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How to Reduce Puffy Eyes

Updated on December 7, 2013

How to Reduce Puffy Eyes

Puffiness around the eyes makes us look older and gives people the impression that we arent taking care of ourselves. It is common knowledge that it is normal to have puffy eyes either early in the morning or late at night that disappears as the day grows old. There are some of us who abnormally carry these eye bags throughout the day. If you are tired of this condition there are different remedies around, all of which are very effective.

No eye cream can directly treat puffy eyes. We only have natural means for direct treatments and creams that help alleviate the causes of puffiness. Your new look will amaze you once you have gotten rid of the puffy eyes.

Causes of Puffy Eyes

What causes puffy eyes? There are several factors that could stimulate the appearance of puffy eyes. Poor sleeping position, the use of contact lenses, high alcohol and salt consumption, exposure to allergies and irritants, crying, make up residue, genetics and sun damage can all cause puffiness around the eyes.

Among all these causes listed above, puffiness arising from makeup residue is one of the most prevalent and luckily it can be prevented. You don’t have to stop using make ups. There are trusted make up removals I have suggested in this article that would make sure no makeup residue is left on your face overnight. You should try them out.

Dry Skin Also Causes Puffy Eyes

Swellings around the eyes can arise from the dryness around that area making you look older. A good moisturizer can help restore dryness around your eyes to the ideal condition. However, you must avoid buying products that are tagged “puffy eyes cream” or “eye cream” as they tend to be poorly formulated.

Exposure to Irritants

Some make ups and skin care products contain irritants that could cause inflammation around the eyes. Generally, any product that contains menthol, fragrant plant extracts, essential oils, camphor or alcohol should be kept away from your skin.

If you have already been using creams that contain these irritants you can nullify the harm they may have already caused to your skin by using the recommended lotions above.

Natural ways to get rid of Puffy Eyes

  1. Hydrate your body: Drink plenty water throughout the day. Drinking a lot of water to get rid of puffy eyes may seem counter intuitive, but in reality it works.
  2. Use Cucumber: This is a proven and effective natural means of getting rid of puffy eyes. It involves using two slices of cucumber preferably refrigerated as “googles” (ie placing on your eyes) as you lie facing up. This procedure should take between 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Chilled Tea Bags: You can also use tea bags to repeat the process outlined above. If you intend using the tea bags they must be refrigerated.
  4. Morning Splash: splashing cold water on your face as soon as you get up in the morning dilutes the skin vessels effectively reducing inflammation.

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