Puffy Eye Lids?


It is normal for your eyes to look a little swollen first thing in the morning.  BUT drinking alcohol, eating salty foods, allergies and watching “The Notebook” can produce bigger bags that stick around for a few hours. Here are a few ideas to get rid of them fast.

Choose a caffeinated cream such as Neocutis Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream (sold in our office). It smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, alleviates puffinessand refreshes the delicate eye area to help minimize signs of fatigue. Apply am and pm to delicate area around eyes. (This is a great product!  I use it personally and on my patients post facial non- surgical procedures.)

Soak cotton pads in cold Witch Hazel a natural skin tightening astringent.  Apply one to each closed eye for five minutes.

Believe it or not, your mother was right – chilled cucumber slices are a good remedy for bags. “They contain enzymes that reduce inflammation.  Also, since this vegetableis 90% water, it has an instant cooling effect.

I know it sound gross but as a teen I competed in beauty contests, the consultants working with me suggested hemorrhoid cream in the lower eye lid area to correct puffiness. (Careful not to get it in the eye) It is a quick temporary fix, but it works.

Of course some extreme puffiness or bags can not be alleviated with creams or soaks.  A surgical intervention is necessary to remove excess skin and fat to create a less fatigued, more youthful appearance. I personally have worked with hundreds of women and men concerned about the appearance of their eyes.  Find out what my ideas are for your puffy eye lids!

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