If you need some ways to fight puffy eyes, you aren’t the only one. We all wake up looking less than our best on occasion. Sometimes that means we have puffy eyes, right? I hate them just as much as you do and always want a good way to eliminate them pronto. Luckily, there are loads of ways to fight puffy eyes, so you have lots of choices at your fingertips. Here are seven of the easiest and best. Let me know how they work for you.
They aren’t just for your morning bowl of oatmeal anymore! A couple of spoons can work wonders on your under eye area, making them the most perfect of the many ways to fight puffy eyes. Simply pop a couple in the refrigerator before you go to bed. When you get up, press the backsides of the spoons to your puffy eyes. The coldness will help reduce the swelling and thereby the puffy look.
2. Cucumber Slices
You’ve probably seen women lying with cucumber slices over their eyes while they get a salon treatment. They also work well for getting rid of your puffy eyes. The trick is to be sure the cucumber is really cold before you slice it. Then, go back to bed for a few minutes with the slices over your eyes. You’ll be refreshed and ready to face the day in no time.
3. Use Caffeine
In this case, the caffeine will be applied directly to your under eye bags. Look for a facial cream that contains caffeine for the best results. Caffeine works to pull the water out of your skin, which helps reduce the appearance of bags pretty easily. Drinking caffeine is a must in the morning, but won’t have the same effect on puffy eyes.
4. Massage the Area
This might sound counterintuitive, but it really does work. Expert facialists always give you a mini facial massage when you go in for a treatment. That’s because stimulating the area helps drain the fluid, reducing your puffy eyes. Use your ring fingers to gently rub under your eyes in a circular motion. It only takes a couple of minutes to a see results so you won’t have to spend much time getting the job done.
5. Potato Slices
Much like cucumber slices, potato slices placed over your eyes can help with that puffy look. That’s because potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties that help counteract fluid build-up under your eyes. Slice the potatoes and get them very cold before you lay them over your eyes. Chilled slices also help combat puffiness better than warm ones do.
6. Hemorrhoid Cream
It might not sound like something you want to do, but hemorrhoid cream was designed to constrict, albeit in a much different location than under your eyes. The good news is that the cream doesn’t know the difference between your backside and your face, so you can also use it to shrink under eye bags when you get up in the morning.
7. Drink More Water
Drinking enough water each day has many health benefits, and fighting under eye puffiness is one of them. You might wonder how putting more water into your body can keep bags away. However, when your body is hydrated, it won’t hold onto water as hard because it won’t need to store up reserves. If you get plenty of water, you can help get rid of puffy eyes with hardly any effort at all.
Do you suffer from puffy eyes? It’s not every morning for me, but when it happens I usually go for the spoons method. Do you have any other good ways to get rid of bags under your eyes?