Best Tips and Products for Puffy Eyes
Hello Beautiful People,
Lots of factors can cause puffy eyes: lack of sleep, eating/drinking habits, allergies and so on… but regardless of how you get them, dealing with puffy eye is not something we look forward to especially in the morning. Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks as well as products that could help us reverse the issue.
So What Causes Puffy Eyes?
There are many causes to puffy eyes! Eye puffiness is not necessarily caused by lack of sleep, but it could be due to our daily habits, water retention, seasonal allergies, and allergic reaction to an eye cream, genetic and the list goes on… Fortunately, we can reduce the size of puffy eyes by modifying some habits and getting into a healthier routine.
And How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes?
So, what ingredients should you turn to, to compact swollen/puffy under eyes? Well, of course it all depends on the cause of your puffy eyes, and if you can narrow down the cause of such issue; you can then work to find a solution or a way to relieve the condition, however, according to studies and research, below are suggested ways that could help you de-puff your under eyes.
- Apply a Cold Compress:
A cold compress can help reduce swelling, simply grab a clean washcloth and wet it with cold water, then apply the wet washcloth to the swollen area for a few minutes using gentle pressure.
- Apply Cucumber Slices or Tea Bags:
Cucumber helps sooth the area and reduces swelling, but make sure its cool before applying it. Simply slice a cucumber and apply it under your eyes until they are no longer cool. As for tea bags; the idea of using them is all about the caffeine. Tea and most particularly green tea has antioxidant that help ease puffiness and increase circulation, just make sure to cool the tea bags prior to application though.
- Sleep on your back:
This is a hard one for me personally, however sleeping on your back dramatically improves lymphatic drainage and reduces fluid retention. Sleeping otherwise could increase the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles by time.
- Raw Potato Slices:
You could also use sliced potatoes instead of a cucumber (if you don’t have any). Potatoes help with reducing the water buildup under the eyes.
- Witch Hazel:
Witch hazel helps with inflammation and redness, making it a good choice to combat puffy eyes. Simply, apply the witch hazel to a cotton pad and place the pad to your eye area for around 5 to 10 minutes.
Coffee helps in reducing swelling as well as fine lines, simply mix two teaspoons of coffee with one egg white then apply the mixture under the eyes.
- Use an Eye Roller:
Eye rollers have proven to help with inflammation especially when you first wake up. Just make sure the roller is cool before then apply the roller on your eyes and massage it back and forth on the area.
- Change of Diet:
Reducing dairy, carbs, sodium and processed sugar can make a huge impact on the health of your skin overall.
What Products Can I Use?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but most eye creams or serums that promise to de-puff your eyes in minutes are…kind of bullshit. With that being said, these are some of the products that I have used over the past few years that helped reduce (not totally banish) the appearance of dark/swollen under eyes.
- Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment Cream
If you’re dealing with dryness around your eye area; then this cream is for you. It not only helps reduce the appearance of puffiness but also hydrates and brightness the area.
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution:
I am currently obsessed with this eye serum, I have already talked about it in a blog post not long ago; so make sure to head over to that post to for an in-depth review.
- Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage:
If your barely awake in the morning, just massage your under eye with this products. The product contains antioxidants, caffeine and botanicals to de-puff and wake up your eyes.
- SkinCeuticals A.G.E Eye Complex:
This product is my go-to for days were nothing else works, it not only banishes the puffiness but also helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, fines lines and wrinkles.
Share in the comments down below your tips and the products you use to help you de-puff your under eyes?