Puffiness

What causes skin puffiness?

The most common cause of puffy skin is edema.  This is excess fluid in the deeper skin layers. It can happen anywhere.

Why do eyelids get puffy?

Eyelid puffiness happens when edema and water retention causes the thin and stretchy eyelid skin to puff out. When people are looking for solutions to skin puffiness, it is usually the eyelids that are the area of concern. Puffiness of the eyelid skin will increase the bagginess and dark circles around their eyes. The good news is that this area is fairly responsive to tissue edema reduction.

What is the best way to get rid of puffy bags under the eyes?

The best way to reduce eyelid puffiness is to apply cool compresses. You can use a cool damp cloth as a compress. Another option is to wet two tea bags, place them in the fridge to chill and then apply them as cool compresses to your eyes. You can do the same with thinly sliced cucumbers.

If you routinely suffer from eyelid puffiness, use an eye cream with ingredients that help stimulate lymphatic drainage like my Advanced Corrective Eye Cream.

Also, look for reasons why you might have tissue edema such as eating a lot of salty food or food with MSG (monosodium glutamate). Keep yourself in good health by eating well and exercising, and getting enough sleep and rest. See if that reduces eyelid puffiness. Often the thin skin of your eyelids is a window to your body’s overall vitality. While you sort that out, try cool compresses and the right eye cream.

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