7 puffy eye remedies
It can be quite frustrating to wake up with puffy eyes every morning. The reasons are endless - fluid retention caused by too much salt, caffeine or alcohol in your diet. Allergies or lack of sleep. The elements around us, the weather, central heating or air conditioning. Finally genetics and unfortunately there’s not a lot we can do about that. What I can do is give you a few tips to help your eyes recover - some natural and some cosmetic. Sadly there are few miracle workers but with time these tips will help reduce your under-eye bags or eliminate them completely.
A Cold Compress
Cold compresses are used to constrict blood vessels, which will restrict the flow of fluid into the soft tissue. Try putting four spoons in the fridge, place two of them on your eyes until they're warm, repeat with the final two from the fridge if needed. You can always use good old fashioned cucumber or sliced potato, yes potato.
Add Another Pillow to Your Bed
Adding another pillow under your head while you sleep could help decrease the chances of you getting puffy eyes in the first place. Try sleeping on a few pillows if your neck allows, as the head will be slightly elevated which allows for less fluid retention under the eyes.
Soaked chilled green or black tea bags will help reduce puffiness. There are antioxidants and caffeine that can help tighten and rejuvenate your skin. These anti-inflammatory properties will increase circulation under your eyes.
I learnt this from a model I worked with who definitely felt her puffy eyes were genetic, waking up with them every morning. She swore chewing gum for 20 minutes first thing in the morning help drain her puffy eyes. I could see an improvement by the time I’d finished her makeup.
Sooth on some eye cream
If the situation isn't too dire, loosing the bags may simply require using the right eye cream. Anti-inflammatory ingredients such as caffeine help constrict your blood vessels and improve circulation. Make sure you apply to the outer eye socket, letting the cream slowly work inwards towards the eye.
Try these two products
Apply a treatment concealer
For a treatment and concealer try Sisley Phyto-Cernes Éclat, a metal-tipped, tinted concealer that's full of eye-soothing products such as ginkgo biloba, arnica, and candeia.
I have never personallly tried this. Models and performers have reduced puffiness and wrinkles with hemorrhoid cream for years—the stuff tightens puffy areas quickly and reduces wrinkles. If the odour of the cream is too strong, mix a bit of your moisturiser into it before applying. And be careful not to get any of the cream in your eyes. and I would say keep this for emergencies!