8 Home Remedies to Treat Puffy Eyes

Suffer from puffy eyes? Here are some easy hacks to help you…

Puffy eyes are not only unattractive, but also indicate stress, lack of sleep and tiredness. It is caused by the building up of fluids in the tissues around the eyes. The tips below will help you treat your puffy eyes at home:

  1. Drink plenty of water: Puffiness happens due to water retention under the eye, and when the body is well hydrated, the toxins are flushed out of the body.
  2. Potato-on-‘eyes’: Refrigerate a potato for a couple of minutes. Slice two circular pieces and place them on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Within minutes, the puffiness will reduce.
  3. Cool it with milk: Chilled milk on the eye will also help cool the eyes and reduce the puffiness. Place cotton pads dipped in milk on the eyes and relax.
  4. Vitamin E oil: Bring down the puffiness by placing cotton pads dipped in cold water with a few drops of vitamin E oil in it.
  5. Cucumber slices: Cucumber is known for its cooling effect on the body and is good for reducing puffiness as well as dark circles. Just cut two slices, place them on your eyes for 25 minutes and relax.
  6. Tea bags for the eye bags: Dip two tea bags in cold water, let them cool in the fridge and place them over your eyes for 25-30 minutes. Wash your eyes with cold water and feel refreshed.
  7. Cold spoons: The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with the help of a glass of ice water and four stainless steel spoons. Chill the spoons in the water and then place one over each eye. Keep switching the spoons while letting the other one chill in the glass of water. Keep switching until you see improvement.
  8. Egg whites: Stiffly beat a few egg whites and apply around your eyes with a brush. It will result in making the area around and under the eye feel tighter and look less puffy. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse your face in cold water.

These hacks can help; however, remember that puffy eyes are a reflection of your lifestyle. One of the factors causing puffiness is lack of sufficient sleep. Try to sleep for the required 7-8 hours. If your sleep is disturbed, try meditating before going to bed.

One of the reasons could also be the horizontal position you lie in for long hours. Elevate your head so that the fluid does not collect under the eyes when you get up.

Those who sleep on their stomach tend to have puffy eyes more frequently. Try to sleep more on your back. If you sleep only on one side, try to turn to avoid puffiness in one eye.

The puffiness can also be due to allergy. Treat it first and find relief.

The skin around the eyes is delicate and needs to be handled with care.

  • Pat dry your face
  • Use a gentle cleanser instead of soap with harsh chemicals
  • Use makeup remover instead of trying to rub it off roughly
  • Use moisturizer around your eyes.