In older persons, bags usually form under eyes because our ligaments and skin weaken, allowing fat to push through and results in puffiness under eyes.
While in youngsters, water or fluid retention is one of the main cause for puffiness under eyes. Let's have a look on some other causes behind puffiness under eyes in young people.
Common Causes of Puffy Eyes
- Excessive Crying
- Lack of Sleep
- Sleeping Without Pillow
- Excessive Stress
- Eating Salty Foods
- Some Hormonal Changes
- Emotional Changes
People with puffiness under eyes, often spend a lot of money on commercial products to get rid of puffy eyes but usually don't get the desired results. However, eyes puffiness in young people can by cured simply by following some natural tips which are given below:
10 Best Tips to Cure Eyes Puffiness or Under Eye Bags:
1. Black or Green Tea Bags
Tea bags (both green and black) contain tannins, a mild diuretic that helps a lot to reduce swelling and puffiness around eyes. Take 2 used black or green Tea Bags and chill them in refrigerator for about half an hour. Now place them on puffy eyes at least for 15 minutes. Repeat this process twice a day.
2. Potato Slices
Slices of raw potato when applied on eyes help to reduce swelling and puffiness. Cut 2 fresh potato slices and place them on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Chill potato slices are more effective in reducing dark circles and eyes puffiness.
3.Cucumber slices or paste
4. Chilled Spoons
Chilled spoons also help a lot to reduce eyes puffiness.Place 4 stainless tablespoons in ice cold water.First place 2 spoons(curved side) on puffy areas. After some time replace these 2 spoons with other 2 spoons and repeat this process until you see remarkable improvement. You can daily repeat this tip specially in the morning time.Instead of Ice cold water you can also place these spoons in refrigerator.
5. Castor Oil
Application of castor oil on puffy areas for 15-20 also help to reduce puffiness. The best way to apply castor oil is to apply its few drops around your eyes before going to sleep and next day you will observe a noticeable reduction in eyes puffiness.
6. Chilled Milk
Dip 2 cotton pads in chilled milk and place on your eyelids and relax for 20-30 minutes. This will help your eyes in water retention and reduce eyes puffiness.
7. Egg Whites
Egg whites are known for skin tightening properties and also helps a lot in getting relief from puffy eyes. Take 1 egg in a bowl after separating the yolk from it. Now whip the egg whites properly until you get a stiff consistency. Add a few drops of witch hazel to it which is also a natural skin-tightening astringent. Now mix them well and apply this mixture under your eyes and allow it to dry. This remedy will really helps a lot in reducing eyes puffiness.
8. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is also considered very effective in reducing puffiness around the eyes. You can use the aloe vera extracts on the affected area under your eyes. It will improve the blood circulation and flush out the fluids present around the eyes, thus reducing swelling. When applying aloe vera extract around the eyes you must be very careful and never let it go inside your eyes. If you are not comfortable with the pure extract of aloe vera, you can use can purchase pure aloe vera gel and apply this around your eyes to reduce eyes puffiness.
The alpha-hydroxy present in strawberries not only make skin look smooth and young but also helps a lot to reduce under eye puffiness and swelling. To reduce eye puffiness, keep strawberries in the refrigerator for half an hour. Now remove the tops of the cold strawberries, and slice them into thick pieces. Now lie down and place the slices under the eyes for 15-20 minutes.
10. Drink Lots of Water
Try to drink lots of water at least 10-12 glasses of water because it helps to flush out toxins.When our body don't get adequate amount of water then for survival purpose it start to save and accumulated water in wrong places. Drinking adequate amount of water prevent the accumulation of water in wrong places and prevent puffiness under eyes.
Some Preventions and Useful Tips For Eyes Puffiness
- (i)Avoid foods high in saturated fat, trans fats and cholesterol and try to include more fiber rich foods in your diet.
- (ii)Avoid excessive sodium intake.A high intake of sodium may increase your fluid retention under eyes.
- (iii)Get enough sleep at least for 6-8 hours.While sleeping keep your head elevated with help of pillow because the fluid that was resting under your eyes is gradually start to pull down by gravity.
- (iv)DON'T vigorously rub your eyeballs in the morning.
- (v)While working on computer take a short break and wash your eyes with cold water and pat dry with help of smooth cloth or towel.