If your first glance in the mirror reveals puffy eyes rather than bright eyes, it’s time to slow down and take a look at your beauty routine. If you need some ways to fight puffy eyes, you aren’t the only one. We all wake up looking less than our best on occasion. There are loads of ways to fight puffy eyes, so you have lots of choices at your fingertips. Here are seven of the easiest and best. Let me know how they work for you.
The Best Natural Tips for Puffy Eyes
- Cucumbers: From the vegetable bin comes the well-known cucumber remedy. Cucumbers aren’t only deliciously cool and soothing to the touch, but their astringent properties cause blood vessels to constrict. Lean your head back, rest a slice on each closed eye, and relax for five to ten minutes while the cukes cure your puffiness.
- Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long-used by grandmothers and runway models for reducing eye puffiness. Soak two tea bags in warm water, and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes, and your eyes will feel fresh.
- Drink more water: One of the main causes of puffy eyes is water retention and the best way to flush out excess water in your body is to simply drink more water while also reducing the amount of salt you eat along with not eating so many of these bad foods here that force you to retain water.
- Massage the Area: This might sound counter intuitive, but it really does work. Expert facialists always give you a mini facial massage when you go in for a treatment. That’s because stimulating the area helps drain the fluid, reducing your puffy eyes. Use your ring fingers to gently rub under your eyes in a circular motion. It only takes a couple of minutes to a see results so you won’t have to spend much time getting the job done.
- Egg whites: Call this kitchen cure a souffle for the face. Whip up 1 or 2 egg whites until stiff, and apply with a brush or soft cloth underneath your eyes. The skin will feel tighter and look less like puff pastry.
- Avocado: For many people, tiredness causes dark circles under the eyes and that can add years to their appearance. If you can’t catch up on your rest, place slices of ripe avocado under each eye, or try applying a paste of ground almonds and milk to lighten the dark shadows.
- Alcohol and tobacco won’t necessarily cause you to get puffy eyes but they both will make your skin lighter which will make it seem like you have puffy or baggy eyes.
- Potato slices placed over your eyes can help with that puffy look. That’s because potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties that help counteract fluid build-up under your eyes. Slice the potatoes and get them very cold before you lay them over your eyes. Chilled slices also help combat puffiness better than warm ones do.
- Spoons: Teaspoon-size spoons are just the right utensils for temporarily helping your eyes reduce to normal proportions. Place 4 or 6 spoons in the refrigerator. When you need to deflate those eyeballs, lie down, close your eyes, and place one spoon (curved side down) on each eye. As the spoon warms, replace it with a cold one from the fridge.
- Sleep Tight and Sleep Right: Depriving yourself of sleep will also give you eye bags. Sleep at least for 7-8 hours as per your body’s demand. Also watch for your sleeping position. Keep your head elevated when you sleep so that the fluid doesn’t build up under eyes due to gravity pull. Do not sleep on stomach, it’s better to sleep on your back for the same reason. Sleeping on sides can also make one of your eyes puffy in the morning.
Do you suffer from puffy eyes? It’s not every morning for me, but when it happens I usually go for the spoons method. Do you have any other good ways to get rid of bags under your eyes?