Puffy eyes can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include aging, hereditary differences, allergies, fluid retention from large salt intake, trauma, or lack of sleep.
With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken.
Fat tends to migrate southward, into the area under your eye, with age, because years of gravity mean that the muscles and collagen around it are weaker and less likely to hold it in place. Once there, it can be targeted by fluid that swells its cells; fatty tissue tends to be pretty vulnerable to swelling like that.
Other factors can contribute to under-eye bags, including:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Smoking tobacco
- Retaining fluid (often after waking up, or after eating salty food)
- Inheriting this condition (it can run in families).
While having bags or shadows under your eyes may not look especially attractive, it is usually harmless. However, if swelling of the eye area is painful, itchy, red or does not go away, see your ophthalmologist.
Also, The water retention under the eyes is also known as lymphatic fluid. It’s a product of the body’s lymphatic system, which drains off toxins and transports lymphatic fluid (a combination of water and white blood cells) around the body to fight off infection. This liquid is what ends up pooled under the eyes in the fat cells, and there are certain things that seem to exacerbate it.
Dark Circles Are Caused By Thin Skin And Heredity
The circles of dark skin beneath our eyes that seem to signal. Darkness under the eyes develops because of the increasing thinness of the skin there as we age; the older we get, the more it thins, and the more dark blood vessels underneath become visible. Why does it thin? Same reason fat migrates out of the eye socket: our body loses its ability to hold things up, and it sags. It’s already one of the thinnest parts of skin on the body.
Heredity, however, also plays a huge role in the development of dark eye circles. It’s called genetic hyper-pigmentation, and it means that some people simply inherit darker skin around their eyes from their parents and grandparents.
Can I improve the appearance of my under-eye bag?
There are strategies to help improve the appearance of under-eye bags. If someone has slight fat prolapse pushing forward, and has a certain anatomy of the bone structure under the eyes where there is space in the tear trough, fillers such as a hyaluronic acid filler in the Restylane or Juvederm family can be used to blend the transition between the elevation of the fat pocket and the hollow of the tear trough. Fillers of choice for this area are either Restylane Refyne for someone who needs a lot of volume, or Belotero.
Darkness caused by the excess brown pigment (melanin) can be faded with topical products or in-office chemical peels. Kojic acid and vitamin C are on the gentler end of the spectrum, lightening pigment gradually. A big winner ingredient, EyeBright formulated with a trio of patented multi-peptides that yield true results, the active ingredients in EyeBright are clinically proven to reduce dark circles and under-eye puffiness and diminish the depth and appearance of deep wrinkles.
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