Puffy eyes and dark circles can be really frustrating. There are a few reasons why they appear. Genetics, age and seasonal allergies are the biggest culprits. But, there are ways to reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles. If a full night of sleep isn’t enough, here are a few natural tricks to help you win this battle.
Caffeinated tea will help you reduce #eye puffiness. Caffeine helps shrink blood vessels around your eyes and reduce puffiness and dark circles. Soak two tea bags in warm water and then chill them in your refrigerator for a few minutes. Place one bag on each eye for 5 minutes and your eyes will feel fresh. A soothing tea, like chamomile or peppermint, will help you enjoy the benefits of aroma therapy at the same time.
A couple of slices of cold cucumber will do wonders for your red and puffy #eyes. Lie down and put a slice on each eye for 30 minutes. This will brighten and refresh your eyes. It is very important that the slices are cold, because the cool temperature will soothe the area.
Dip two metal spoons in water and put them in your freezer at night. In the morning, lay them rounded side against your eyes for a couple of minutes. The cold will reduce the puffiness and relax the skin.
Always take your makeup off before going to bed. Even if you leave a small amount of makeup, it will irritate your eyes and cause the fluids to rush to that area.