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Puffy Eyes Remedy - We'll show you several DIY treatments for under eye bags that can help you look and feel better. Some of these treatments are also relaxing and skin-soothing.
One of the easiest puffy eyes remedy is to try a gentle eye massage. This is the most natural, inexpensive, and simplest way to make eyes look less puffy.
This doesn't require anything except a few minutes of your time. Gently massaging the eye area and certain points on your face and neck helps to encourage lymphatic draining and decongest the area.
A quick mini-eye massage using your fingers: Before starting apply a little cream or oil on your face including your eyelids.
You can also try eye exercises to help improve the look of puffy eyes and lessen the look of wrinkles and crow's feet too. Click here to see my results so far...
You can also use a massaging wand to reduce puffy eyes. I prefer this wide smooth ayurvedic wand over the eye roller because it can be used on crow's feet, between the eye brows or on the whole face, chin, and neck for a lymphatic facial workout.
The wand also helps increase skin glow and is easy to use. You can give yourself a great eye massage while watching TV. The Kansa Wand not only helps reduce under eye puffiness, but can help de-bloat your entire face and under chin area.
P.S. A massaging wand is also helpful if you have trouble using your fingers/hands due to sore joints or arthritis.
Exercise works as a puffy eyes remedy - you ask? Yes! Light exercise can help get the fluid moving and decongest the eye area. If you have some time to spare, consider doing a quick workout.
Any exercise will work, especially ones that involves sweating or jumping up and down like:
All of these can help encourage lymphatic drainage thus reducing trapped fluid in your
eyes, face, and whole body and help to detox too. Nice bonus!
Resource: The Miracle of Lymph
We found a ton of home remedies for under eye puffiness ranging from frozen peas to cold tea bags. The most common natural remedy for swollen eyes is a cold compress (like a cold washcloth, cold spoons, or an eye mask).
The cold helps constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. However, some can be messy. I'll start with my least favorite:
Cold tea bags for swollen eyes
While tea bags might work a bit to reduce eye swelling, the tannins in the tea also can dry the delicate under eye skin - sometimes making the look worse. So proceed with caution if you have extra dry under eye skin.
Start with non-flavored caffeinated tea bags. The caffeine helps constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. If your eyes are red and irritated, then try chamomile which helps calm irritation, redness, and inflammation.
Ok so here's what you need to do:
Cold tea bags should have worked pretty well right? The cold helped reduce inflammation and the tannins helped constrict blood vessels which helped reduce dark circles.
This should have been the perfect solution - right? Well, not for me!
The tannins in the tea dried the delicate skin around my eyes and left me with crepey/ crinkly fine lines. So looks like I traded one problem for another!Besides, who's got that much time to sit around each morning with cold tea bags on their eyes?
A frozen bag of peas works well since the peas are little; the bag conforms to the contours of your eyes and face. It's soft and feels comforting when placed over the eyes.
And unlike wet tea bags, there is no mess even when the peas begin to thaw.
If you're out of cucumbers, anything cold can help, but cold teaspoons work well and they fit nicely over the whole eye area. Keep a few old teaspoons in the freezer.
They feel wonderful, are so easy to use and never drip or melt so there is no mess!!
This is a classic puffy eyes remedy and feels wonderful. Cold sliced cucumbers placed over each eyelid might help reduce the swelling too. Cucumbers contain natural astringent properties.
Place a thin slice over each and sit back and relax for about 10 minutes. If you have time - replace with two more slices and sit back and relax for 5 more minutes.
Ok, so I've tried about 100 different under eye creams, serums, and lotions over the last 25 years.
Most eye serums to reduce puffiness have a similar function - they "contract" the skin by drying it a bit which causes the skin to "lift" and helps smooth out puffiness and fine lines.
While many of the serums I've tried worked to reduce puffiness - they also dried my skin too much and left a whitish film. But the one I use now works the best for me. Not a miracle, no over-the-counter product is, but much better than all of the others I've tried.
You can watch a video on how it works. Or go to the purchase page for more info about ingredients and costs.
I've spent over 25 years dealing with puff eyes and have tried ALL kinds of treatments. But if you've found a puffy eyes remedy that works well, please share with us!
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