Home Remedies for Puffy Eyes
Swelling around the eyes, or the ‘puffiness’ is normally due to excess accumulation of fluids in the skin tissue surrounding your eyes. There are different factors which lead to this puffy eyes. This can be due to
*overeating salt, which causes water retention
*Lack of sleep and fatigue
*Facial features inherited.
When you find that you have developed puffy eyes most unexpectedly, you need to consult a qualified professional as this might be due to some medical condition. This can be due to a thyroid condition or probably an eye allergy.
For that immediate relief you can try out some home remedies which are safe and do not require much of an effort.
*Sleep and more Sleep:
This will definitely help if you have been sleeping less for a long period of time. An adult requires a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep not only for the relief from puffy eyes but also for maintaining good health. Ensure you do not consume any caffeine at least 8 hours before your bedtime and make sure you have a fixed time for sleeping. Dinner should be had at least 2 hours before your bedtime and switch off those electronics at least one hour before.
Puffiness of the eyes can also be due to dehydration. You need to make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. This can help solve other health issues also. Water is beneficial in more than one way.
*Concentrate on Potassium:
Potassium helps in the reduction of fluids in a human body. You need to add yogurt, bananas leafy greens and beans to your daily diet.
You can also take supplements but only after consulting your doctor.
Excessive consumption of alcohol can leave you dehydrated. Cut down the intake to make a difference to the puffy eyes. If you wish, you can replace water with fresh fruit juices which is anytime a healthier choice compared to alcohol.
The astringent properties of cucumber cause the constriction of the blood vessels. Place a slice of cucumber on your eyes for some time to reduce the amount of puffiness.
The starch of potatoes can help reduce the puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Grate a potato and wrap this in a thin muslin cloth. Place this on your eyes for fifteen minutes.
Besides the above mentioned tips, you need to remember that working for long hours in front of your computer can only aggravate the problem. For every hour spent in front of the screen take a ten minute break. You also need to ensure your surroundings are clean and free from dust and other possible allergens.
You need to consult a doctor if you find that this problem is persistent and does not seem to reduce even after trying out all the possible home remedies. Swelling or pain in or around the eyes needs to be checked immediately.
Home remedies are natural and safe but consulting a doctor is advisable after a specific period of time.