Sandralyn says that when she wakes up in the morning, her eyes are puffy, and she looks like she's aged 10 years. "It looks so gross," she says. "What causes this morning face?"
Consuming too much salt causes the body to retain water and can cause puffiness around the eyes and on the face. The recommended daily allowance of sodium is less than 2,400mg, slightly more than one teaspoon, but on average, most Americans consume more than 4,000mg each day.
"Don't add salt [to food]. Try to keep track of labels," plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says. "[Foods such as] Chinese food, pretzels and chips are loaded with salt.
"Make sure your drink water, because that actually helps flush the salt out," Dr. Ordon adds.
Prevent Puffy Eyes• Never go to bed with makeup on, because it can clog the facial pores • Remove mascara before bed, because leaving it on can make eyelashes dry and brittle and even cause them to fall out • Clean your face before bed to remove sweat and dirt. • Moisturize • Drink water
Check out OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson's home remedies for puffy eyes.