Whether the cause is a stressful day at work, a restless night or a rough week, puffy eyes aren’t the look we were going for, and it can take a toll on our self-esteem. It’s even worse when those puffy eyes are accompanied by dark circles, and redness. If you’re tired of always looking tired, it’s time to get rid of those puffy eyes. We’ve put together the best strategies to help rid you of puffy eyes and get you looking well-rested and better than ever. Check out our guide below and say goodbye to those puffy eyes for good!
Why Do We Get Puffy Eyes?
Many things can contribute to puffy eyes, but the main causes seem to be retaining fluid around our eyes. For unknown reasons, we accumulate water around our eyes and the tissue surrounding our eyes. Since this is some of the thinnest tissue in our body, and swelling we have here is near impossible to hide.
Other causes of puffy eyes are caused by not getting enough beauty sleep, crying, keeping your contacts in for too long, drinking too much alcohol or eating foods with a high-sodium level. But other times, puffy eyes are caused by something a little more serious, like an infection, allergies or pink eye.
What You Can Do About Puffy Eyes
1. Get Your Beauty Rest
We can’t stress enough how important it is to get enough sleep. Having a good sleep schedule will help significantly reduce your puffy eyes. Adults need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night to rest and recharge. Create a solid sleep schedule, and do your best to stick with it.
2. Stay Hydrated
Puffy eyes can be the results of not drinking enough water throughout the day. You should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your eyes from puffing up. Plus, drinking water gives you a glowing complexion and works wonders for your skin.
3. Skip the Salt
Sure, that extra dash of salt might make your dinner taste a little better, but that “extra” dash turns into a couple and next thing you know you’re loading up on sodium. Salt causes your body to retain extra fluid, which bloats you and can result in puffy eyes.
4. Invest in A Good Eye Cream
There are tons of wonderful eye creams and skin care products that will help reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Talk to your dermatologist about ingredients that will help reduce inflammation and tighten your skin type.
5. Consider Injectables or Laser Treatments
With today’s advanced technology, there are revolutionary ways to tighten and rejuvenate your eyelids, and skin around the eyes without surgery.
Common Eyelid Rejuvenating & Tightening Procedures (No Surgery Required)
• Eyelid Thermage: smoothes the skin, and decreases eyelid hooding and wrinkling.
• PicoSure: This Laser Skin Revitalization treatment softens fine lines and wrinkles around the eye.
• Eyelid Fraxel: Reduces skin folds, softens lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, and produces an overall skin rejuvenation effect.
• Fraxel Repair Laser: With this procedure, patients obtain significant tightening of their eyelid tissues in a single treatment.
• Botox: Softens lines around the eyes and reduces puffiness.
• Juvederm: This injectable is used to soften the folds that form below the eye.
If you need help reducing your puffy eyes, come see Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian at the Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center. Call our office today to schedule an appointment or a free consultation! Call us at (310) 829-9396 or BOOK ONLINE.