If the eyes are considered as the windows of soul, would not it be great if those windows have nice curtains? But, for a number of reasons, our eyes and their surrounding can be quick to show the signs of stress. And besides wanting one’s peepers to look nice and shine, tired puffy eyes just do not feel great.
There are several expensive over-the-counter beauty products for the eyes, but only a few of them are worth buying. So with all this in mind, consider those approaches as the first line of defense against puffy tired eyes. Some are novel and some have been used for generation. Some work for some people, while others will work for others.
1. Sliced cucumbers
Cucumbers are full of antioxidants which are found to reduce irritation. If puffiness is followed by eye irritation, home remedies like cucumbers and chamomile tea might help reduce inflammation and swelling. Cucumbers have very powerful antioxidants and flavonoids that reduce irritation. Cold cucumbers and teabag also work effectively by cooling the effects of evaporation, and work best when applied for 4-5 minutes.
2. Cold compress
Cold things tend to reduce swelling which can be beneficial for puffy eyes. Also, a cold compress on the eyes is rejuvenating and is as good as a cup of coffee for waking you up. Use an ice cube wrapped in a cloth, a kind of chilled eye mask, a packet of frozen vegetables, or a pair of chilled spoons.
3. Chamomile tea
This powerful natural remedy is a classic one. Has it been proven by the theory of science? Chamomile is said to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and subjecting the eyes to a cold tea bag gives the benefit of a cold compress. Brew a cup of tea, remove the small bag, chill it for some time, and let it rest on the eyes. It is so refreshing and gives a second use to old teabag. Some people have an allergic reaction to chamomile.
A health expert says that temporary puffiness below the eyes is caused by the buildup of lymphatic fluid in which lymphatic drainage through massage and exercise helps more than cosmetic cream. Do regular exercise but here is a good tutorial on how to massage the eyes.
5. Raw potatoes
Raw potatoes are not as common as raw cucumbers and the starchy juice is not as tasty as the fresh scent of cucumber, however, people use them for reducing puffiness and minimizing the dark circles. Crush or grate raw potatoes and place them in fresh cold water, and then refrigerate until chilled. You can leave a potato in the fridge. Recline the head and place the cold potato slices directly on the eyes. Then leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Chilled eye drops
Keep a bottle of natural eye drops in the refrigerator and treat each eye with a frigid drop while your coffee is brewing. It is much refreshing, like a mini-version of having a cold shower or going for a brisk morning walk.
Turmeric eye mask is excellent for brightening complexion, evening out the skin tone, and decreasing inflammation. Add milk for gentle exfoliation. Mix one tablespoon of turmeric with one tablespoon milk in a bowl and then apply it to under-eyes using a cotton ball. Leave on for about 15 minutes and carefully rinse it off.
Rosewater has vitamin A and C, and flavonoids. It is a natural astringent having anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rejuvenating and refreshing. You can also make your own rose water at home.
Dip rose petals in enough distilled water to cover them properly. When the petals lose their color, strain the liquid and then let it cool. Next, pour into a small bottle. Saturate the cotton ball with cooled rose water and dab under the eyes to treat dark circles and refresh the soft skin.
9. Aloe vera gel
It is not just for burns. Aloe has a myriad of antioxidants and has several antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and many other healing properties. It can also help soothe the tired eyes by moisturizing the skin and providing quick relief. It might also help minimize the dull wrinkles.
We use milk in a few of our homemade skin recipes as it contains lactic acid, which enhances skin firmness. Dip the cotton ball into cold milk (or whole milk) and squeeze off the excess milk. Place on your closed eyes to help tone under the eye tissues.
11. Egg whites
Take up an egg white mask and apply it with the help of a brush or the fingers under the eyes. Make sure it does not get in the eyes, and wash your hands after applying. When it dries, it will slightly tighten and tone the skin. Leave it there for 10 to 15 minutes, and then gently rinse.
It can also promote circulation and reduce inflammation. For deep de-puffing eye treatment, take an egg white, a cucumber, and a spoon of rose water. Dab under the eyes gently for experiencing cooling relief.
Remove late nights and tired eyes by including coffee in your morning skincare routine. Caffeine in this homemade mask for the puffy eyes acts as an effective diuretic for reducing swelling. Whip a spoon or two of ground coffee in an egg white and then apply under the eyes. Try coffee-induced eye cream. You will shrink eye swelling and the fine lines.