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How to Reduce Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

Home Remedies for Swelling Under Eyes

Are you suffering from droopy eyes or puffy eyes? This is a symptom which tells you that your eyes are tired. Puffiness of the eyes is caused by many reasons including lack of sleep and crying for a long time. The skin around our eyes is thin and sensitive and contains many blood vessels. Stress, lack of sleep etc affects the skin and cause excess fluids to get trapped in the skin around the eye causing an eye bag. Aging is one of the major causes of bags under the eyes. Fat deposition under the eyes also results in bags under the eye. There are some effective home remedies to treat the bags under the eye or the Puffy eyes. These home remedies are cheaper and safer than the alternative methods of treating under eye bags. Here are some of the home remedies to get rid of puffy eyes.

1. Potato

The potato has anti–inflammatory properties and this will help in reducing the swelling under the eye due to water retention. Refrigerate the potato for some time and slice it into thin circles. Close the eyes and place the sliced potatoes over the eyes. It should cover the puffed areas of the eye. Leave the potatoes over the eyes for at least 20 minutes. You will find a great change in puffiness once you remove the potato slices.

2. Cold Spoons

This simple home remedy is surprisingly very effective. It will help tighten up the skin around your eyes as well as relax the blood vessels, thus offering relief to puffy and tired eyes.
Chill 5 or 6 metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
Hold the rounded portion of one of the cold spoons against your eye for a few minutes until the spoon becomes warm.
As the spoon warms, replace it with another cold one from the refrigerator.

This is one of the most effective natural remedy for puffiness under the eye. The coolness of the cucumbers will soothe the eye and the anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the inflammation of the skin.  Take two slices of refrigerated cucumber and place it over the eyes. Relax with the cucumbers on the eyes for 25 minutes. This will soothe and refresh your eyes and reduce the puffiness.

4. Egg Whites
Egg whites have skin-tightening properties that can help banish under-eye bags as well as help prevent wrinkles.
Separate the yolks from 2 eggs and put the whites in a bowl.
Whip the egg whites thoroughly until you get a stiff consistency.
Add a few drops of witch hazel, a natural skin-tightening astringent.
Use a brush or soft cloth to apply this mixture under your eyes and allow it to dry.
Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Do this daily for a few days.

If you get up in the morning with puffy eyes and if you do not want people to see the under eye bags then chilled tea bags are the best option. Put the tea bags in hot water for a minute and then refrigerate it for some time. Lie back and place the tea bags over the eyes. Leave it on the eyes for 20-30 minutes. Wash your eyes after 30 minutes in cold water. You will have refreshed eyes. You can use either green tea bags or black tea bags for this purpose. The caffeine present in the tea constricts the blood vessels around the eyes and reduces the swelling and redness