Whether your sleepless nights are due to a good time out or tossing and turning, puffy, swollen eyes are a good indicator of a rough night. The “puffy eye” is the collection of fluid or fat in the pocket under the eye area. A number of factors can cause puffy eyes, but most often they’re caused by allergies and diet. Here are some tips on how to check your bags before exiting the front door.
- Give The Flower Water To Drink – Hydrate your body and drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. Refrain from foods and beverages that cause the body to retain fluid, such as salt and dehydrating beverages (alcohol, caffeinated drinks, etc…). Eating more fruit is a tasty and easy way to eat foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids which help promote healthy skin. Stay away from trans fats and saturated fats.
- Got To Move It, Move It – Exercise and movement inspire circulation in the body, causing fluid to move out quickly. You don’t need a full on workout to get the circulation going, it can be something as simple as a brisk walk around the block.
- Ice, Ice Baby – Try a package of frozen peas, spoons, or cold cucumber slices to reduce swelling and constrict blood vessels around the eyes. Cold steeped chamomile tea bags are a good source of anti-inflammatory bisabolol.
When all else fails, a pair of cool shades will mask your baggage! Just don’t wear your sunglasses at night (haha!)… Please feel free to share your best natural tips for concealing your eye luggage. Have a great day!