Puffy Eyes or Bags under the Eyes

Do you wake up every morning with puffy eyes? Do the bags reduce and disappear as the day goes by? If your answer is yes, then you have temporary fluid build up under the eyes.

You can help reduce the puffiness by applying a cold compress or use a bag of frozen vegetables or chilled used tea bags on your closed eyes, this will reduce the puffiness.

Use an extra pillow at night when you sleep, this may help drain some of the fluid, therefore make the eyes look less puffy in the morning. Reduce your intake of salty food as it causes water retention and thus makes the problem worse.

For people who have permanent bags under their eyes, there is a certain amount of fat naturally in the under the eye area, as you age the ligaments get weaker allowing the fat to push forward, forming that little puffy pillow under your eyes. A permanent solution for this is surgical eyelift.

Some tricks with make-up can help conceal the bags under the eyes; use a concealer that is one or two shades darker than your foundation on the puffy area to reduce the appearance of volume, apply a lighter concealer on the crease below the puff.

For more information, visit our ImperialSkin Channel for a number of Videos on managing Puffy Eyes.

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