Are you concerned because you have noticed that your eyelids have become puffy? If you are, understand that before considering an eyelid surgery, you can try to get rid of your puffy eyes on your own.
Of course, if you don’t succeed, the option of surgery by Dr Naveen Somia, for example, is always open for you.
Find Out the Reason for Your Puffy Eyelids
- Bad diet or water retention
- Lack of sleep
Increase Water Intake
Water retention is one of the main causes of puffy eyelids and the best way to eliminate the cause is to flush that extra water from the body by simply increasing your intake of water.
Foods to Avoid
You will also have to avoid certain bad foods that cause water retention. These are:
- Regular and diet sodas
- Potato chips, cookies, artificially flavoured popcorn, cakes, ice cream
- Sugar and salt
- So-called ‘sugar-free’ products
- Foods containing sugar, corn syrup and/or hydrogenated oil
- Products labeled “Multigrain” (instead choose “Whole grain”)
Increase the Intake of Diuretic Foods
Diuretic foods help you flush out extra water and can help you get rid of puffy eyes (resulted from water retention). Diuretic foods include:
- Carrot juice
- Dandelion tea
- Cranberry juice
- Green tea
- Yarrow tea
- Apple cider vinegar
- Stinging nettle tea
- Horsetail tea
When Puffy Eyes are Caused by PMS
If you regularly experience puffy eyes a few days prior to your periods, there are more chances that your puffy eyes are caused by PMS. This too can be overcome by increasing the intake of water and diuretic foods and avoiding foods mentioned above.
Take Some Rest
One of the other major causes of puffy eyelids is lack of sleep and exhaustion. Make sure you sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours. You should preferably sleep at night, but if that’s not possible, you should sleep whenever you get time during the day.
Not sleeping for too long force your eyes to work harder which in turn causes excess fat and fluid to accumulate in the eye area, making the eyes puffy.
Being sleepy all the time makes your skin paler which also causes puffy eyes.
Sleep on Your Back
If your eyes become puffy every morning, the reason may be that you don’t sleep on your back. Water is prevented from pooling up under your eyes overnight when you sleep on your back. Sleep with your head a little raised. Use an extra pillow for this if required.
Any other way to get rid of puffy eyes won’t be of long term use if you have allergies. Hence if your puffy eyes are caused by allergies, the only solution is to see your doctor and treat those allergies which is the only way for you to eliminate puffy eyes.
Never Rub Eyes
Remember skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. When you rub eyes too much and vigorously, the rubbing causes swelling around your eyes. Also rubbing your eyes too much may even aggravate your allergies making it more difficult to get rid of puffy eyes.
Put Something Cold on Eyes
Cold reduces swelling. Therefore keeping something cold like tea bags, cucumber slices, metal spoons, banana skin etc. can reduce puffy eyes.
Stop Smoking and Limit Alcohol
Tobacco and alcohol are not directly responsible for puffy eyes but they make your skin lighter and it looks like you have puffy or baggy eyes.
Some Other Causes of Puffy Eyes
- Too much crying
- Too much physical and emotional stress
- Recovery after a major surgery
- Sinus problems
- Changes in body fluids due to hormones and/or climate
And even if any of the above tips doesn’t help, don’t worry! Contact Dr Naveen Somia for eye lift surgery Sydney and get your puffy eyelids treated to regain the beauty of your eyes!