Are you suffering from under-eye puffiness? Are you waking up with dark rings under your eyes or have puffy and swollen-looking eyelids? Don’t fret… you are not alone. There are myriad reasons that cause puffiness to the eyes from lack of enough sleep or excess stress, to allergies, incorrect diet or not enough exercise. There are also a number of ways to get rid of under-eye puffiness and tired-looking eyes, so try a few of the remedies below for bright, sparkling, and healthy looking eyes again.
1. Hit the Water- Water gives life and in this case, it will give life back to your puffy eyes. Drink plenty of water to avoid retaining water, which is one of the causes of under-eye puffiness, as well as to bring the swelling down. Make sure to drink extra water if you have a salty meal or excess alcohol in the evening, as this will flush your body of toxins and prevent swelling around the eye.
Expert Tip: Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these dehydrate the body and can also cause eyes to swell.
2. Go Green-
Cucumber: Placing something cool under your eyes works well to reduce swelling and cucumber works like a charm. Place thinly sliced pieces of cool cucumber over puffy eyes and rest with them closed for about 30 minutes. You’ll notice a remarkable change when you remove the cucumber – your eyes will be brighter and less puffy.
Avocado: Slices of green avocado also work well, not only to reduce under-eye puffiness, but to lighten dark circles under the eyes too.
3. Tea for Two- The natural tannins found in tea are a mild diuretic and have long been used to reduce under-eye puffiness and dark shadows. Place two wet tea bags in the fridge for about 15 minutes, then place on puffy eyes and rest for about 5-10 minutes and your eyes will feel refreshed and new!
4. Spoons- For a quick and easy fix, place two metal spoons in cold water for a few minutes and rest the bowls of the spoons over your closed eyelids for about a minute. The tingling cold will revive tired, puffy eyes and give you a bolt of energy.
5. Haemorrhoid cream- Used by models and performers for years to reduce swelling and tighten skin around the eyes for a picture-perfect look, haemorrhoid cream might sound like a rather embarrassing solution, but it really works – just avoid getting any of it in your eyes.
Treatment for puffy eyes:
1. Prevention is Better than Cure- Of course, prevention is always better than cure and there are a number of ways you can avoid getting puffy eyes altogether.
2. Get Enough Beauty Sleep- Sleep is vital to the healthy functioning of the body and puffy eyes are a classic symptom of not getting enough it or not sleeping properly. Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night will ensure you are well-rested and alert during the day with puffy-free eyes.
Expert Tip: Elevate your head when you sleep to avoid any possible fluid build-up around the eyes.
3. Get Moving- Exercise works wonders for the body and soul and getting your blood flowing will help with circulation and prevent fluids from building up. Go for a run or a brisk walk, or try some yoga – it will also help you to sleep better at night.