Contact lens wearers "should get enough sleep"

Contact lens wearers "should get enough sleep"

A health expert has suggested that puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes can be caused by a lack of sleep once contact lenses have been taken out.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, naturopathy specialist Annalies Corse said that staying awake for too long can aggravate the eyes, which leads to bags, while puffiness can also be a problem for those who sleep face down on the pillow.

Those who encounter the problem in the morning could reduce fluid retention by placing a cold tea bag on their eyes thanks to the caffeine content, which counteracts the inflammatory response.

"The skin around the eyes is very fragile and it is also very thin. With things like lack of sleep you haven"t given the tissue and muscles around the eyes time to rest," she said.

Dr Sarah Brewer recently told those wearing contact lenses looking to enjoy a summer that they can reduce hayfever symptoms with essential oils like eucalyptus oil, juniper berry oil and cajuput.

by Emily Tait

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