Maintaining eye contact is a good form of communication. But sometimes you may feel uncomfortable doing so if you have puffy eyes. Eye bags are puffiness around or under the area of the eyes. They occur mainly as a result of aging but there are other things that can cause it. The tissue around the eyes is so thin that with aging they become weaken. The muscles sag and fat knob causing the eye lids to appear puffy or swollen. Although eye bags may appear unpleasant they pose no serious health risk. Other possible causes of eye bags are allergies, stress, lack of sleep and habits that allow water retention in the eyes such as eating foods full of sodium and heavy alcohol drinking.
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Puffy eyes is a cause of concern for everyone, especially the ladies who use eye makeups. Happily there are ways to get rid of puffy eyes without buying any cosmetic. But first, you should know that making some lifestyle changes is a must in order not to negate the effects of these methods for eliminating eye bags. Some of these changes are;
- Limit sodium intake
- Increase intake of mineral and vitamin
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid sleep deprivation
- Avoid scratching itching eye
- Avoid alcohol intake especially before bedtime
Getting Rid Of Eye Bags
Slice cucumber and place in the refrigerator. Make sure it is properly covered. Remove the cucumber slices once they are frozen. Lie down with your head on a pillow with your face upward. Place the cucumber over your eyes for about 10 minutes.
Place a spoon into a cup of cold water for 3-5 minutes. Remove the spoon and place it on the eye.
Get any tea bag and slightly cool. Place it in the eyes while you lie down with your head prop on a pillow.
Get a washcloth and dip it in cold water. Place it on the eyes.
Warning: Cucumber may contain bacteria which can lead to eye infection. Hence, eye specialists do not recommend cucumber despite it effectiveness in getting rid of puffy eyes. Tea bag can also cause eye infection.
Not all swollen eyes are as a result of eye bags, it could be a sign of other health conditions. Therefore it is necessary to sometimes seek professional medical attention when you notice swollen eyes especially if it is accompanied with pain or a headache.