It first starts to show up when you’ve missed some sleep the night before, but after a while, puffiness under your eyes seems to find a permanent home. Well, it’s time to pack these bags and send them on their way, once and for all.
Understanding how you might be contributing to puffy under-eye skin may be the first step in correcting it. If you’re puffiness comes and goes, it could be due to too much sodium intake (like Chinese take-out or salty fried foods). Cut back on those, and while you’re at it, limit your alcohol consumption. Both of these can cause you to retain fluid.
At the cosmetics counter, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of products that promise to perk up your eyes. Look for ingredients like peptides that help promote collagen production and fill in the valleys that make puffiness more pronounced. Many concealers on the market come with roller-ball applications. The cooling action can help to de-puff under-eye skin.
In-office treatments that may ease puffiness include the use of fillers or fat to balance out the skin under your eyes or lower eyelid surgery to tighten up tissue and reposition pockets of fat that may be protruding out. Consult with a physician who promotes a conservative approach to lower eyelid surgery to avoid a “pulled” look.
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