Starting your day with puffy eyes can be really frustrating, specially when you have an important appointment ahead. Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problems, we’ve all been there.
This occurs when the eyes begin to swell for a number of different reasons. Those include excessive crying, excessive physical stress, genetics, dermatitis, hormonal changes in the body, a change in weather, sinus problems, hangovers, bad diet, lack of sleep and some allergic reaction.
What happens is that the tissues around the eyes-above, below, or all around –build up fluid causing swelling. Try these easy to follow remedies for puffy eyes.
1. Cold compress
Cold things reduce swelling which can be salvation for puffy eyes. Plus, a cold compress on the eyes is very rejuvenating. Use ice wrapped in a soft cloth, a chilled eye mask, a package of frozen vegetables or even a pair of chilled spoons.
2. Chamomile Tea
This remedy has probably been passed on for generations. Has it been proven by science? Not exactly, but chamomile is reported to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and subjecting your eyes to a chilled tea bag gives the benefit of a cold compress as well. You should brew a cup of tea, remove the bag, chill it, and let it rest on your eyes – if nothing else, it is very refreshing and gives a nice second use to old tea bags. (Keep in mind that some people have allergic reactions to chamomile.)
3. Sliced cucumbers
Cucumbers have powerful antioxidants and flavinoids that are thought to reduce irritation. cold cucumbers also work in part by the cooling effects of evaporation, and are best applied for four to five minutes.
4. Raw Potatoes
You might not hear this form your doctor, but people swear raw potatoes can help reduce puffiness and minimizing dark circles. Slide or grate raw potatoes, place them in cold water and refrigerate until chilled.
5. Cut your sodium consumption
Ingesting too much sodium is a common cause of water retention, even if you don’t have a preexisting condition that would make you prone to it (such as kidney disease.) Because of the imbalance of salt and water, water gets drawn out of your cells and puffs up your tissues. The resulting bloating can affect even your eyes, filling out the tissues around the eye cavity, and causing puffy eyes. Less salt = less puffiness
6. Sliced strawberries
The alpha hydroxy acid present in strawberries can help make skin look smooth and young. It also helps reduce under-eye puffiness and swelling. Chill some strawberries, cut them and put the slices under tour eyes for several minutes.
7. Aloe Vera
The antioxidants and vitamin E present in aloe vera are effective in reducing puffiness around the eyes and also keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay.