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Hack the puffiness under my eyes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

For about 10 years, I have had puffiness from directly under my eyes to my cheekbones. I don't think its 'bags'. It is just a persistent puffiness. I thought this had gone away when i eliminated grains and sugar, but it hasn't

heres a recent picture of me, you can kind of see the puffiness. thats tea

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537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 12, 2012
at 01:53 PM

thanks i will try. i think in the last week i had some bad sausage that had some soy and tons of salt. i will watch this in the next couple weeks. thanks again everyone

33f854df38e05c35ed6fc29b3064fb96

(98)

on January 11, 2012
at 10:23 PM

I would be worried about "retaining" fluid, rather than trying to get it out via sauna, (although it won't hurt to do both)... How is your water intake? I would increase that, have no added salt, and also look for any swelling in your ankles or feet.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 05:45 PM

no im rarely tired

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:02 PM

It could be or couldn't be. Do you feel tired? I used to think 8 hours was enough for me, but it wasn't. For some people, 6 hours is enough. Play around with that!

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 04:55 PM

i have been taking zma right before bed recently (zinc and magnesium)

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on January 11, 2012
at 04:52 PM

dont take any supplements within like 6hrs of you going to bed, dont overeat before bed, dont gorge protein. all those helped me

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

in the past week i have had a bunch of green tea, grassfed whole milk (1 quart for lunch) and coconut milk soup, fajitas with a little bit of salt. but I don't think my salt intake is super huge. Do you think saunaing 3-4 times a week would help that if that is the issue.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 03:47 PM

i go to bed at 10pm and get up at 6am. is that enough sleep? i will have to check about family puffiness

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on January 11, 2012
at 03:36 PM

I'm most inclined to attribute it to (1) sleep and (2) ethnicity/genetics. I'm part Lebanese and have ridiculous dark circles under my eyes that will never go away and darken as a get older. Do other people in your family have the same thing?

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 05:45 PM

no im rarely tired

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 03:47 PM

i go to bed at 10pm and get up at 6am. is that enough sleep? i will have to check about family puffiness

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:02 PM

It could be or couldn't be. Do you feel tired? I used to think 8 hours was enough for me, but it wasn't. For some people, 6 hours is enough. Play around with that!

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33f854df38e05c35ed6fc29b3064fb96

on January 11, 2012
at 03:40 PM

What is your salt intake? Looks somewhat like there might be fluid retention as well...

EDIT: Just read your post again, this is not you... however, does this question apply?

33f854df38e05c35ed6fc29b3064fb96

(98)

on January 11, 2012
at 10:23 PM

I would be worried about "retaining" fluid, rather than trying to get it out via sauna, (although it won't hurt to do both)... How is your water intake? I would increase that, have no added salt, and also look for any swelling in your ankles or feet.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

in the past week i have had a bunch of green tea, grassfed whole milk (1 quart for lunch) and coconut milk soup, fajitas with a little bit of salt. but I don't think my salt intake is super huge. Do you think saunaing 3-4 times a week would help that if that is the issue.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on January 12, 2012
at 01:53 PM

thanks i will try. i think in the last week i had some bad sausage that had some soy and tons of salt. i will watch this in the next couple weeks. thanks again everyone

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:59 PM

how much green tea do you drink? how much water do you drink in general? have you had your food allergies tested? do you notice anytime when the puffiness is particularly better or worse?

sometimes puffiness can be attributed to kidney issues, I would suggest taking some dandelion root tea, chewing on some celery and upping your water intake and see if that doesn't help.

make sure you are getting enough potassium and magnesium in your diet.

since you have access to raw milk I would suggest making some yogurt and eating that a few times a week. just be sure you are also taking magnesium glycinate before bed each night. do you take any supplements? I would also suggest vitamin c.

sauna is great for helping the body to balance fluids, make sure you drink up water and electrolytes before you get in, if its at a gym, it helps to do some exercise before hand to stimulate the circulation and then relax and do some nice stretching in the sauna. also alternating between the hot sauna, then jumping under/into cold water, from the extremities to the core, including the face, and then back into the sauna really forces the body to shift circulation around, and it feels great. always end with cold water

water with a pinch of kelp and dulse granules is a great way to make your own little electrolyte beverage, tastes kind of funky, you can sometimes find electrolyte fizzy drink mix at health food stores

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on April 20, 2013
at 12:03 PM

1. Go potato: Slice a raw potato (after refrigerating for a couple of minutes) into two and circle the closed eyes gently with those halves. Place it on your eyes so that it also covers the puffed ares under your eyes and leave it like that for 15-20 minutes. You'll notice a tremendous change in those bags as they'll be diminished in size.

2. Milky way: If you have extremely puffed up eyes this is the regular regime that you will have to follow. Dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on your eyelids and relax for 20-30 minutes. This well help your eyes in water retention and it would also cool them off .

3. Oily help: Take chilled water in a bowl and add a few drops of vitamin E oil to it, now mix the two well. Dip cotton pads in this mixture and place on the eyes for 20 minutes, this well help in reducing the swelling around the eyes.

4. Cucumber relief: Cucumbers are a fantastic natural remedy to get rid of under eye puffiness. Take 2 slices of fresh refrigerated cucumber and place it on your eyes for 25 minutes. Relax with the cool soothing slices over your eyes and slip into a short nap, it will help refresh your mind as well as your eyes, and the anti-inflammatory properties of the cool cucumber will naturally help reduce puffy tissues.

5. Chilled tea bags: If you are in a hurry and do not want to go with droopy eyes then teabags are the way to go. Moisten two tea bags in cold water and refrigerate them for a while. Then place them over your eyes for 25-30 minutes. Lie back and relax with the cool teabags over your eyes. Finish by washing your eyes and face with cold water, and dry your skin thoroughly. You would feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

6. Of spoons and iced water: The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with the help of a glass of ice water and four stainless steel spoons. Chill the spoons in the water and then place one over each eye. Keep switching the spoons while letting the other one chill in the glass of water. Keep switching until you see improvement.

8. Egg white: Stiffly beat a few egg whites and apply it around your eyes with a brush. It will result in making the area around and under the eye feel tighter and look less puffy. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse your face in cold water.

9. Green tea bag: Settle down for 10-15 minutes with a chilled, steeped chamomile or green tea bag over each eye and then relax. The natural properties of these herbal teas will help bring puffy eyes back to their original size.

10. Eye Creams: Apply any best eye creams for dark circles containing vitamin K and argiline. Dark circles may be caused by a deficiency of vitamin K. Regardless of the cause, however, skin creams containing these two ingredients reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many people. Long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect.

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