Puffy Under Eyes – Being Rid of the Excess Water Retention is a Good Starting Point

By Michelle Craig

Being puffy under eyes is a something that many people deal with everyday. Some only get it occasionally, but others see it every morning. Puffiness happens because of many conditions. When you do not get enough sleep, you get puffy under eyes. When you eat too many things with salt, you get puffy under eyes. When you cry too much, you get puffy under eyes. All of these are common reasons for that unattractive swelling to emerge under your eyes. All of these have water retention as a common theme.

Water retention is a huge reason why people develop the puffy under eyes look. When you retain too much water, it shows all over your body. Because the skin under your eyes is so thin, the puffy under eyes look appears pronounced with a higher level of water retention. How can you get rid of that look? Stop taking in so much salt. Some people love salty foods. Some people like to salt their food before they taste it. Check your medications and see if they also may be adding to your water retention problem. You may be surprised at what is contributing to the puffy under eyes look.

You can use several techniques to diminish the puffy under eye look. One is gentle eye tapping. Tapping is not the same as massage. Massage, or rubbing, implies rolling the tip of your finger all over the eyelid and surrounding tissue. However, rubbing is bad since it tugs and pulls at the skin. Tapping, on the other hand, helps stimulate the skin without tugging and pulling and helps reduce the puffy under eyes look. Use your fingertips to tap very gently in the puffy under eyes area. It will help push the retained fluids out and reduce the puffy under eyes look.

Cold is also an effective way to diminish that puffy under eyes look. You can use a cold compress, frozen eye mask, chilled cucumber, or cold tea bags. The cold helps restrict the flow of blood in this area and helps to bring down swelling naturally. If you use cold tea bags, you also get the help of the anti-inflammatory ECHG that dwells naturally in tea. While the effects only last a few hours, it can make all the difference. All of this will help you diminish the puffy under eyes look you dread to see in the mirror each morning.

Michelle Craig

Michelle Craig is an author as well as a beautician by profession. Enhancing a woman's beauty is her hobby. She wishes to pass on her knowledge on beauty to all women around the world, in order to give them a helping hand for enhancing their beauty.