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If your eyes are clear, bright, and sparkling, they quickly grab attention. Red or puffy eyes have the opposite effect and are a common beauty problem because they make you look tired and not well. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of puffy under-eye bags.
What Causes Puffy Eyes?
The area under your eyes is the most delicate part of the skin and one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Puffy eyes mean you have an excessive accumulation of fluids or edema around the eye socket.
Besides aging, puffy eyes are generally caused by:
- Eating salty food
- Lack of sleep
- Excessive alcohol
- Allergies and sinus problems
- Eye fatigue
If you do wake up with puffy eyes, do not rub them as this tends to make your eyes puffier.
Puffy eyes can also be due to a hidden medical problem. If the condition persists or worsens be sure to consult your doctor.
How To Get Rid of Puffy Under Eye Bags
1. Potato & Cucumber-Basil Tea Ice
Two of Mother Nature's best remedies for getting rid of puffy eyes are potato and cucumber.
Dice a raw potato or cucumber into small pieces and then blend into a fine consistency. Now strain the juice and keep the pulp. Next, make a cup of basil tea and mix it with the pulp of either vegetable you used. Pour this blend into an ice tray and freeze it. The next time you have puffy eyes, just dab the ice cube on your shut eyes for a few minutes. Rinse your eyelids and gently pat them dry.
2. Encourage Lymphatic Drainage
Use your index fingers to lightly press along your eyebrows and around your eye socket. This will help to encourage the lymphatic system to drain excess fluids so the swelling reduces.
3. Cold Metal Spoon
Place a metal soup spoon in your freezer for 10 minutes. Take it out and place the backside in your eye socket for a few minutes. This will help to quickly reduce puffiness.
4. Cold Compress
Make a cold compress to your eyes by dipping a washcloth into ice water. When the washcloth feels warm, immerse the cloth into the cold water again and repeat 5-6 times or until you feel a reduction in puffiness.
You can also use Rose Water. Dip cotton pads in ice-cold rose water. Use them as eye pads over closed eyes.
5. Black Tea Bag
Tannins in black tea are naturally astringent. They work to constrict the blood vessels and capillaries of the skin to reduce puffiness.
Soak a black tea bag in cold water for a few minutes. Now wrap it in a tissue and place it in your eye socket for a few minutes. This works wonders.
6. Drink More Water
Up your water intake to approximately 12 cups per day to keep your body hydrated and reduce puffiness.
7. Egg Whites
Beat three egg whites until stiff. Add 3 drops of witch hazel and apply to the area under your eyes with a brush. This will tighten the skin and make it less puffy.
8. Elevate Your Head
When you sleep at night, try to keep your head in an elevated position. This will prevent fluids from settling around your eyes.
9. Avoid Salty Foods
Avoid eating salty processed foods like chips, or drinking alcohol because you will retain fluids that settle in the eye area.
10. Oil Massage
Gently massaging is especially beneficial since the skin under the eyes is very permeable to oils. Gently massage your eyes at bedtime using ghee + a few drops of sandalwood essential oil.
How To Get Rid of Puffy Under Eye Bags Conclusion
There you have it, ten easy ways to get rid of your puffy eyes that make you look older than you really are. Treating the cause is critical and using the proper skin care products will improve the health of your skin around the eyes.
Ajara – Authentic Ayurveda Products
Ajara has the best products for the delicate skin around your eyes.
1. Ajara Sandalwood Rose Age Defying Eye Butter
The toning effect of sandalwood in this eye butter helps to reduce the appearance of pores, uneven skin texture, and sagging skin.
2. Ajara Tulsi Mint Tonifying Eye Gel (For Puffy Eyes)
This Ayurvedic Eye Gel is like happiness in a bottle. It cools and soothes tired, hot eyes while diminishing loose or puffy skin.