Causes of Puffy Eyes

We have all been there. You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and the person looking back at you has some serious puffy eyes. You know you didn’t go to bed looking that way last night, so what happened overnight?

Puffy eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, while there are some serious eye conditions that first show their symptoms by way of some puffy peepers, the fact is, puffy eyes are typically not the sign of a serious medical condition.

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and the blood vessels happen to be very close to the surface. This being said, signs of fluid retention, stress, and allergies usually show up here first. Also, hormonal changes can also affect the eyes and just as you might feel bloated in your belly once a month, your eyes can also be subjected to this.

Many of the causes of puffy eyes come down to how much water you drink, how salty your diet is, how much water you retain, and how much sleep you get on a nightly basis.

Some ways to reduce your chances of getting puffy eyes or to get rid of them once you have there are:

  • Try using an eye cream that is rich in aloe and Vitamin E.

  • Moisten two tea bags with cold water and place them in the freezer for about ten minutes. Once they are cold, place them on your eyes for about five minutes. You should see results immediately.

  • Wash your face with cold water only. Not only will this keep your eyes from being puffy, but it will also tighten your pores.

  • Drink water and limit the amount of salt or sodium you digest.

  • Cut and chill a cucumber, place in the freezer until cold. Place on your eyelids for about ten minutes. This will reduce puffiness and brighten your eyes.

4 Responses to “Causes of Puffy Eyes”
  1. Eyes says:

    certainly skillful guide i have to say. swollen eye are now a massive problem particularly right through the tests and mid night parties..! medication should be avoided as puffy eyes returns back to normal state sooner than the drugs come into action..!

  2. jackie says:

    I used the new Oil of Olay Regenerist last night and woke up with swollen left eye lid. I was curious to see if anyone out there has experienced the same?

    • Theresa says:

      Hey Jackie,
      Sorry to hear that you had a reaction. Has anyone else experience this?

    • Laurie says:

      I started using it 2 nights ago and have had puffy eyes both mornings after.

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