Waking up with puffy eyes is an annoyance for anyone. Puffy eyes are caused due to the accumulation of fluids around your eyes. Lack of sleep, crying, activities of the previous day including intake of salty food or even keeping your head down for too long could cause puffiness of eyes.
Most of us try to cover up our puffy eyes behind sunglasses or by using a concealer. However, you can also ditch your puffy eyes with some tried and tested home remedies.
Either they are green tea bags or black ones, both of them can help you get rid of puffy and baggy eyes in no time. Basically, these contain anti-irritant properties, which help in lessening the swelling around eyes, giving you relief from redness and inflammation. All you need to do is soak the bags in hot water for 3-5 minutes and set them out to cool a bit before you use them on your eyes. You can also moisten teabags in cold water and patch them on your puffy eyes.
You may also make use of cucumbers to treat the problem of your puffy eyes. Cucumbers are stuffed with enzymes and the astringent properties that would help you reduce inflammation. Not just that, using cucumbers for your eyes might also help tighten your skin. Eventually, you might also be getting rid of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes. In case, you don’t want to use cucumbers, you can try potato or kiwi slices as well. All you are required to do is keep refrigerated slices of cucumbers on your eyes for about 10 minutes until they turn warm.
The caffeine present in coffee boasts of anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in getting rid of and lessening the swelling and puffiness. We will be adding black pepper powder in the mixture, which will help in enhancing blood circulation. This also helps in making the skin cells under the eyes healthier. Also, it will moisturise your skin and will give you a natural glow. Mix half teaspoon ground coffee beans, a pinch of black pepper and 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Carefully apply it under your eyes and leave it for 10 to 12 minutes. And then, gently remove it using cotton.
Baking soda is one of the most effective remedies when it comes to promoting blood flow and reducing eye bags. This works as a natural exfoliant and helps in imparting a glow to the under-eye area. For this magical remedy, you would need one teaspoon baking soda and a cup of hot water. Along with these, don’t forget to keep cotton pads/balls handy. Mix baking soda in water and soak cotton pads in it. Then, after removing the excess water, keep the pads on your eyes and let them stay there for over 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry it.
Saltwater or saline
Saltwater or what we call, saline water helps in reducing inflammation. Nonetheless, you need to stay away from foods, which contains high concentration of salt. The reason why we are saying so is because the salt-intense foods can cause puffy eyes. For this remedy, you need 1-quart warm water, half teaspoon salt and eye pads or cotton balls. Mix the salt water with lukewarm water in a bowl. Either soak eye pads or cotton balls (which one you are comfortable with) in the mixture and place them over your eyelids. Keep them there for a while.
Stuffed with polysaccharides, daily application of strawberry jam on the puffy area will surely help in reducing it. So, basically, the presence of polysaccharides has rich anti-inflammatory properties. All you need to keep in mind is to get an organic strawberry jam. Apply the jam under your eyes carefully and let it be there for over 10 to 12 minutes. Then, rinse with cool water.
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, which helps in removing all the toxins from your tired and puffy eyes. Again, lemon too consists of anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to this, lemon juice possesses acids that would help in treating the dark circles also as it has skin-lightening properties. Also, the mixture which will be discussing has milk in it, which would help in the hydrating and nourishing skin. Take 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon full-fat milk or cream and mix them well. Soak the cotton ball in this mixture and apply it gently under the eyes. After it dries, clean it with cool water.
Well, these tips will surely help you get rid of the puffiness around your eyes. But, if you have tried all these home remedies and nothing seems to work, then it is likely that you are suffering from an allergic reaction and puffy eyes are the primary symptom. Speak with a doctor to find out more.