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Cure Puffy Eyes

Causes of puffy eyes?
There are several causes for under eye bags, puffiness, or dark circles.
Some of these are:
Heredity,
Water retention,
Toxin build up,
A change in weather,
Hormones,
Allergic reactions,
Complications from medications.

Sleeping Habits.
Sleeping with your head elevated slightly can sometimes help alleviate this by helping the sinus cavities to drain.
Preventing the allergic reaction by avoiding your known allergens will help you to avoid an occurrence of puffy eyes.

How to prevent puffy eyes?
A healthy well balanced diet and stay well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help your body flush itself of any toxins as well as reduce the chance of water retention.
Limiting your caffeine intake can also help reduce water retention.
Sodium is also a big culprit in helping the body retain excess water and to reduce the bags under your eyes you may want to drastically reduce the salt in your diet.

Natural Remedies
There are many natural remedies that have been used over the years to help aid in the reduction of puffy eyes.
Cucumbers are really good at helping to reduce puffiness under your eyes.
Choose the treatment best suited to help get rid of your puffy eyes. Once you have completed that treatment you can apply makeup to help hide any remaining puffiness.

Over the counter quick fixes
When turning to over the counter treatments you will notice that many of them utilize natural ingredients as well. Many people notice that gel ointments work better and more quickly then creams, but keep in mind that everyone is different and your results may vary. Be sure to buy products that clearly state they are for puffy eyes.

Medical Causes of Puffy Eyes
A few examples of these conditions are a thyroid condition, and diabetes.

Chronic Puffiness
If you have chronic puffiness, dark circles, or bags under your eyes you should consult a physician to determine if the bags are a symptom of a more serious health concern.

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