|Remedies for puffy eyes|
|Wednesday, 05 September 2012 00:00|
l A black teabag soaked in cold water on each eye for 10 minutes will reduce swelling caused by fluid retention. Gently press from inner to outer corners to hasten drainage.
l Avoid salty foods, which cause the under eye area (and the rest of your body) to hold fluid.
l Drink plenty of water everyday to help flush out salt and check the sodium levels on the food you plan to eat.
l Sleeping flat and on your front results in poorer circulation and allows fluid to collect around your eyes. Sleep on your back instead and use a pillow. In some individuals, not getting enough sleep may cause puffy eyes.
l If redness and itching accompany your puffy eyes, then you may be dealing with allergies. Eliminate potential allergens, which may include feather pillows, fabrics, face creams, dust, pollen or some foods.
NB: If the problem persists, see your general practitioner.