Tired of Puffy Eyes but
Surgery is Not an Option?
Surgery can be an option for your puffy eyes, but not the chosen path of most women.
The area under your eyes is very thin and delicate and reacts very easily to any negative condition.
Puffiness, swelling, dark bags, dark circles... call them what
you want... can be caused by stress, allergies, hormonal changes and
fluid building up in the tissues around the eyes.
The quick fixes outlined below are to help drain that fluid.
Suggestions to Alleviate Puffy Eyes
Short of going under the knife, here are some suggestions to reduce and manage these problems:
When applying eye cream spend a couple of minutes massaging the ocular bone. Using your middle finger, gently pat the eye area going completely around the eye in a circular motion.
Drink plenty of water to reduce dehydration and reduce your salt intake. Too much sodium causes fluid retention. Diuretics can be helpful in cleaning out excess fluid.
- One of the easiest things you can do, first thing out of bed in the morning, is splash your face with lots of very cold water. This will enlarge the vessels and shrink the puffiness.
- Another trick is using two slices of cucumber that
have been in the freezer and place on your eyes for 5-15 minutes. You
can also use eye masks and eye patches. This only works well if time is
not a factor. It is the cold temperature not the cucumber that is
making this work. Tea bags can also be used to shrink the tissues. Use
whatever method you can think of to get anything cold on to the puffy eyes.
Sleep deprivation is the most common cause of dark bags under your eyes. Try to get your 8 hours.
It is also a good idea to have your head elevated while sleeping to
keep the fluids from accumulating around your eyes as you sleep.
Allergies and some medications are related to fluid retention which causes the puffiness, but these will be temporary. Concentrate on long term goals by implementing good habits.
Here is a trick you probably have never heard of... using color analysis.
The clothing and makeup colors you wear can affect how dark your
circles look. I wish I could show each of you firsthand how wearing the
colors that complement your skin coloring can make those "bags" look
Take my color analysis test and try wearing your best seasonal analysis colors and see if it doesn't make a difference.
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