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How to Reduce And Get Rid of Puffy Eyes, Get Rid of Under Eye Puffiness

Updated on June 13, 2011


Under eye puffiness can be caused by a variety of factors such as lack of sleep, allergies, crying, fluid retention caused by either hormonal changes or the weather, the taking of certain medications or even heredity factors.

Luckily there are things you can do to get rid of puffy eyes fairly quickly with items you already have in your home.

Use Cold Silver Spoons.

This is a great quick fix for puffy eyes in the morning. Simply place two silver teaspoons in your refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes, then place gently over your eyes until the spoons go back to room temperature. This will immediately reduce under-eye puffiness.


Apply Chilled Tea Bags

Applying cool tea bags to your eyes cannot only help reduce eye puffiness but is also a handy remedy to reduce eye redness if eye drops are not available. Simply dampen two teabags in a cup of warm water then chill in the refrigerator for 10 or 15 minutes. Close your eyes and place both bags on each lid putting very light pressure for about 2 to 3 minutes.


Try Applying Cool Cucumber, Apple or Potato Slices.

Cucumber is another popular home remedy for under eye puffiness. (You can also use apple or potato slices if that is what you have available) Simply place the cold slices on top of eyelids and let them sit there until the slices warm back to room temperature.

Apply Ice

In a hurry? Then simply applying ice will do the trick. Wrap some ice cubes in a soft washcloth or paper towel and apply to puffy areas.

Soak Cotton Balls in Milk
 
Cool milk is another great remedy to bring eye swelling down.  Dip some cotton balls into a glass of cold milk, then squeeze out excess. Again, apply on closed lids or under eyes until cotton warms up. If there is still some puffiness remaining, repeat the process.

Try Witch Hazel
 
Many people keep Witch Hazel around the house because it can be used in so many home remedies. It can also work wonders for puffy eyes. Simply soak a cotton ball in chilled witch hazel, squeeze out excess, and place on closed eyes.

Chill Your Eye Cream

A great way to kill two birds with one stone is to simply store your eye cream in the refrigerator. As you apply the cool cream in the morning it will immediately go to work reducing puffiness. Be sure to apply it gently with your ring finger in a gently tapping motion to avoid pulling at under eye skin. This will help reduce under eye wrinkles in the future.

Apply Hemorrhoid Cream Under Your Eyes

This is an old models trick for the instant reduction of under eye puffiness. It is important to keep in mind however that many of the hemorrhoid creams now sold in the United States no longer contain the shark’s liver oil or yeast that makes this product so effective.  So be sure to pick up a cream that contains these ingredients. It is also important to make sure that you apply this cream very carefully to ensure that you do not get any in your eyes. While this can be used in emergencies, for daily use it is probably better and safer to use the remedies mentioned above.


Use a Gel Mask

For those days when you may have a little extra time or would just like to relax and sooth yourself for awhile, a gel or water mask might be the way to go. Simply put mask in refrigerator or freezer as per directions, then sit back and relax for 10 or 15 minutes while the mask does its job.

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