Puffy Eyes Causes and How to Treat Them

Puffy Eyes Causes and How to Treat Them

Puffy eyes can make your look sleepy and make your eyes look smaller than they are. Sometimes they can feel uncomfortable too. There are many reasons your eyes are puffy, let us take a look at some of the causes and how you can treat them.


Natural Ageing

As you get older, the skin loses its elasticity, resilience, and firmness. The skin around your eyes is not spared and this causes the skin to sag and eye bags to form. To make things worse, the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of the face. It is more likely to show the effects of gravity and fluid can build up under the skin leading to eye bags.


Not Enough Sleep/Poor sleep Quality

Eye bags can appear at any age. The lack of sleep is one of the most common reasons for puffy eyes. Fluid can collect in the area under the eye, causing swollen and puffy eyes. This kind of swelling tends to go away along the day.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation

If your eyelids have a gradual swelling, coupled with a wet cough and you are feeling cold, it is likely your puffy eyes are a symptom of Cold Phlegm. Cold Phlegm is a condition caused by Spleen Yang and Kidney Yang deficiency. You may be suffering from chronic stress, over-exertion, or over-exercise.

You may also be falling sick without knowing if your puffy eyes happen suddenly, and your eyes are red and itchy. This is usually coupled with other symptoms such as a cough and a sore throat.


High Sodium Intake

You may be eating salty food without realising they are causing puffy eyes. Salt can cause you to retain water in your body, face, and under your eyes.



Skincare for The Eyes
Anti-ageing eye serums and creams can help to strengthen the skin around your eyes, slow down the degradation of skin tissues and reduce the appearance of puffy eyes. IOMA Generous Eye Contour Cream contains Kollaren to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, firming the skin structure to delay the onset of skin sag, fluid retention, and puffy eyes. bSoul BX Plus, improves circulation and drains the fluid retained under your eyes,  reducing puffiness. 


The most effective method to get to of eye bags is surgery. Eye bag surgery, commonly known as blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids, helps to correct loose skin and excess fat beneath the eyes. As with all surgeries, there are some risks which include dry irritated eyes, injury to eye muscles, and difficulty in closing your eyes.


Use Cold Compress
Placing chilled organic cotton pads over the eyelids for ten to fifteen minutes can help to reduce puffiness. Spraying chilled bSoul Aqua Comfort Lavender works very well to further reduce puffy eyes. Lavender has diuretic properties which help drain out fluid under your eyes.