How to Reduce Puffy Eyes

Monday, February 16, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

Between stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and genetics, under eye puffiness is a fairly common skin condition. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless. From skin care solutions to lifestyle choices, there are plenty of ways to help reduce puffy eyes. Here are a few tips:

Get Plenty of Sleep
Too little—or too much—sleep can contribute to under eye puffiness. Averaging 7-9 hours each night will help keep your skin cells functioning on a normal level. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated and to support your neck can also help prevent fluid retention, which leads to puffiness. It’s also important to always remove eye makeup before going to sleep to prevent additional irritation.

Balance Your Diet
Avoid dehydrating substances such as caffeine, alcohol and salt which can inhibit circulation, causing water retention and bloating. A diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants (fruits, leafy greens and nuts) will help flush out toxins and keep your skin healthy and firm.

Give Your Eyes a Treat
Professional skin care treatments are often the best solution for under eye circles, as they are designed to hydrate, condition and firm delicate eye skin with formulas that are generally far more potent than home remedies. Containing a host of calming, soothing ingredients, as well as the clinically tested peptide treatment Eyeliss, Pür Minerals Re-Vital Eyes serum helps keep under-eye puffiness at bay by preventing leakage of fluid from capillaries into skin tissue, thus minimizing inflammation.

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