Puffy eyes, often referred to as “bags under the eyes”, are a common sign of skin aging in adults. They can give a person a tired or aged look.
The tissues that surround the eyes are naturally very thin and sensitive. Over time, these tissues tend to weaken, causing the skin around the eyelids to droop and sag. Fat can also build up in these tissues, causing a swollen appearance.
Conditions such as pregnancy or hormonal imbalances associated with menstruation can also cause fluid retention. Factors such as not getting enough rest, diet, stress, allergic reactions and rubbing your eyes excessively can all contribute to swelling and irritation to the tissue under the eyes. In most cases, puffy eyes can be treated by making simple adjustments to your daily routine, such as getting adequate rest, reducing salt intake and drinking a sufficient amount water.