One of the worst yet most common beauty problems is waking up to puffy eyes. Whether they’re due to aging, sinuses, hormonal changes, crying or lack of sleep, puffy inflamed eyes are unsightly and uncomfortable. They make you look tired, sick or like you have a hangover. The good news is, you can employ some easy home remedies to eliminate swelling and puffiness around the windows to your soul.
Here are 4 killer ways to eliminate puffiness around your eyes.
One of the simplest ways to combat puffiness is by drinking water. When your body is properly hydrated, you are less likely to retain water in any part of your body, including the area around your eyes. Water flushes the toxins out of your body and hydrates from the inside out. White and green tea helps hydrate and decrease inflammation as well. You can also splash your face with cold water to reduce the swelling, as it will constrict the blood vessels. Take it a step further by applying ice. You can also soak cotton balls in salt water and apply to your eyelids for 10 to 15 minutes. For best results, make the salt water with Himalayan sea salt.
2. Do the Eye Opener
One of our most popular facial exercises is the Eye Opener. It will boost circulation and blood flow to the area, which can significantly help reduce puffiness. Do your entire set of Facercises for optimum results.
The old school remedy of applying chilled cucumbers is an excellent route to take. Cucumbers boast enzymes and astringent properties that reduce inflammation and help tighten the area. Chill thick cucumber slices in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes, apply them to your eyelids for about 10 minutes and you will see a difference.
4. Vitamin E Oil
Another natural remedy for diminishing puffy eyes is vitamin E oil. Gently massage our Nourishing E Oil into the delicate area around the eyes. Leave on overnight for best results. This hydrates, stimulates circulation and reduces inflammation.
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