Puffy eyelids. Under eye puffiness. Doesn't really mater does it? Puffy eyes are puffy eyes. You may wake up with both in the morning for multiple reasons but whatever it may be, it can make looking at yourself in your morning mirror something you might want to forget!
KNOW THIS: You are not alone. Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problems faced by women of all around the world.
But where there are beauty problems, there are beauty solutions. AKA beauty tips and tricks to treat them.
In this article, I will discuss How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes Instantly and that too without having to invest in expensive eye care products.
1. Apply chilled tea bags to your eyes.
One of the perfect remedies for the bags under your eyes is tea bags. No wonder this remedy is one of the oldest methods for treating puffy eyes. Perhaps your grandmother knows about it too. Tea contains natural tannins, which is a mild diuretic. Puffy eyes are mainly caused when the skin around your eyes begins to retain excess water or lymphatic fluids. This is the reason why crying can often cause puffy eyes. The tear glands in your eyelids get inflamed from over activity.
The natural tannins and caffeine in tea constrict the tiny blood vessels in the skin and stimulate blood circulation thus reducing puffiness. To treat puffy eyes with tea, place two tea bags in a cup of hot water for a few minutes and take them out. You can let them cool by placing them on the counter top or you can have them chilled in the refrigerator. Put the tea bags on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. You will be able to see a visible reduction in the puffiness around your eyes. Doing this twice a week can help you tighten the skin around your eyes. Though both green and black teas work just fine, you may also use chamomile tea too if you like. Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Along with relieving you from puffy eyes it can revive tired eyes, reduce redness and treat eye infections like conjunctivitis and pink eye.
2. How to get rid of puffie eyes instantly with rose water.
A rose may symbolize love but this gorgeous flower has more to it than just adorning a bouquet. Health benefits of rose are many. Rose water is a very versatile product. Many women around the world use rose water as a cleanser, toner and make up remover. It contains Vitamin A and C which means it can naturally boost your skin's health and promote circulation. The anti-inflammatory properties of rose water make it a natural astringent. To reduce puffiness around eyes, you can either brew some rose petals and drink as tea or apply rose water to the skin around your eyes with a cotton ball. Rose water is easily available. You may find a bottle at a grocery store near you. However, you may also make rose water at home. Simply simmer rose petals in some distilled water. When the petals have lost their color, remove from flame and let the liquid cool. Store in a jar and when in of a quick fix for puffy eyes, dab some onto a cotton ball or pad and place it on your eyes. Rose water can also help smooth the skin around your eyes, reduce stress and fatigue, and prevent dark circles.
3. The milk and potato under eye bag remedy
Applying cold cucumber to your eyes is a great way to ease the fluid build-up around your eyes. Normally sliced cucumbers are recommended by beauty experts. Cucumber slices are usually perfect for the eyes thanks to their size and shape. Since they have high water content, they are naturally cool. You may place cucumber slices on your closed eyelids and wait until they get warm. It may help to reduce the puffiness. However, if you want to get rid of puffy eyes instantly use this milk and potato trick. Take some raw whole milk and dip a cotton ball in it. Remember to use only whole milk and not skim milk as you not only need the milk to make it work but all the milk fat. Lay the cotton ball on your closed eyelids and relax. You will find the swelling around your eyes to have been visibly reduced within 10 minutes of application. After 10 minutes, remove the cotton balls and lay two potato slices onto your eyelids. Potato works better than cucumber because it stays cold for a longer time. Also, it's astringent like qualities help to drain the fluid build-up around the eyes. Some women like to apply a cold spoon or ice pack to their eyes. Though you may find these working to reduce the puffiness, using ingredients like milk and potato have added advantages: • Milk contains vitamin B, calcium, hydroxy acids and antioxidants which help nourish the skin. • Amino acids in milk boosts production of collagen which helps tighten wrinkles around eyes. • Lactic acid in milk can fight free radicals in the skin and keep premature aging away. • An enzyme called Catecholase in potato acts as a natural eye brightener and helps remove dark circles. Apart from these natural remedies using hemorrhoid creams and ointments temporarily, can help ease eye puffiness.
4. Using hemorrhoid creams for puffy eyes
Hemorrhoid creams are a make-up artists secret weapon to get rid of puffy eyes instantly. Funny thing is, I have even heard doctors recommend hemorrhoid creams to help the puffy eye syndrome too.
An active ingredient that is commonly found in hemorrhoid ointments is phenylephrine. Phenylephrine helps to constrict blood vessels. Sometimes, dark circles and puffy eyes are caused by the network of blood vessels visible under the thin skin of the eyelids. When phenylephrine constricts these blood vessels it helps reduce under eye darkness and puffiness.
In other cases constricting blood vessels helps to stop the leakage of fluid from the blood vessels thus reducing puffiness of eyes.
Hemorrhoid creams can have a number of side effects. If you get some of these ointments into your eyes by mistake, you might experience a sudden inflammation called chemical conjunctivitis. Chemical conjunctivitis can have the following symptoms:
• Intense pain in the eyes • Swelling • Redness • Decreased vision
Wash your eyes thoroughly with cold water if you get any hemorrhoid cream into your eyes. You must also see a doctor if the symptoms of chemical conjunctivitis from it are severe.
5. Drink more water, get more sleep and keep your head in a raised position to avoid puffy eyes.
There are ways you can prevent raccoon eyes from happening at all. This can mainly be done by preventing fluid retention around the eyes. There can be many reasons why body fluids may accumulate around your eyes and make it swell. Here are some of the reasons and how you can combat them: Sleep position: If you face the problem of puffy eyes quite frequently and it is accompanied by pain and swelling in the eyes, it may be because your position while sleeping is not right. If you sleep without pillows, your body will remain flat. This makes the water in your body and bodily fluids to travel to your head and get accumulated there. So the next day when you wake up you find your eyes have swollen and become painful. To eliminate puffy eyes try sleeping with your head raised by pillows. This will stop the force of gravity from letting water accumulate around your eyes. Excess salt in your diet: Excess salt has a tendency to bloat your body. When you eat salty foods, the excess salt which is not absorbed by your kidneys is sent to your eyes. This salt then weakens the collagen in the skin around your eyes and before you realize you are looking at the big bags around your eyes. Avoid eating salty foods like potato chips, cured meat, canned foods, salted nuts etc. Dehydration: When you eat excess salt, the concentration of salt around your eyes tends to retain more water causing puffy eyes. To avoid this, drink as much water as possible because drinking water will flush excess salt out of your system, thus restoring your swollen and puffy eyes to normal. Beverages like caffeine and alcohol can cause dehydration. Along with avoiding salty foods you must also avoid these beverages. Puffy eyes can be caused by many other factors some of which you might not be able to remedy easily. Such factors consist of: • Heredity • Certain medications • Weather changes • Changes in hormone levels • Allergens You need to consult a doctor if your eyes constantly puff up because of any of these reasons. But any factor apart from these that cause puffy eyes can be remedied easily by the suggestions in this article. Besides, exercising daily, getting enough sleep and proper face care are some long-term strategies that can keep puffy eyes at bay. Now you know how to get rid of puffie eyes instantly. Taking care of your under-eye area because it is where your skin is most sensitive. There are many good under-eye creams and serums available in the market. But before you choose to use any of them make sure you do good research about the product or talk to your doctor if necessary.
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References: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92761/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3773366/