Puffy eyes are nothing but under-eye bags which means swelling around the eyes. It looks frustrating when your eyes are tired and ill. It is the common beauty problem that most of them faces.
The common reasons for the eyes to swell are excessive crying, excessive stress, hormonal changes in the body, lack of sufficient sleep, changes in weather conditions, sinus problems, hangovers, improper diet, allergic conditions, etc.
You can get rid of such eye puffiness by using few natural and simple home remedies…
The easiest and fastest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink lot of water. Keep your body well hydrated which helps to flush out the harmful toxins from the body. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily and try to reduce the amount of salt in your diet to reduce the water retention in the body. You should also avoid carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
One of the simple and effective remedy for reducing the puffy eyes immediately is cold spoons. Place few metal spoons in the refrigerator for atleast 15 to 20 minutes. Now keep the curved surface of the spoon downwards on the eye and hold it until it gets warm. Then replace with another cold spoon taken from the refrigerator.
This allows the skin around the eyes to tighten and helps to relax the blood vessels around it. Cold spoons provides the immediate relief from the puffiness and tired eyes.
Place the used tea bags either green tea or black tea bags in the refrigerator for half an hour and then keep them on the eye lids to get the relaxation from the swelling and irritation of the puffy eyes. It also reduces the redness in the eyes. Place these bags for atleast 15 to 20 minutes on your eyes and relax for some time. Repeat this remedy for 3 to 4 times in a day to get faster relief.
Chilled cucumbers acts as a good home remedy for reducing the puffy eyes immediately. It contains the astringent properties and its enzymes helps to reduce the inflammation and allows the skin to tighten up. It not only helps to reduce the puffiness around the eyes but acts as an effective remedy for dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. Following this remedy makes you look good and younger too. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and allow them to cool for atleast 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Sit back in a relaxed posture and place these chilled slices on the eye lids until they get warm. Repeat this remedy until you get relieved and satisfied.
Egg whites has a skin tightening properties that helps to prevent the under eye bags and wrinkles around the eyes. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk and whip it until it forms into a thick consistency. Add few drops of natural skin tightening astringent into it. Now apply this paste around the eyes and let it dry for some time. Leave it for atleast 15 minutes and wash it off later. Repeat this remedy until you found the positive results.
Unlike cucumbers, potatoes also helps you to prevent the irritated and puffy eyes. The potatoes starch acts as a anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the swelling, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. Peel off one medium sized potato and let it dry for few minutes. Now grate the potato into a fine cloth and tie it up. Place this tied cloth on the eye lid and relax for some time. Repeat this remedy for several times to get the better results.
Salt or saline water also works as an effective home remedy for puffy and swollen eyes. Add 1/2 tsp of salt to 4 cups of warm water. Soak the clean cloth or cotton balls into it and place them on the eyes to get relaxation for puffy eyes. It allows to get rid of the fluid retention around the eyes easily. Repeat this home remedy until you find the betterment from the swelling and irritation of the under-eye bags.
Aloe vera is an effective home remedy for all the skin and body ailments. The antioxidants and Vitamin E present in it helps to prevent the puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. Apply the thick paste of aloe vera or aloe vera gel on the puffy eyes to reduce the swelling and inflammation around it.