January 19, 2014 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
Five Natural Ways to Reduce Puffy Eyes
You know the phrase, 'Your eyes give you away?' It's actually very true, because you could tell a lot about a person from their eyes. You can tell if they're lying, sad, happy, even when they are tired. Puffy eyes are a usual indication of tiredness and not getting enough sleep, and you don't want your eyes to give you away at your next morning meeting. There are simple natural ways to reduce the puffiness of your eyes before you head out to start your day.
1. Classic Cucumber Trick
You've seen it a lot in the movies and in the spas. Cut a chilled cucumber into thin slices and apply it to your eyes for about 10 minutes. This will reduce the wrinkles around your eyes and brighten up your complexion. Cucumbers have natural anti-inflammatory properties that will instantly reduce the puffy tissues.
2. Tea Bags
You can choose the type of tea you would like to apply, either green tea or black. First dip the tea bags in hot water for a few minutes, next, leave them to cool down, and apply the moist teat bags to your eye lids for about 20 minutes. This will reduce the swelling, and help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
3. Iced Spoons
Though the process may seem a bit weird, the frozen spoon is a great way to reduce puffiness in your eyes as fast as possible. Place two spoons in the freezer for a few minutes until they are icy cold. Then, apply them to your eye lids until they go warm, and repeat the process until you notice a difference. The frozen spoons are an effective relief to tired eyes. You can also use an eye mask.
4. Baby Oil
Believe it or not, that baby oil bottle you use to smooth your skin can help reduce the puffiness in your eyes. Add a few drops of the oil in some warm water and mix it thoroughly. Next, dip two cotton pads in the water, squeeze them, then apply to your eyes for about 20 minutes. Baby oil contains Vitamin E, which will help reduce the swelling under your eyes.
Mornings can be a blur, rushing to get ready, grabbing your to-go cup of coffee, just to make it to work on time. Soaking your eyes for half an hour is not an option. No worries, giving your eyes a massage is a great way to get rid of puffiness. Massage your eyes from the inner corner, all the way to the outer corner using circular motions. It's liking give yourself a quick mini facial, your face will look much more rested.