There are many causes for waking up with puffy eyes or a puffy face. Whatever the cause, it's important to know that both conditions are a signal that you are not 100 per cent healthy.
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You wake up with swollen eyelids, puffy checks or swollen lips. These symptoms are often accompanied by sore face muscles and a headache.
Dehydration, overindulging in alcohol, illness, fluctuating hormones, various medications, allergies, a high-fat meal or forgetting to remove eye make-up before going to bed are possible causes of face and eye puffiness.
Drink plenty of fluids during the day and have a glass of water before going to bed at night. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee and soda.
You can also try getting plenty of sleep, using cold compresses on your eyes and face, avoiding artificial sweeteners, and keeping out of direct sunlight and wind. Other options: Soak a cloth in milk and put it over your eyes for 10 minutes; try any one of several eye creams; or apply a haemorrhoid cream which has anti-inflammatory agents in it.
A puffy face and eyes can make sufferers look older than they are. They can also cause bags to form under the eyes, adding years to someone's appearance. Discovering why you have puffy eyes will help you get rid of them, look younger and feel better.
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