Puffy eyes are a common beauty problem, but you don't need to put up with it. Here are some DIY puffy eye remedies that you can do at home without splashing out big bucks on eye serums or creams!
From too many late nights, a lack of sleep, too much salt in your diet or crying over the latest romantic comedy, there are a host of reasons why your eyes may look puffy. But there are several ways to reduce the swelling... without splashing out on expensive serums and creams. Try one of these top tricks to reduce puffiness, pronto!
Take an apple out of the refrigerator and cut into slices. Place two slices of apple over your closed eyes, and sit back and unwind for ten minutes. The coolness is super-soothing and the tannin in the apple is a natural anti-inflammatory agent which helps to reduce swelling.
Up Your Fluid Intake
If the puffiness under your eyes comes and goes, it could be down to fluid retention. Too much salt in your diet, too much alcohol and too little water can all be to blame. Cut down your sodium intake and aim to drink eight glasses of water each day to remedy the problem long-term. Sleeping on a slightly raised pillow rather than lying flat can also help to eliminate fluid.
Grab Some Tea Bags
It doesn't matter if black caffeinated tea or camomile tea is your drink of choice – both can do wonders when it comes to reducing swollen eyes. Black tea contains caffeine which helps to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling, while herbal teas such as camomile contain anti-irritants to soothe inflammation. Place your teabag of choice in warm water for 5 minutes then allow to cool. Place the cold teabags over each eye and relax for a couple of minutes for a fuss-free treatment.
Help to flush out excess fluids from the face with a gentle morning massage. Place your ring finger on the inner corner of the eye and using an arc-like motion, massage to the outer corner of the eye. Repeat the process ten times under each eye before jumping out bed. It'll help to drain excess fluids, relieving puffiness.