How To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes Naturally

teabag on eyes

Puffy eyes can be caused by hormone imbalance, lack of sleep, high blood pressure or stress. Other factors include long-distance travel, excess intake of salt, allergies or sinus problems. Puffy eyes can also be due to genetics. There are many natural methods to reduce or get rid of puffy eyes, but most involve cooling down the area.

An ice pack is an obvious remedy, but time and situation may be restricting. Copious amounts of water should be consumed, not only to clean out the system but to keep body temperatures low.

Teabags which are moistened and then cooled in a refrigerator (or freezer for speed) can be placed on closed eyes and left for a time to reduce eye puffiness. In situations where you do not have time to lie down, add a tea bag to half a cup of boiling water and steep. Allow tea to cool and carry the liquid with you in a small plastic bottle. You can then dab a little on to the eyelids at every opportunity: the tannic acid in tea helps to constrict blood vessels.

Regular black tea can be used, but chamomile tea is superior. Raspberry leaf tea, rosehip or papaya are also very soothing; these infusions are not only natural methods to reduce puffy eyes, but will also help to relieve minor pain.

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Fresh figs cut in half and laid on the eyelids can also be helpful in the reduction of puffiness, and are beneficial for the skin. A cool compress of witch hazel is another popular treatment for eyes, but care should be taken that it is used only topically, as witch hazel can be painful if you get it in the eye.

Additional natural methods to reduce puffy eyes include potato and cucumber. Slice either very thinly and place the slices over closed eyes,. Another way to use cucumbers and potatoes is to chop them finely or grate them, then wrap them in a piece of muslin or gauze and hold this to the affected area.

An instant calming and cooling remedy is a chilled spoon. Simply place the spoon for a short time in a freezer and hold the rounded next to the puffy spot.

Cutting back on your intake of sugar will help immensely in preventing puffy eyes. If you substitute candy and soda with fruit or raw juices and cut down on alcohol you should notice a marked improvement on puffy eyes.

Have you successfully gotten rid of puffy eyes using a natural approach? If so, what did you use and how did you use it?

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Comments

  1. I rub a ice cube on eyes and face for around 30 seconds after washing in the morning.

  2. I put my gel eyemask in the freezer for half an hour, and then put it on my eyes for half an hour.
    Smoothing cool and gone with the puffyness.

  3. I really need to try this, thanks for the tip.

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