8 Remedies for Puffy Eyes

February 21, 2016

There can be many causes of puffy eyes – it could be lack of sleep, bad diet, stress, allergic reaction and hormonal changes in the body. It can be quite frustrating waking up in the morning with puffy eyes and here are few tips you can use to avoid it.

1.     Water

Hydration is important to keep your body healthy and flush toxins out of body which can cause under-eye area and other body parts to swell.  So drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep you well hydrated.

2.     Intake Less Sodium

A high sodium diet can cause water retention, creating temporary fluid weight gain. This can lead to bloating which applies to the area underneath your eyes because the skin under the eyes is very thin leading to the appearance of puffy eyes.

3.     Caffeinated Tea

Caffeinated tea contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic that can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. Best tea to use is Green Tea or Chamomile Tea. To use, soak two tea bags in warm water and then chill the bags for few minutes in the refrigerator.  Place the tea bag on each eye for at least five minutes.

4.     Cold Spoons

A cold compress can temporarily diminish the appearance of the puffiness. It helps to tighten up the skin around your eyes which provides relief to puffy and tired eyes. Chill two metal teaspoons in the refrigerator. Then place the bowls of the chilled spoons over your eyelids for 45 to 60 seconds.

5.     Cucumbers

The enzymes and the astringent properties in cucumbers help tighten the skin around the eyes.  It also helps to get rid of wrinkles and dark circles.  Place slice of cold cucumber on over each eyelid for 30 minutes.

6.     Potatoes

Similar to cucumbers, potatoes can also help get rid of puffy eyes. The starch found in the potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties which helps to reduce puffiness as well lightens the dark circles.

7.     Avocado

Avocados are already famous for their health benefits and they are widely used in homemade beauty remedies as well.  Avocados are high in Vitamin B7 which helps keep the skin moisturized. Mash avocado and apply under your eyes for some relief and de-puffing.  Leave it on for at least 15 minutes.

8.     Almond Milk

Almond milk contains 50 percent of the recommend daily amount of Vitamin E.  It contains antioxidant properties that are essential to keep your skin healthy. Dab some almond milk under your eyes using soft cotton balls.  This will help lighten the dark circles.

 

 

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