Puffy eyes, bags under the eyes, dark circles, these all become more common as we age. Along with general aging, there are many causes for puffy eyes. Smoking, allergies, or a salty meal (puffiness is often caused by water retention, which sodium affects) can cause eye puffiness; but generally, two primary causes for eye puffiness are:
- Lack of sleep.
- Genetics and age.
You can’t do anything about genetics or age. But there are ways to treat puffy eyes, no matter the reason you have them.
Ways to Treat Puffy Eyes
There are three primary treatments for eye puffiness:
- Getting a good night’s sleep.
- Applying cold compresses.
- Using an eye serum.
We’ll come back to the good night’s sleep in a bit, but first, let’s talk about how to choose the right serum for puffy eyes.
Choosing the Right Serum
There are a lot of eye serums on the market – and a lot of them don’t work. When you’re looking for an eye serum to help speed up the “de-puffing process,” skim the ingredients list. You want a product that contains at least one (if not more) of the following:
- Caffeine. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and tightens skin and can help decrease skin puffiness.
- Antioxidants like aloe, green tea, or marigold extract. These can help reduce swelling.
- Glycerin and sodium hyaluronate. These ingredients pull water into your skin and help to plump your eye creases.
- Vitamin C. Vitamin C is brightening, and may help with those dark circles.
If you aren’t into complex skincare, some dermatologists recommend incorporating a moisturizer into your skincare routine. Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, Vice Chairwoman of Dermatology at St. Louis University, says that any face cream will work, but if you have sensitive skin, go for formulations targeted specifically for the eye area. These contain fewer potentially irritating ingredients.
In addition to finding the best eye serum, sometimes, the most effective treatment for puffy eyes is to get a good night’s rest. For effective, all-natural support for calm and restful sleep, try supplements from Sanesco, Natural Vitality, or Neuroscience.
Sanesco is a professional grade brand specializing in neurotransmitter and hormone balance support supplements. The brand’s diverse product catalog also includes supplements that promote the healthy chemical balances that control overall mood, memory, focus, weight, metabolism, blood sugar levels, pain tolerance, sleep, energy, and libido.
If your eyes are puffy because you’re running short on sleep, try Sanesco’s Lentra GABA Receptor. Lentra from Sanesco is a natural anxiolytic formula targeting GABA-A receptors. It contains L-theanine, which promotes calm and relaxation. Lentra supports pathways that activate inhibitory neurotransmission and supports relaxation and restfulness, without inducing sedation. Get a good night’s sleep every night, and stop puffy eyes from becoming a problem in the first place.
Natural Vitality’s mission statement is to “provide premium and efficacious products that have a valid and unique reason for being.” Their objective in producing and marketing products is to make life easier for customers and to help lessen stress in their lives. Their view of health is that all departures from wellness have stress at their root.
That’s why they created Natural Vitality’s CALM Gummies. CALM Gummies provide all the benefits of the multi-award winning Natural Vitality’s calm magnesium formula in a great tasting, kid-friendly, anti-stress gummy. CALM Gummies are delicious, raspberry-lemon flavored gummies that support healthy magnesium levels to support stress relief, better sleep and more relaxed muscles. CALM gummies are perfect for the whole family.
Using a combination of neurotransmitter precursors, herbal ingredients, and enzymatic cofactors, Neuroscience’s line of nutraceutical formulas specifically target a spectrum of neurotransmitters imbalances to provide effective support for many of today’s most common health concerns.
Neuroscience’s Calm CP helps support a good night’s sleep by decreasing cortisol levels and providing ingredients important for calm, sleep, and blood sugar management.
How do you treat or prevent puffy eyes?