How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

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Puffy eyes and dark circles are among the most nerve-wracking problems for a great many people. The causes of them are far more than what we can imagine. And about how to get rid of them, it is believed most of us still know little, if at all. There is no doubt that none of us want a pair of puffy dark eyes in the working place or elsewhere. Since puffy eyes and dark circles have brought about so many embarrassments to us, it is of great urgency to find ways of getting rid of them. Only by having a thorough understanding of what puffy eyes and dark circles really are can we probably have the chance of getting it over with.

Causes of puffy eyes and dark circles

Ordinarily swelling eyes symbolizes an excessive accumulation of fluids, i.e. Edema, around the skin tissue of the eyes. The skin around the eyes is acknowledged as the thinnest skin of the whole body, which explains why swelling and dark circles are so much prominent. A variety of reasons can help account for why puffy eyes and dark circles appear, covering:

1. Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention

2. Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling

3. Sinus problems

4. Dehydration

5. Fatigue and lack of sleep

6. Stress

7. Crying

8. Aging

9. Inherited facial features

Among all these causes, what we ordinary people are aware of are fatigue and lack of sleep, stress, crying and inherited facial features. Look is to a great degree decided by genes, and quite a few people just inherit puffy eyes or dark circles from their parents. We also have had the experience that if we are stressed and tired and don’t sleep well, puffy eyes and dark circles are inevitable to go with us. One more cause is crying. Why are we bound to suffering from swelling eyes after crying? It is because when we are crying, the reduction of the water content around the skin tissue of the eyes accelerates. And thus the dehydration would lead to puffy eyes.

The factor of aging tells us that when getting older people’s fatty tissue that protects the eye inside the bony eye socket begins to push forward and fill in spaces below the eye. At the same time the increasing thinning of the membrane that usually holds back fat in both the upper and lower eyelids will result in puffy eyes.

Speaking of sinus problems and allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling eyes, we must specially be conscious of the severity. Eye allergies are commonly caused by hay fever or certain foods and chemicals and always result in puffy eyes.

It is strongly recommended that we should not overconsume salt which is badly harmful to kidneys and thyroid glands. Otherwise we are very likely to suffer from fluid retention, causing swelling eyes as a consequence.

You may wonder why we still can’t get rid of puffy eyes even though we just get up from an ample sleep. The reason is the lack of movement of the eyes. Just like walking for legs, movement or blinking for eyelids is essential to promote blood circulation of the skin tissue of the eyes. When we are asleep, the stop of the blinking for eyelids necessarily causes puffy eyes. However, this swelling will disappear in a short instance as long as we are awake.

How to get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles?

We should pay enough attention to puffy eyes and dark circles for it not only concerns our appearance but also is critical to our health. In principle, we can’t deal with puffy eyes and dark circles that are inherited and caused by aging but at most do some make-up to cover them. Besides, a sound sleep and enough drinking are thought to be helpful to relieve puffy eyes. However, we should consult an eye doctor if our swelling eyes and dark circles are caused by eye allergies and other diseases. Only through immediate treatment can puffy eyes and dark circles be all better.

At last, several health actions are also good to alleviate puffy eyes and dark circles. These health actions include having light massage or ice compress on the eyes, covering cucumber slices or chilled tea bags over the eyes, using special eye creams and so forth.