We have all experienced it, you wake up and there they are staring
back at you, the dreaded "puffy" eyes. Usually nothing more than a
temporary cosmetic nuisance, puffiness or swelling can be caused by a
number of factors. The condition is most noticeable upon rising and can
be caused by diet (too much salt), alcohol and tobacco use, allergies,
oversleeping and/or lack of sleep, crying, and as a result of normal
aging. Yes, it's just a part of getting older. As we age the skin around
the eyes becomes thinner and may appear droopy or swollen.