Tips To Banish Those Puffy Eyes

Puffy Eyes could be a result of innumerable reasons, less sleep, allergic reaction, diet, hormonal fluctuations and of course too much of emotional turmoil.

Easy Remedies to get rid of puffy eyes

Once you have identified the cause of your puffy eyes go about adjusting your lifestyle habits to tackle them. Alternatively, you can seek medical advice if you think it may be an underlying symptom for something more serious

  1. Wash or rinse. Try rinsing your eyes with water if swelling is associated with a discharge. Cool water is more soothing for allergies.
  2. Try a cool compress. Lie down and place a water-soaked washcloth across your eyes. You can also grab an ice cube to help shrink swollen blood vessels. The ice’s coolness will perk up your eyes and leave your face looking awake and alert.
  3. Slice of cucumber. Cut a few slices of cold cucumbers; they contain antioxidants that help reduce irritation. Lie down. For 30 minutes, place a slice over each eye. The coolness will help soothe puffiness.
  4. Cut back on sugar. Eating excess sugar, triggers inflammation all over your body. Since the skin under the eye is prone to swelling and it’s thin, you’re seeing that inflammation there. Try to cut as much sugar as possible from your diet and you’ll notice an immediate improvement. 
  5. Potato Puff. Potatoes contain a skin-lightening enzyme that can help relieve swelling. Grate two tablespoons of raw potato. Place it in muslin cloth and put one over each eye. 
  6. Watch your Water Intake: Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. And speaking of beverages, limit alcohol, which can make you dehydrated.
  7. Check your pillow. Watch your head positioned above your heart using a few firm pillows. When you elevate, you’ll increase circulation and prevent extra fluid from settling around your eyes.
  8. Watch your salt. Bloating is generally a result of retention of fluid especially near the eyes, where there’s little room for the fluid to disperse. Lower your salt intake by avoiding high-sodium items like pre-packaged soups, pizza and potato chips.

Call your eye doctor right away if swelling lasts longer than 24 to 48 hours and you feel pain in your eye(s), blurry vision, decreased vision, seeing floaters, sensation that something’s stuck inside your eye.


The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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