Battling eye bags and puffy eyes? We’ve got the expert solutions right here.
Here’s an eye-opening fact: What you thought were puffy eyes may actually be eye bags, and vice versa. What’s the difference between the two and how do you treat them? A good place to start would be to understand their underlying causes.
“Puffy eyes are swelling of the tissue around the eyes due to fluid retention which can be caused by a medical ailment such as heart or kidney failure, hormonal disorder, an allergy, or unhealthy lifestyle,” explains Dr. Karen Po, a consultant aesthetic physician at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. “Some people are also born with a bulky muscle tissue just under the lower lid, which at a glance, is often mistaken for puffy eyes. Eye bags, on the other hand, “is simply a sign of ageing,” says Dr. Po.
*For the full article please refer to Shape July 2012 Issue