We’ve all woken up on one morning or another with somewhere important to go and skin around the eyes that’s have puffed up like a balloon over night. Not the most ideal of situations to find yourself in, am I right?
Don’t fear though, there are plenty of simple ways to combat the unwanted puff and below are 6 of the best…
6 Simple ways to get rid of puffy eyes
1. Aloe Vera
The vitamin E and antioxidants in fresh aloe vera are great for reducing puffiness around the eyes. An aloe vera plant doesn’t take up much room and you can use it simply by breaking the leaves of the plant, which will reveal the gooey aloe vera sap and simply apply it to your face. Voila!
When you keep your body well hydrated there is less chance of water retention, which can lead to puffy eyes. Remember to drink at least a couple of litres per day and your body will thank you.
To reduce swelling around the eyes simply take some chilled strawberries from the fridge, slice them into thin pieces and apply them topically to the skin around your eyes. Leave the strawberry pieces on for about 5-10 minutes and let the wonderful power of the alpha hydroxy acid in the berry, do its magic.
Pour boiling water over a couple of teabags and let them steep for about 2 minutes (I love using green tea for its incredible antioxidant properties). Remove the teabags from the water and allow them to completely cool down, then place them onto your eyes to reduce any swelling.
Are you familiar with the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’? It turns out that this popular, albeit slightly daggy saying is actually spot on! Cucumbers have the ability to cool down the inflammatory process in the body and reduce inflammation around the eyes. How cool is that?
Pop a few metal teaspoons in the freezer for about an hour, then take them out, lie down and place the curved side in the groove of your eye socket. Leave it there until the spoons cool down and replace them if your eyes are still puffy, otherwise you’re good to go.
Do you suffer from unfortunate puffiness of the eyes? What strategies do you use? I’d love to hear about your victories in the comments below.
Until next time,
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