Prevention.com posted "How to Get Rid of the Puffy Bags Under Your Eyes" featuring Visha Skincare Brand founder Dr. Purvisha Patel.
In the article, Dr. Purvisha Patel shares her expert commentary on the importance of choosing caffeine-infused products to deflate under-eye bags.
So, you finally clocked in eight hours of sleep—but the first comment you hear at work the next morning would make everyone think otherwise: “You look so tired.”
Everyone gets puffy, dark bags under their eyes once in a while, but what do you do when you look perpetually exhausted? Here’s everything you need to know about why your eyes get so swollen, and how to de-puff fast.
What causes puffy eyes?
Sometimes, dark circles and puffy eyes are simply out of your control. Having naturally poor circulation in your under-eye area (thanks, genetics!) allows blood and fluid to easily pool there. But there are many day-to-day habits and irritants that could be making that area look more inflated than it needs to be, including:
- Lack of sleep
- Loose skin
- Contact lenses
- Certain medications
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Eating excess salt
- Underlying medical conditions
If you don’t typically suffer from puffy eyes, monitor the swelling closely. If it’s coming on in tandem with redness or irritation, you might be dealing with a scratch, stye, or even an infection like pink eye. If you notice any vision changes or discharge, that’s your cue to head to the eye doctor ASAP.
Choose the right gel
Caffeine-infused products work to deflate eye bags by constricting your blood vessels, says board-certified dermatologist Purvisha Patel, MD, owner of Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in Tennessee and Mississippi.