Thursday, October 31, 2013

All About the Eyes: Swollen or Puffy Eyes

What causes puffy or swollen eyes?

Whether it’s puffiness, dark circles or crows feet, the area around our eyes is often problematic for women of all ages and skin types. It’s not surprising since the skin around our eyes is some of the thinnest and most delicate skin on our bodies. This means it’s the most susceptible to the elements- changes in climate, our lifestyle habits and even gravity! In the following weeks we are going to take a closer look at three of the most common issues plaguing our eyes. First up, puffy or swollen eyelids.

What Causes Puffy or Swollen Eyes?
Often times puffiness under the eye is caused by extra fluid retention due to a lack of sleep, changes in weather, changing hormone levels or too much salt or caffeine in the diet. Allergies or a genetic predisposition can also cause extra swelling under the eyes.

Preventing Puffy or Swollen Eyes: You can take steps to reduce inflammation under the eyes by eating foods with a low salt content, avoiding high amounts caffeine and getting a full 8 hours of sleep. In addition, sleeping with a cold compress or with your head slightly raised (and avoiding sleeping on your stomach) can help reduce inflammation. You can also look for products like Vital Eye Cream which contain ingredients like Eyeliss to help reduce puffiness.

Treating Puffy or Swollen Eyes: Waking up with puffy eyes isn’t a fun way to start the day. We suggest using Eye Fix Revitalizing Treatment right when you wake up. Eye Fix Revitalizing Treatment contains both Rosemary Leaf Oil and Lavender Flower Oil to help with inflammation. For even better results, keep the treatment in the refrigerator and apply cold to help alleviate swelling. Applying a cool compress, such as cool tea bags, cooled eye pillows, cucumber slices or a chilled spoon can also
help decrease pressure and swelling.





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