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Curing Puffy Eyes

Curing Puffy Eyes
November 9, 2021

Ok. So recently I had a puffy eyes experience.

After a long and tiring day at the office and having an intimate facial relationship with the computer screen all day, my eyes rebelled. I felt puffiness around my eyes and when I stared into the mirror, I was surprised to see two inflated balloons under my eyes!


So my vision was impaired and I now had to find a way to see the people who would undoubtedly come my way. If these balloons got any bigger, I not only would have impaired vision l would not be recognized. I would be blinded by the pressure that they were placing on my optical zone.


In my mind I immediately revisited my nursing days of the seventies; when all cures for me were holistic and alternative. A time when there was no Dr. Google and no internet. I had to fix this and I had to do it right away.


“Take a deep breathe,” I told myself. “Don’t panic, you have this under control.”

I gave myself two quiet days to fix this and luckily for me it was the weekend.

“Now, what would I have done in the seventies?” I asked myself. “What is available to me in the 2020s?”



In the seventies I would:

Calm myself down.

Apply an ice pack under my eyes to slow down the swelling.

Gently apply a single finger massage to move around the collected fluid so it will be reabsorbed in the body.

Apply a pat of face moisturizer or natural Aloe Vera.

Elevate my head to sleep so that the fluid drains back to full circulation.

Wear a night mask with or without weight.

Avoid drinking water close to bedtime.

Eliminate salt and caffeine from my intake.

Try and get an eight-hour sleep.

Increase the garlic in my diet to serve as a natural antibiotic.

Apply a cold rag over my face on awakening.

Oh, by the way, I also applied used cold tea bags on the puffiness.

What is available to me in the 2020s:

Fillers

Botox

Silicone ice pads

Radio frequency tightening

Injectables

Laser resurfacing

Blepharoplasty



Natural and holistic approaches to healing are always the least invasive and safe way to heal our bodies, so I settled on going back to the seventies and BRAVO!

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