The Tissue Around the Eyes Absorbs Water

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The Tissue Around the Eyes Absorbs Water

Friday, September 16, 2022


edisiindonesia.com - When a person cries because of emotions, the tears produced can be more than the system on the lacrimal glands can cope with. This can cause tears to come out of the eyes and nose.

The tissue around the eye can then reabsorb the tears, which eventually makes the area appear swollen or moist.

So in conclusion, moist eyes are actually caused by the tissue around the eyes that has the ability to absorb the tears themselves. Until finally a moist eye appears.

Whereas according to dermatologist at Swann Dermatology, Mike Swann, moist eyes are not something to think about. But there is indeed a science behind it that is the cause.

"Swelling from crying is the result of the lacrimal glands of your eyes working overtime to produce tears. When these glands secrete tears, the tear fluid becomes less salty and thinner," Mike said quoting Women's Health.

"This difference in salt concentration between the tears and the surrounding tissues is causing some swelling of the eyelids," she added.


Other Causes of Moist Eyes



In addition to crying, moist eyes can also be caused by various other factors. One of the things that can cause moist eyes is the lack of sleep time at night.

A bad night's sleep can make your eyes appear moist in the morning, especially if you're experiencing stress.

"When you're stressed, you release cortisol from your adrenal glands, and it changes the salt balance in the body. As a result of your salt balance being inactive, you may be holding back water and your eyes become moist," Mike says.


"When you're stressed, you release cortisol from your adrenal glands, and it changes the salt balance in the body. As a result of your salt balance being inactive, you may be holding back water and your eyes become moist," Mike says.

In addition, moist eyes can also be caused by conditions such as PMS. According to Mike, this is because the eyes can hold water due to higher hormone levels.

"Like flatulence, moist eyes caused by menstruation will usually disappear after a few days," Mike said.


Moist Eyes Due to Consuming Too Much Salt


You may have noticed that salt is present in almost all foods consumed daily. This high salt intake can be one of the causes of moist eyes.

"High salt intake causes the kidneys to retain water, which causes swelling in general. Whereas the skin under the eyes is very delicate and can cause more pronounced swelling at that location," says Manhattan dermatologist Claire Wolinsky.

Claire revealed that the swelling caused by the salt is most pronounced in the morning and will decrease as the day progresses.

However if you don't seem to be able to determine what is causing moist eyes, try taking a short break and evaluating your activity and intake again.

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