Do cucumbers really help with puffy eyes?

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Do you wake up looking as if you cried all night? Are your eyes so swollen when you come home from work that your significant other thinks you spent the day at the pub instead? Swollen, red eyes can make life miserable, not to mention cause others to misinterpret your lifestyle. A little insight, however, can help determine the cause of marshmallow eyes, and the home remedies outlined in this article make them very simple to treat.

Reducing Swelling

A diet dominated by salty foods or allergies and chronic sinusitis are two common reasons for eye puffiness. Often, what you can't see can bother you. Irritants and chemicals found in makeup, perfumes, and detergents can have inflammatory effects on eyes. And eyes definitely don't take kindly to today's computer-focused workplace; they rebel with redness.

Puffy eyes are only a temporary problem for most people. Many cases can be cured by simple home remedies and/or by eliminating substances that may cause swelling. Some helpful tips are available in the next section.

For more information about eye care and other associated factors to this little bother, try the following links:
  • To see all of our home remedies and the conditions they treat, go to our main Home Remedies page.
  • Cataracts are very common in the elderly, but there are some herbal remedies that can keep this condition at bay. Find out how in Herbal Remedies for Cataracts.
  • Reducing your puffy eyes might simply require you care for your eyes a bit more. Read about how to do it in How to Care for Your Eyes.
  • If you think your puffy eyes might be a result of not getting enough sleep, you might want to review some Home Remedies for Insomnia.
  • A puffy face may be the result of an inflamed sinus cavity, which you can treat with Home Remedies for Sinusitis.

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