As many individuals tend to notice with age, they start to develop puffiness in certain aspects of their body. It is most commonly noticed on the face, especially under and around the eyes. Puffiness is nothing to be concerned about and or insecure about. 

Many individuals start to notice some form of puffiness as they get older, and it is an insecurity for many individuals. 

Although puffiness tends to appear mostly in older people, puffiness can impact anyone. It impacts individuals of all ages, and can manifest itself for a variety of different reasons. 


Puffiness can occur when the tissue and muscle start to weaken and loosen which causes puffiness. It is also very common for water retention to occur in the swollen areas, which could also add to the swelling. The causes for puffiness can include: lack of sleep, allergies, smoking, eating too much sodium, not enough sleep, eye infection, blocked tear ducts or organ problems. 

Water retention is not an uncommon side effect of swelling as the body tends to dehydrate when there is swelling, due to the fact that the body is trying to pull fluid from the cells to heal itself. Water retention can increase swelling in the area, which for most individuals can be quite frustrating.

What Can I Do To Help?

There are a variety of different solutions to help with puffiness. The easiest is to increase water intake, reduce intake, and by using cool compress. By increasing your water intake, your body remains more hydrated and does not retain water. Water retention occurs when there is swelling, as the body starts to become dehydrated and starts to pull fluid from cells. 

By decreasing sodium within one's diet, it helps from further increasing dehydration in the body. High amounts of sodium in a diet quickly dehydrate the body and cause it to pull more water from cells and retain more water alongside the swelling. 

It is also not uncommon to use supplements and medications to reduce puffiness and swelling. Supplements like SwellNoMore reduce swelling by increasing the body's production of vitamins. By increasing the amount of vitamins in the body, it reduces the swelling that is due to a build up of vitamins that are unable to decompose without the help of other vitamins.

August 03, 2021 — Chloe Farrell