One of the biggest beauty issues is waking up with puffy eyes, especially when you have a big day planned. A variety of factors contribute to puffy eyes including excessive stress, crying, sinus issues, dieting, sleep problems, allergies, weather changes, hormonal changes, dermatitis, and genetics. The good news is there are some simple and nature tricks for solving this problem.
Staying well-hydrated is one of the easiest ways to ward off puffy eyes. When you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily, you’re less likely to retain water and experience swelling under your eyes or anywhere else on your body. Try avoiding caffeine, as well as other dehydrating carbonating beverages.
This surprisingly effectively home remedy is also very simple. Your blood vessels will relax the same time the skin around your eyes tighten. All you have to do is chill five or six spoons for around ten or fifteen minutes. Hold spoons so the rounded part is on your eye until it becomes warm, and then change it out.
The tea can be green or black, it doesn’t matter because both will work for puffy eyes. The tea also works for inflammation and redness, as well. Soak two tea bags in hot water, and then let them cool. Place the tea bags over your eyes, lie down, and then place a cloth over your eyes. Stay this way for at least fifteen minutes. Repeat this routine several times daily until puffiness is gone.
In addition to tightening the skin around the eyes to remove puffiness and wrinkles, cucumbers also eliminate dark circles. Make thick cuts, chill slices for ten minutes, place on eyes for ten minutes (or until they’ve warmed), and then repeat this routine several times until puffiness is gone.
In addition to getting rid of puffiness, egg whites also help eliminate wrinkles. All you have to do is separate the yolks from the whites, whip the whites until they are stiff, and add a couple of drops of witch hazel astringent. Apply the mixture underneath the eye using a soft cloth and allow it to dry. Leave the mixture on for at least fifteen minutes. Repeat this routine once per day for several days until puffiness is gone.
Potatoes have the same healing properties as cucumbers, including getting rid of dark circles. Use a medium sized potato, peel it, wash it, grate it up, place the gratings into a clean cloth, tie it up, and place the cloth over your eyes for at least five minutes. Repeat the routine several times daily until puffiness is gone.
Just like drinking water, splashing water will help your puffy eyes. Splash water on your eyes several times daily until puffiness is gone. This will lessen swelling and constrict blood vessels. If this is too irritating, holding bags of ice on your eyes is just as effective.
Salt mixed with hot water effectively reduces puffiness and swelling. Mix four cups of hot water with half a teaspoon of salt. Place cotton balls into the mixture and then place them on to your eyes for a couple of minutes.
There are alpha-hydroxy acids in strawberries that help reduce swelling and puffiness. Chill strawberries for at least a half hour, cut off the tops, cut the strawberries into thick slices, place slices under eyes, and lie down for several minutes.
In addition to being a wrinkle reducer, aloe vera is also great for reducing puffiness. By applying aloe vera around your eyes, you’re flushing out unwanted fluids and improving blood circulation. This will help reduce puffiness and swelling.