Wednesday, 15 June 2016

How to get rid of puffy eyes- 5 simple home remedies!!

Waking up with puffy eyes can be really irritating when you have a big day ahead. Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problems.

         Puffy eyes vs Normal eyes

Puffy eyes is nothing but an ordinary swelling and discoloration around the eyes which is caused due to excessive accumulation of fluids, called edema, that can be quite prominent because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin in the body.

This can occur due to excessive crying, excessive physical stress, hormonal changes in the body, over consumption of salt, changes in weather, dehydration, aging, bad diet, lack of sleep and some allergic reaction. Resulting in you looking ill, tired and older than your age :(

But not to worry, I have some few fixes for your beauty problem-

1. Water - Drinking water is the easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes. When we keep are body well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention as it flushes out the toxins from the body resulting in no swelling to the skin under your eyes.

Fix - Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. 
- Reduce salt intake which will automatically reduce water retention.
- Also, avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages that can be dehydrating.

2. Cold Spoon - This remedy not only relaxes the 
blood vessels (relief from puffiness) but also tighten up the skin around your eyes. 

Image result for puffy eyeFix- Take 2 metal spoons and keep/chill them in your refrigerator overnight. Place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids for few minutes until the spoon becomes warm. The sharp cold of the metal will revive tired eyes and may boost your energy at the same time.

3. Cucumber - This remedy not only heals puffy eyes but also helps in getting rid of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes as the astringent properties present in cucumbers helps in reducing inflammation and tighten and lighten the skin.

Fix- Cut a few slices of cold cucumber (refrigerated one!), lie down, and put a slice over each eye for 30 minutes. Once you’re up, your eyes will be brighter and your body refreshed.

4. Tea Bags - Tea bag remedy is the long used method by grandmothers and runaway models for reducing eye puffiness. Be it green tea or black tea bags, both helps in soothing the irritated eyes as the caffeine present in them contains natural tannins which helps in reducing the swelling around eyes. 

Fix- Soak 2 tea bags in warm water and then chill them in refrigerator for like 30 minutes, then lie down and place them over your eyelids. Leave them for around 15 minutes and repeat. And, here you go amazingly fresh!!


5. Potatoes Just like cucumbers, potatoes are also effective in getting rid of puffy eyes and lighten the dark circles. Basically, the starch present in potatoes has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce under-eye bags. 

Fix - Wash and dry a potato, then slice it down in circular shape. Now, place this sliced potato directly over your eyelids for a few minutes and repeat until you shoo away your puffiness ;)

So, Now you know how you can get those flawless looking eyes in zero investment yet permanently.
Try out and see the difference!!
Keep smiling


Sakshi S

xoxo :)


  1. Finally a home remedy for puffy eyes! Can't wait to try it,will try this first before opting for eye bag removal surgery singapore. Thanks a lot!