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What Causes Eye Puffiness and How Skin Actives Can Help

What Causes Eye Puffiness and How Skin Actives Can Help

Posted by Dr. Hannah Sivak and Susan Katz on Jul 12th 2019

Your eyes are special. We have to be careful not to irritate the eyes and not to increase the chances of getting an eye infection. The eyelids and the skin around the eyes are also susceptible to irritation and infections. The skin around the eyes are very delicate and as we age, will thin and become even more delicate. This thinning will make the capillaries more visible and may make our eyelids and under our eyes puffy with inflammation.


What Causes Puffy Eyes


Puffy eyes is a common problem but the causes can be numerous, from health conditions to environmental factors. But most of the causes can be traced back to how we treat our body. Health conditions that may affect your eyes and the skin around them could be allergies, sinus congestion, and eye infections, such as conjunctivitis or styes. More serious conditions like thyroid disease could also be a cause of puffy eyes. If you suspect a medical problem, please see your doctor. Environmental conditions such as pollution and smoking can also contribute to eye irritation, including puffiness and redness around the eyes.

What are we doing to our bodies that may cause puffy eyes? To mention a few, dehydration, lack of sleep, poor diet and too much salt. All common causes for puffy eyes and all things we can try to do better on. However, its easy to say that we are going to eat better and get more sleep but reality often gets in the way. We can all use a little help and Skin Actives is here for you.


What Do We Offer


Skin Actives Ultimate De-Puff Eye Serum

Use this sea kelp bioferment-based puffy eye serum for every day use. Decrease inflammation and puffiness with bisabolol and the nourishing sea kelp bioferment made from lactic fermentation of sea kelp which supplies much needed nutrients and antioxidants. This serum will help maintain the skin barrier with actives like hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA and glycerin to plump and hydrate your skin. It will protect your skin and skin barrier from fine lines and wrinkles with the addition of active ingredient that maintain the protein structure of your skin and help to build collagen. Epidermal growth factor is added which helps contribute to the well being of the whole skin. This formula provides plenty of nutrition and energy producing power, like that provided by coconut endosperm, niacinamide, and carnitine.

Skin Actives Triple Correction Eye Cream

This is a complex eye serum for long term use that contains epidermal growth factor and retinol, plus all the nutrients required to prevent the skin in this delicate area to age and thin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles. There are also several actives dedicated to decreasing the appearance of pigmentation that makes us look tired. There are also high and low molecular weight antioxidants to help fight Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS*) and other free radicals. A full spectrum of lipids will provide the essential fatty acids required by the cell membranes and for the skin to make an effective barrier against water loss and penetration of noxious substances. Caffeine will help with puffed eyes, and bisabolol will decrease general inflammation.


Skin Actives has two great options for helping reduce puffy eyes. The Ultimate De-Puff Eye Serum is perfect when you have occasional sleepless nights or need a little something to make your eyes look better. The Triple Correction Eye Cream is perfect for long term use to combat fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Which one is right for you? Check them out today.

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