Whatever the reason for those puffy and dark circles under your eyes, whether its age, sleep, tiredness or allergy, there are foods/items from your kitchen to help get rid of them.
No doubt, puffy eyes are a common beauty problem and can be quite an embarrassment especially when you have a special event to attend. However, it’s not always advisable to use beauty products on your skin, somethings using natural items in your beauty routine is ideal.
So here are 10 DIY home remedies for puffy eyes that work like magic.
Cucumbers are high in water content which hydrates the delicate under-eye skin and vitamin K to help reduce any inflammation or discolouration. Just slice it thinly, chill in the fridge and place on your eyes. Lie down and leave for 15 minutes then wash your face with lukewarm water. It’s the most inexpensive way of getting rid of puffy eyes and blemishes under the eyes.
Irish potatoes contain starch and it’s anti-inflammatory property prevents under eye bags. Slice potatoes in circle and place on your eyes to help with puffiness. You can also peel,wash and finely chop a small size potato, wrap in a clean cloth and wrap like a poultice. Place the poultice over your eyes closed and leave for 10-15 minutes. To get result, it should be done daily.
After steeping yourself a cup of hot tea, remove the bags and allow to cool until they’re warm to the touch. Lie down and place them over your closed eyes for about 10 minutes. You can also refrigerate tea bags for 10-15 minutes for a cooling effect if the weather is hot as well.
You should make a cold compress by soaking cotton balls in a cup of chilled milk. Place them under your eyes for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Milk contains skin-brightening, tightening and softening ingredients like protein, amino acids and antioxidants. It also cools and soothes skin and discourages water retention. It should be used when you have extreme puffiness.
Aloe vera contains antioxidants and vitamin E, which help to reduce puffiness and improve circulation. You should apply fresh aloe vera juice or gel to your lower eyelids, leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Be careful so that Aloe Vera does not come in contact with your eyes.
Salt discourages water retention that causes swelling. Simply dissolve a small amount of salt in warm water. Soak two (2) cotton pads in the solution, then, lie down and place the cotton pads over your eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse with water. You should repeat daily to get rid of the puffy eyes.
Placing cold spoons around the eyes helps to tighten the skin around it and reduce puffy eyes. It also helps to relax the blood vessels. Refrigerate 4 to 6 metallic spoons for 15 minutes. Lie down and place two spoons, the rounded part of the spoon on each eye until the spoon starts to feel warm. Replace the spoons with another set that is cold until you are done with all of them. Repeat at least twice daily.
You should know that egg white helps tighten the skin to reduce puffiness. Whip two (2) egg whites, then use a cotton ball to apply whipped egg whites to lower eyelids and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and towel dry.
Parsley is rich in vitamins C and K, which help brighten and de-puff skin. To use, mix chopped parsley and hot water and apply under your eyes using makeup pads. You should do this three to four times a week.
Wash your face with ice cold water several times daily. Also, wrap ice cubes in a clean cloth and apply it to your eyes daily. Repeat several times a day to help reduce puffiness. Cold water reduces swelling and inflammation by constricting blood vessels.