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FF DividerThursday, April 23rd

Bye Bye Puffy Eyes….

Putting “you look tired’ to rest…
You got the rest required, your drank the appropriate number of ounces of water, and you used sunscreen!  How did those puffy eyes occur?

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If you awaken to eyes that appear to be carrying a little more luggage than the night before, you could be suffering from puffy morning eyes. This common occurrence can be the result of several contributing factors, including what you eat and how you sleep. Understanding and determining why your undereye area is swollen will help you treat the problem and prevent unwanted bags from mysteriously appearing in your morning mirror. Getting enough sleep not only helps you function better during the day, it also affects the level of inflammation in your body. Without enough rest, the blood vessels under the eyes can become dilated, bringing them closer to the surface and causing the area underneath the eyes to swell and appear purple, blue or even blackish in color.

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Puffy eye home remedies:
If you have a cucumber on hand they are the perfect size and coolness to place over the eye area, or wet some tea bags and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes, then lie back and apply them to your eyes for 15 minutes.
For a less messy alternative, try putting 2 metal tablespoons in the fridge and use them daily by placing the backs against your eyes.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…


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