Poor diet, sleepless nights, lack of hydration, fluid retention and hours spent in front of computer are the main culprits for swollen eyelids, for dark circles around the eyes and puffiness.
Eye skin is five times finer than the rest of the body. If you want to get rid of the unpleasant aspects you need to eat foods low in fat but high in fiber in order to stimulate the lymphatic circulation, especially fruits and vegetables (leeks, fennel, dandelion). Drink plenty of fluids (tea, tizane, water) to fight against water retention.
Natural treatments for swollen eyelids
1. Chamomile tea
Soak two chamomile tea bags in warm water. Let them cool and apply them on your eyes for 5 minutes.
2. Cucumber slices
Wash the cucumber and cut it into slim slices. Put the cucumber slices directly on the eye..
3. Ice cube
Put an ice cube over your eyes (wrapped in clean gauze).
4. Lavender compress
Pour ¼ cup of water and a few drops of lavender essential oil into a bowl. Apply compresses soaked in this lotion over your eyes. Lavender will reduce the swellings and will soothe the area. You can also use lavender floral water.
5. Grated potato
Peel and grate a raw potato. Put the grated potato in a gauze in the refrigerator. When the preparation is cold, hold the gauze on the eyelids for 10 minutes.
If your eyelids begin to swell suddenly, and this effect lasts for several weeks, it’s advisable consulting an ophthalmologist.