Many things can make us cry such as frustrations, sadness, depression, anger and even happiness. Crying is one way of relieving stress or burden within. However, do you know that too much crying can cause eye puffiness? This is true. Crying is one of the main reasons why the skin around the eyes is puffed up so how does this happens?
Crying can cause puffy eyes because the flow of blood is increased to the eyes, and some fluid oozes within the tear ducts. These tears are not that salty compared to the fluid that are usually present in the eyes that is why it is quickly soaked up by the saltier area about the eyes. This fluid preservation, along with the overburden of the eye muscles, results in puffy or swollen eyes.
Good thing there are many ways to reduce the look of eye puffiness after crying that you can use. By following these tips, you can reduce the look of it in just a couple of minutes. So here it goes:
Cold compress can greatly reduce the look of puffiness about the eyes. All you need to do is to put water and ice cubes in a small bowl. Then put a washcloth in the water then wring it out. Put the cloth on the affected area for a couple of minutes to reduce redness and inflammation.
You can also use milk in reducing the look of puffy eyes. Put milk in a bowl then dip cotton balls in it. After that, apply the cotton balls on affected area for a couple of minutes then rinse. This process can not only help reduce puffiness but can also lighten dark circles.
Putting thin slices of potato or cucumber can also help in relieving puffiness of the eyes. Put them on top of your eyes for a couple of minutes then remove and rinse. Pat dry with a clean cloth but never rub it for it may cause further irritation and redness.
Aside from that, you can also try putting chilled tea bags on puffy eyes. Try putting chamomile or black tea bags on both eyes and leaving it for at least 10 minutes for best results. The tannins present in tea bags help tighten blood vessels and reduces swelling of eyes.
It is not bad to cry if you are sad or depressed because it is one way of making you feel better afterwards. Do not worry or think about eye puffiness for these tips will handle that problem. By following these tips, in a couple of minutes, you can bring back the glow in your eyes and look fresher like before.