Top 5 Causes of Puffy Eyes and How to Combat Them

puffy eyesThere are a number of reasons that your eyes can puff up, but no matter the reason, they always detract from the overall look of your face and can make you look tired and 10 years older than you really are. We’re taking a look at some of the most common reasons for puffy eyes and how to combat them.


At this time of year, spending time in rooms with heaters blasting is a sure-fire way to make your eyes puff up. The science behind it is pretty simple; the heat dries the eyes out, causing mucus membranes to thicken as protection. This effectively ‘fills’ the area under your eye and leaves it looking puffy. Dabbing a little Decleor Harmonie Calm Relaxing Milky Gel-Cream for Eyes under your eyes will help to cool the area, reducing the thickening of the membranes, and keeping it in the fridge will make it pack even more of a punch!

Poor Diet

Eating too much bad food which contains high levels of salt can also cause puffiness under the eyes because high levels of sodium contribute to water-retention and bloating. Avoiding foods which contain a lot of salt is a good idea, as is keeping your fluid levels up by drinking plenty of water.

Lack of Sleep

Lack of sleep is probably the most obvious cause for puffy eyes, but sometimes our eyes seem puffy even after what we think is a full eight hours of sleep. This could mean that, although we close our eyes at night and open them eight hours later, the actual quality of sleep we’re getting is poor and are not in a proper deep sleep for the whole night. Eliminating causes of poor sleep is important, so avoiding alcohol can help, as well as reviewing medicines that you take, with your GP. Massaging a little Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil  into your pulse points can also aid relaxation.


Yes, it’s those dreaded hormones again, the annoying bodily chemicals to which many of us feel like slaves for a few weeks of the month. Most of us are aware that bloating can happen at certain points of your cycle, and this puffiness can happen all over, including around the eyes. There’s not much that you can do to combat the cause but using Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum will eliminate the puffiness in no time at all.


Probably the single most common cause of puffy eyes is allergies, which can be anything from dust to pollen to certain foods and drinks. Obviously, avoiding known allergens is the only way to stop this from happening in the first place, but tackling the problem with Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum will reduce the puffiness without any further irritation, thanks to the gentle, sensitive formula.

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