The eyes are the window to the soul and to our health. Eye bags or puffiness are irritating problems that can make you look tired and unattractive. These unwanted symptoms are caused by an accumulation of fluid in the delicate tissues around the eye, but in some cases hereditary factors are involved. After intense crying, lack of sleep and even a heavy night meal, puffiness is more obvious.
What can cause the accumulation of fluid around the eye?
- Wrong use of the face cream. Avoid applying your cream very close to the lower lid. It will be absorbed and as a result lymphatic vessels will be blocked causing eye bags to become twice as big. To avoid this, apply your face cream at least half an inch away from your eyes.
- Tobacco. Smoke irritates the eyes and causes fluid accumulation.
- Lack of sleep. Getting enough sleep, at least 8 hours, will help your body detoxify.
- Allergies. They cause tears, irritation and itching.
- High fever. It causes dysfunction of the lymphatic system.
- Too much sleep.
- Heavy meals. It has been observed that a heavy night meal can cause puffiness, as the lymphatic system is blocked.
- Not drinking enough water. Water is the driving force of the lymphatic system. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
- Lack of aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise stimulates blood circulation, which is interrelated with the lymphatic circulation.
- Light lymphatic drainage massage can be helpful in reducing fluid build-up and puffiness in the eye area.
- Fresh air for detoxification of the body
- Getting eight hours’ sleep, preferably on your back or side
- Circular massage with ice, every morning for 2-3 minutes
Tips for puffy eyes
- Avoid very oily creams near the eyelids
- Use eye gels instead of cream
- Avoid oil cleansing products. Prefer a soft cleaning gel
Natural remedies for puffy eyes
- Steam bath with Rosemary
The recipe that eliminates the bags under the eyes is a steam bath with rosemary for 10 minutes.
- Cold chamomile compresses
Boil some water with chamomile and then chill it the fridge. Cold compresses with this herb will reduce inflammation, leaving fresher, less tired-looking eyes.
- Cold teaspoons
You can have a couple of teaspoons in your fridge so you can apply them on your eyes every morning for a few minutes. This trick works like magic against eye bags.
Mask for puffy eyes
Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of peppermint herb and 1 teaspoon of chamomile. Strain it and leave it to cool. Add 2 teaspoons of aloe and 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice and put the mixture in the fridge. Apply this mask on your eyes every morning for 10 minutes.