If you suffer from eye puffiness, you know how discouraging it can be to wake up feeling refreshed but looking haggard. Under eye puffiness can be the result of several different factors, some of which are under an individuals control and some of which are not. The truth is, some people do suffer from genetic eye puffiness. However, others who worry about puffy under eyes might do well to cut back on some common “bad” behaviors. The skin under the eyes is very sensitive. It is thin and stretched over a dense concentration of capillaries. When these capillaries become burst or bruised, dark under eye circles and under eye puffiness begin to appear. Rubbing the eyes, as one often does when suffering from allergies, can serve to make this condition worse. Similarly, many “vice” behaviors contribute heavily to eye puffiness. Drinking excessive amount of alcohol or eating salty foods is also said to increase eye puffiness. Finally, smoking puts the eye area in direct contact with more pollutants, which can manifest itself as eye puffiness. Also, sun exposure can cause both puffy eyes and eye wrinkles, since sensitive skin can become irritated by UV rays.
How you choose to treat your eye puffiness will probably depend on the cause. While traditional face lift surgery will not affect this eye region, there is a procedure called a Blepharoplasty that is specifically designed to reduce under eye puffiness. If you see a surgeon and your condition is diagnosed as genetic, this is likely to be the most effective treatment. Typically, during a blepharolplasty, fat is sucked out of the under eye area via a small incision. Also, under eye skin can be stretched as necessary to avoid further drooping eyes. By all accounts, this is a relatively simple surgical procedure with a high success rate. However, any cosmetic surgery is still a serious ordeal, and eye puffiness would have to be a serious concern before taking a step like this.
If your eye puffiness is less extreme, you can try cutting out “bad” behaviors to see if that creates a noticeable difference. Some doctors point out that drinking and eating high sodium foods right before bad can lead to a bad night’s sleep, which can lead to rubbing your eyes. All in all, this is the kind of vicious circle of behavior that will lead to chronic eye puffiness. Trying to break this chain can have your eyes looking younger and fresher.
Finally, there are some eye creams that claim to aid with puffiness. Mostly, these creams seem to feature the ingredient Haloxyl. The prime claim for these under eye creams is that they will sooth enflamed capillaries which will, in turn, fade dark circles. How effective this will be for eye puffiness specifically is not very clear.