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8 causes of puffy eyes and how to get rid of them

While puffy eyes aren’t typically a cause for alarm, they can be an aesthetic concern for some people. Puffy eyes can be a result of anything from a lack of sleep to genetics, and depending on the cause, different courses of action can be taken to relieve your puffiness.

Here are eight reasons why you might have puffy eyes, and how to get rid of them.

1. Lack of sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, the blood vessels around your eyes may dilate — meaning that they get wider. These dilated blood vessels can also leak fluid, which can build up under the skin.

This combination of widened blood vessels and a buildup of leakage can cause the area around your eyes to appear swollen and puffy. Plus, it doesn’t help that your eyelid skin is very thin, so anything going on underneath the surface is more apparent, says Brian Hibler, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group.

How to fix it: While it’s easier said than done, be sure to get enough sleep each night. Adults should aim to clock seven to nine hours of shut-eye. Hibler says sleeping with your head elevated and applying cool compresses in the morning can help, too.



Source : Insider – 8 causes of puffy eyes and how to get rid of them Edited By, Ashley Laderer

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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