Waking up with puffy eyes can be really frustrating when you have a big day ahead. Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problems where the eyes begin to swell due to different factors. Some of the reasons behind puffy eyes are too much crying, too much physical stress, recovering from a major surgery, genetics, dermatitis, and hormonal changes in the body, change in weather, sinus, hangovers, bad diet, and lack of sleep or some kind of allergic reaction.
Nobody wants to have puffy eyes as it can make one look tired and ill. But there is nothing to worry about as you can easily take care of them with some simple easy natural remedies.
This is an age old remedy. Get a cucumber from your refrigerator and slice it up. Keep two circular slices on your eyes for around 10 minutes while you rest. Cucumbers have high water content, which in turn help to reduce swelling around your tired eyes. Chilled cucumber not only relieves puffy and tired eyes, but also helps to brighten up the delicate skin around your eyes.
Water is wonderful for your skin and definitely for your eyes. Rinse your face with cold water several times a day. The cool water will soothe your tired and puffy eyes. Cold water constricts the blood vessels, and this in turn reduces swelling. At the same time, drink around 10 glasses of water everyday to keep your body well hydrated. A hydrated body equals less bloating, swelling and puffiness. When your body is not well-hydrated, the cells tend to retain water thus making eyes look puffy.
Tea contains antioxidants that work wonders for tired eyes. Many brands capitalize on its benefits, such as Elizabeth Arden and Origins, but you don’t have to shell out the extra buck to reap its goodness. Tea goes a long way in lessening swelling and puffiness. It has anti-irritant properties that helps soothe tired eyes. Take freshly-extracted tea bags and chill them inside the refrigerator for at least half an hour. Once they are cooled, place them on your eyelids and massage the extra liquid from the teabags around the dark circles. The result will amaze you!
Did you know that cold milk could be a miracle treatment for your eyes? Dunk cotton wool in ice-cold organic raw milk and place them on your closed eyes. Wait for five minutes and then wash your eyes with cool water. Not only will your eyes look fresh, the dark circles around your eyes will also fade to some extent.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains vitamins and antioxidants that can do away with puffy and tired looking eyes. Try using pure and freshly extracted aloe vera gel around your eyes and within minutes, the puffiness would decrease. Aloe vera helps to improve circulation of blood. Just one thing: try not to get the residue into the eyes at it will sting and irritate.MYNEWSHUB
Text: SARA KHALID