Do you dread looking in the bathroom mirror when you first wake up? Scared of seeing baggy, puffy eyes or horrible dark circles under your eyes?
Well, flick on the bathroom light and gaze at your reflection! There are natural solutions to these eye problems. You don’t have to walk around looking like you stayed up all night or got into a fight.
The skin around your eyes is very thin and sensitive. This thin eye skin helps your eyes move easily. Unfortunately, this thin skin easily reveals color changes and swelling.
Instead of skulking around in dark glasses, look into natural eye care that can help with dark circles under the eyes and puffy eyes.
Excess fluid, or water retention, around the eyes can make them seem puffier. Women are especially vulnerable during pregnancy or menstruation due to hormonal changes, and there is not much you can do about that. If you retain fluids due to hot weather or ingesting too much salt, try cutting back on salt and drinking more water.
If you have been crying recently, glands and ducts in your eyes have been over-loaded. If you also rub your eyes, this makes it worse. Don’t hold the feelings in, but just don’t touch your eyes while crying. When you are finished, apply a cool, wet washcloth to your eyes. Cold cucumber slices can also help.
Allergies to airborne molecules do more than make you sneeze. Allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes, and can make them swell. Nasal congestion from allergies or a cold can enhance the veins between your eyes and nose. Do your best to avoid allergens, and talk to your doctor about addressing allergies. See our recommendations for allergies.
Occasionally, puffy eyelids are sign of an eye infection, like a stye. Click for natural approaches to prevent and manage styes.
Some people’s skin is naturally thinner or more pale, and sometimes eyes are set deeply into the eye sockets. If this is your situation, meet with a cosmetologist at your local department store or beauty salon to find the right makeup and learn how to apply it.
At Nature Eye Care, we recommend natural ways of preventing and treating dark circles under the eyes, including Purple Gold Formula, a Chinese formulation of Lithospermum, Coiix, Licorice, and Dong Gui plus Vitamin E.
If you look into these solutions and still have puffy eyes, talk to your health care professional, because these problems can be symptoms of issues such as medication side-effects, or problems with the kidneys or thyroid (hypothyroidism).