Puffy eyes are normal in the morning. As the hours go by, this disappears completely. Now, there are those who want to speed this up a bit first thing in the morning to look more fresh and awake.
Puffy eyes can sometimes be a common problem for a variety of reasons. In those cases, it is best to go to the doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis.
Next, we will detail different causes that can result in the appearance of puffy eyes. Then, we will stop at those that we can solve at home, with natural products.
Most common causes of puffy eyes
Among the most common causes of swollen eyes – or rather, in the area of the eyelids and surroundings – obviously is the lack of rest. When a person does not sleep well, the next day they may look haggard, with red eyes, and generally poor appearance.
The stress accumulated throughout the day is another factor that affects the quality of sleep and, therefore, the physical appearance. So, if the sleep is not restorative, the body and face manifest it with discomfort and with dark circles and puffy eyes.
On the other hand, with age, the skin of the eyes loses elasticity and causes the eyelid to droop, which can be more noticeable when you have not rested well. Likewise, over the years it is also common to experience inflammation due to bags of fat in the lower eyelids.
Other possible causes may be the following:
- Blepharitis : it is an inflammation of the eyelid that causes irritation, redness, stinging in the eyes and an increase in the thickness of the eyelids.
- Allergies : allergies can cause inflammation of the eyelids, either on a regular seasonal basis depending on the cause that causes the allergy.
- Tear problems : when there is an obstruction of the tear ducts, the eyelids can swell.
- Stye : swelling caused by the inflammation of an oil gland on the edge of the eyelid. It is advisable to go to the ophthalmologist to examine it.
- Chalazion : It is another condition that is often confused with a stye since there is also swelling in the eyelid.
Fluid retention, a common cause
Sometimes, the swelling of various areas of the body due to fluid retention can occur in a timely manner, but when it occurs often it is necessary to go to the doctor for an evaluation.
Therefore, if you wake up with puffy eyes and bags under your eyes, this could indicate that you have a problem and therefore suffer from fluid retention. In turn, this retention can be aggravated by a poor diet, excessive sodium consumption, kidney disease, thyroid disease, etc.
Discover: Why do we suffer from fluid retention?
Natural remedies for fluid retention
If you consider that the origin of your problem is fluid retention, in that case the best thing you can do is drink plenty of water throughout the day, and maintain other good lifestyle habits.
Additionally, you could use some homemade drinks, which work like natural soft drinks:
- Lemonade with ginger.
- Natural fruit and vegetable juices.
- Infusions of dandelion, burdock and horsetail.
All these drinks should be consumed without sugar or any other type of sweetener, as this could promote fluid retention. Enjoy them naturally and get the best out of them!
Additionally, you can take soups and broths of onion, leek, lettuce, asparagus, etc., which in addition to being diuretic, are nutritious.
Control meals at night
The moment in which the eyes swell the most is when we wake up and, especially, if we have overindulged with dinner, we have made it too late, or we have consumed salty and heavy foods.
In this way, the eyes become an indicator to know if we have dined in a healthy way.
We recommend that you follow the following tips for dinners:
- Do not eat in large quantities after 8 p.m.
- Choose light foods and avoid carbohydrates (flours, pasta, starches, etc.).
- Dispense with table salt and opt for other seasonings (spices, vinegar, lemon juice). Keep in mind that many foods already contain salt and that it is not always necessary to add it. In addition, there are spices and aromatic herbs that can flavor the preparations in a delicious and healthy way.
- Avoid gluttony eating. It is much healthier to eat calmly, satisfy your appetite and stay a little hungry, than to eat in large quantities and end up with bloating and great heaviness.
How to reduce swollen eyes in the morning?
According to popular wisdom, when you wake up with puffy eyes, you can do the following:
- Drink two glasses of water on an empty stomach and then a green tea with ginger.
- Wash your face with cold water.
- Lie down and place two slices of fresh cucumber over your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash your face again and hydrate it with your usual lotion.
Homemade toner for puffy eyes
Another popular remedy for puffy eyes is the following home tonic.
- 1 medium cucumber, blended.
- 10 drops of vitamin E.
- Prepare a juice with the cucumber.
- Put it in a spray bottle to spray on the face.
- Keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Rose water to reduce inflammation of the eyelids
Rose water is another natural product that tones and deflates the skin of the skin while helping us to keep it clean. Its aroma is delicious and refreshing.
We can apply it on the face or moisten two cotton pads and place them on the closed eyelids for 10-15 minutes. This will help to deflate the eyelids and make us look more energetic and vital.