Puffy eyes are common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling.


Bags under eyes can include:

  • Mild swelling

  • Saggy or loose skin

  • Dark circles


Puffy eyes generally result from a variety of factors, including:


  1. Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention

  2. Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling

  3. Sinus problems

  4. Dehydration

  5. Fatigue and lack of sleep

  6. Stress

  7. Crying

  8. Aging

  9. Inherited facial features