Bye Bye PUFFY EYES

Are you sick of having PUFFY EYES? even though you get plenty of sleep? than try this:

Drink Water: It is imperative that you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, and avoid those things that can dehydrate you. When you become dehydrated, your body goes into survival mode, thus you could see your eyes start to puff up.

Keep Your Head Elevated While Sleeping: Puffy eyes are usually caused by the way in which a person sleeps as this allows all the fluid to gather below the eyes. This is why it is recommended that you elevate your head to reduce the fluid that is going to run below the eyes upon standing. If you are a side or stomach sleeper, you could be faced with even more puffiness, thus consider sleeping on the back with the head elevated for best results.

Maintain Healthy Diet: The more salt you eat, the more puffiness in the face and under the eyes will appear. Therefore, avoid eating salty foods really late at night as this could increase the puffiness of your eyes. Eat foods that are more diuretic in nature such as cabbage, bananas and raisins. Drinking alcohol should be limited, as this can cause more fluid retention under the eyes and lead to the skin becoming baggier under the eyes as well.

Choose a Caffeinated Cream: Drinking an espresso won’t help, but applying caffeine topically can – it draws water away from the skin for a tighter appearance. Place cool, moist black-tea bags on your eyes for five minutes or just use an eye cream that contains caffeine.

Try Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a natural skin-tightening astringent. Soak two cotton pads in cold witch hazel (keep a bottle in the fridge) and apply one to each closed eye for five minutes.

Slice Up a Cucumber: Chilled cucumber slices are a good remedy for bags as they contain enzymes that reduce inflammation – and since the veggie is 90% water, it has an instant cooling effect.

Give yourself an eye massage: If you’ve ever had a facial, then you know how well rested you look afterwards – that’s because most facials include what the pros call “manual lymphatic drainage,” which is a massage that helps push fluid out of the area. Using your ring fingers (they apply the least amount of pressure), start at the inner corners of your eyes and slowly massage in a slow, circular motion to the outer corners – then, move to your temples and down your jawline.

Use cold spoons: This low-tech solution is surprisingly effective – place cold metal spoons (put them in the freezer or on ice) on your eyes for three minutes to tighten up the skin. Another option: a bag of frozen peas — it’ll contour to the shape of your face.

Apply Tea Bags: Try applying tea bags to the eyes. Whether this is herbal or just regular old black tea, you will find that it will work. You should steep the tea bags in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes, and then let them cool to the touch but still a bit warm in order to help your eyes. The tea will help decrease swelling, while herbal teas are known for helping with redness as well.

Buy hemorrhoid cream: Sounds gross, but the main ingredient — phenylephrine — constricts blood vessels and shrinks under-eye tissue.  Apply just a bit of cream to the puffy area, being very careful not to get too close to your eye.

Spa it girl xoxo

 

pic: vogue