Puffiness and swelling under the eyes is a common problem that is familiar to almost everyone. The so-called bags under the eyes usually appear in the morning. Before you start fighting them, you need to find out the reason for their formation, because edema can signal the presence of serious health problems.
Most often, swelling under the eyes is the result of improper diet or lifestyle. The most common causes are high salt or water intake at night, chronic sleep deprivation, nervous system problems, or kidney disease. There is another reason that concerns exclusively women - the abuse of decorative cosmetics and improper skin cleansing before bedtime.
You can also remove bags under the eyes at home. The simplest and most common way is tea compress. To make it, brew a strong tea. It is better if it is not from sachets, but sheet or granular. Please note: there should be no aromatic or flavoring additives in the tea! Chill the prepared drink completely (you can send it to the refrigerator), soak a soft cloth or cotton pads with the solution and place it over your eyes. Hold for fifteen minutes. Two procedures are enough and the swelling under the eyes will completely disappear.
Another popular and affordable product for removing puffiness under the eyes is potatoes. Peel the tubers, cut into small circles and place them freshly cut on the swollen area. Leave it on for half an hour, then wash it off with cool water. Fresh cucumber has the same effect. Apply gruel from this vegetable to the swellings, wait fifteen minutes and rinse. After these procedures, do not use creams or lotions, they will minimize the effects of fresh vegetables and the swelling will return.
The most powerful folk remedy for puffiness under the eyes is rightfully considered fresh parsley. Grind it to a gruel state. Be sure to remember with your hands to go fresh juice. Combine cooked parsley with a little sour cream and apply to lower eyelids. Wait ten to twenty minutes. If the swelling is small, it will disappear from the very first application. Repeat the procedure two times if necessary.
It is often recommended to use ice to remove bags under the eyes. Cosmetologists and doctors disagree about the effectiveness of this procedure. On the one hand, ice constricts blood vessels, increases blood flow and circulation of fluid in places where it accumulates, and on the other hand, it strongly cools the thin skin of the eyelids. Hypothermia can lead to eye diseases, for example, acute purulent inflammation of the hair follicle of the eyelash (or barley).
Many people, trying to remove bags under their eyes, start taking diuretics and medications on their own. This is not recommended. If puffiness under the eyes bothers you quite often, be sure to see a doctor. The specialist will help identify health problems and select the necessary course of treatment.