10. Puffy eyes
It’s not only the upper eyelids that suffer from reduced elasticity after reaching a certain age. The truth is that the whole face is prone to losing collagen fast as the years go by. Some people experience the tissue weakening in a slower manner; some see it reduce in strength. It all depends on a multitude of factors. Lifestyle, genetics and stress levels all come to play when talking about facial weakening.
One aspect of the tissue slowly losing its tightness is the so-called “puffy eyes” phenomenon. It doesn’t only have to be a sign of aging. People of all ages can experience it from excessive crying and hangovers. The hangover cases are usually due to a lack of water. When you sleep short hours, you are guaranteed to get puffy eyes. This is because the skin regenerates itself while you sleep. By not sleeping, you prevent your skin from rejuvenating itself.
Because of this, skipping sleep at a young age may turn back on you at a later age. Even if you don’t sleep while older, the puffiness will be prominent due to the weaker tissue. The more you sleep, the lesser the symptoms will be. Some people never experience this sign of aging due to a clean sleep schedule.
The solution to this symptom is somewhat unorthodox, according to conventional medical standards.
- Putting cold black tea bags is one option. The minerals within the herbal tea soothe the swollen skin and return it back to normal.
- Another, albeit popular in general, treatment is putting cucumber over your eyes. They just have to be thick in order to engulf the entire skin area. If you have puffy eyes, just avoid rubbing them too viciously.