed when you’re tired, your eyes get puffy. The obvious answer is to get more sleep but with whatever reason – young children, stress, demanding jobs, sleeping problems – it’s not always that easy.
But what causes the puffiness in the first place?
Ordinary swelling, according to AllAboutVision, around the eyes means you have an excessive accumulation of fluids, called oedema, in surrounding skin tissue. Because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin in the body, swelling and discoloration can be quite prominent.
But why does fluid accumulate to form puffy eyes in the first place?
Puffy eyes generally result from a variety of factors, including:
- Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention
- Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling
- Sinus problems
- Fatigue and lack of sleep
- Inherited facial features
With ageing, eye puffiness can be caused in part when fatty tissue that ordinarily protects the eye inside the bony eye socket begins to push forward and fill in spaces below the eye.
This happens because ageing processes cause thinning of the membrane or «septum» that ordinarily holds back fat in both the upper and lower eyelids. As the membrane thins, the fat herniates and pushes forward. This is when bags or bulges start forming under the eye.
To soothe puffy eyes, get a quality product that will nourish the sensitive area. Darphin Eye Sorbet Mask is specially formulated for the delicate eye area, the cooling texture of this eye mask instantly refreshes and softens skin – a true SOS for the eyes. It hydrates intensely for a refreshed, fully-rested and radiant appearance.
- Skin around the eyes is delightfully soothed, hydrated.
- Eye contour is fresh and luminous.
How to use: Apply one or two times a week by gently tapping over the eye contour area. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and remove the excess with your Darphin eye make-up remover.
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