The periorbital area, commonly known as the area around our eyes has the thinnest and most sensitive skin layer. Added with stress due to the constant movement of the eyeball, this part of our face becomes the primary area where degenerative imperfections such as fine lines and puffiness appear.
Eye Puffiness is commonly associated with not having enough sleep or otherwise an excessive sleep hours and excessive crying. When you sleep, your eyes become puffy. The reason behind this phenomenon is that fluids in your body can easily be stocked up in the areas under your eyes when you sleep in your stomach. Nevertheless, it will eventually return to its usual appearance several minutes after you wake up.
However most people do not know what the other underlying causes of puffy eyes are. Puffy eyes is a symptom that could be linked to hormone changes such as during pregnancy wherein high levels of progesterone makes the periorbital area look bulging. This might also be associated with fluid retention in the whole body which includes the face, a condition called anasarca. This symptom is considered to be a danger sign during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. You could suspect pregnancy induced hypertension if your puffy eyes are coupled with burry vision and vertigo. Excessive accumulation of fluid around the eye area may be caused by increased salt intake or certain food allergies. In such cases, it is advised to seek for a professional health care to have safe diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Apart from these, other serious condition that presents puffy eyes as a symptom is a disorder called Grave’s disease. Graves’ disease, which is commonly known as hyperthyroidism is caused by an abnormal hyperactivity of the thyroid gland which is supposed to promote normal metabolism. High amounts of thyroid hormone increases metabolism thus resulting to bulging of the eyes.
On the other hand, causes of puffy eyes can be related to advancing age. In this situation, you can apply topical drugs prescribed by your dermatologist to prevent further sagging and to create an age-defying effect. Do not forget to check out the expiration of your eye care creams, expired eye care creams can be a good growth spot for bacteria that will in turn cause further puffy eyes. Carefully select your sunscreen cream lotions too because some of its ingredients also cause puffy eyes.
There are also other safe remedies to neutralize the causes of your puffy eyes. Sleep in an inclined position with your head slightly elevated with a pillow. This will prevent fluid retention to the areas under your eyes. Never fail to remove your make-up before you sleep, or else it becomes a medium of bacterial growth and cause other skin impurities. Always consider to slash off excess salt and alcohol intake to prevent other underlying causes of such unwanted symptom.