As always, we emphasize the need to take proper care of facial skin, most especially the delicate skin around the eyes to delay the signs of aging. The loss of collagen first makes it presence around the eyes, with sagging skin, crow’s feet and waking up with swollen under eye pouches making us look tired and older. These pouches are not the result of fat accumulation, as many people think, but instead the loss of tissue allowing excess fluid to fill the spaces, leading to a puffy appearance. However..What if we told you that just a 30-sec eye massage will help you reduce this morning puffiness?
If you’re looking for instant and purely natural method for eliminating or reducing puffy eyes, read on for a deep dive into the causes of puffy eyes and how to naturally minimize them with Puraveda Organics:
The Reason Behind Your Puffy Eyes
The most common reason for under eye swelling is a lack of proper sleep and stress (which lack of proper sleep can cause!), leading to an increase in cortisol levels and a disruption in systemic salt balance. This leads to water retention and swelling. As mentioned above, the to loss of elasticity, and thinning collagen net (most pronounced around the eyes), fluids become trapped in the lower eyelid substructure as you age.
Swollen, puffy eyes may also be due to allergies, crying, alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle, dehydration, thyroid, colds/flu or other medical conditions as well as inherited facial features. Fluid accumulation increases more when you get up in the morning, as a result of edema.
How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes The Organic Way
There are many OTC drugstore eye “treatments” available, most of them fail abysmally. This is due to the fact that these formulas often contain ineffective active agents or there’s has been a “greenwashing” of ingredients (Learn more). Instead, our natural, scientific ingredients contain properties that reduce inflammation and tighten the skin measurably. Here’s how:
Wild-gathered Botanicals that Help:
When trying to get rid of puffiness, antioxidants and clinically proven natural plant actives are the secret to beautiful, de-stressed eyes. Among these is Green Tea, which contains caffeine and tannins that prevent fluid accumulation, detox the eyes and stimulate blood circulation. Rich in antioxidants, Aloe Vera Gel, also known as the ‘Immortelle’ plant is an ingredient that has antioxidant, cooling, moisturizing and healing properties. Some other botanicals that specifically help in treating eye puffiness are: Comfrey, Eyebright, German Chamomile, Calendula, Almond Oil, etc.
PVO’s Organic Eye Treatment Guide:
After washing your eyes, mist or pat a few sprays of any of our Organic Hydrators for an immediate soothing effect. Follow up with BioScience Peptide Complex and a targeted eye treatment, such as our Aloe Eye Serum that contain an Ayurvedic blend of natural botanicals to help eliminate puffiness and create brighter, younger looking eyes. If you live in a hot climate, keeping it in a fridge and massaging the cold product around the eye area is an amazingly effective way to instantly tone puffiness and reduce dehydration.
Editor’s Pro Tip: While applying, remember to use gentle tapping motions with your middle and index finger and smoothly massage around the circle of your eyes. Never drag or use vigorous force.
When used along with Eyeline Prevention Oil (with roll on massager) during the night time, the duo helps repair cell membrane, encourage cell growth and prevent dryness. Over time, you will also witness great results with crow’s feet and fine lines around the sensitive eye area.