[toc]Swollen and puffy under eyes is something that any person would want to get rid of. Puffiness under the eyes not only ages a person but it also makes one look tired. No amount of makeup can completely conceal puffy eyes. There are many eye creams and serums that claim to get rid of this problem.
But the fact is that these creams and serums are quite expensive and there is no guarantee of results. Home remedies on the other hand are very inexpensive and they are safe to use. Here we present to you a few home remedies to combat puffy eyes.
6 Home Remedies For Puffy Eyes
Steep two green tea bags in hot water. Pop the tea bags in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Lie down and close your eyes. Now, squeeze the tea bags of excess water and place them over your eyes.
Relax and allow the tea bags to remain over your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Tea contains tannin which has anti-inflammatory properties that helps to reduce swelling. This natural remedy will help in getting rid of puffy eyes.
Grate a fresh cucumber and then extract its juice by pushing the grated cucumber through a fine sieve. Next, soak two cotton balls in this juice. Lie down, close your eyes and place the cotton balls under your eyes. Wash off after 10-15 minutes. Cucumber contains ascorbic acid and caffeic acid that is believed to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Cut an aloe vera leaf in half and extract around a tablespoon of the fresh aloe vera gel. Rub this pure gel under your eyes with your ring finger. Apply very gentle pressure so that you do not injure the delicate under eye area.
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that aids in reducing swelling. If fresh aloe vera is not available you can also use store-bought aloe vera gel.
Milk And Honey
Make a mixture by combining one part milk to one part honey. Dab this mixture under your eyes and wash off after half an hour. Milk helps to lighten skin and honey helps to repair skin cells. Use this home remedy every day and within two weeks you will notice that the swelling has subsided.
Dissolve a teaspoon of coarse sea salt to half a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in this salt water and rub the cotton ball under your eyes. Make sure that this salt water does not get into your eyes. This home remedy is touted as one of the most effective solutions for under eye bags.
Another well-known remedy for reducing swelling and puffiness under the eyes is to use tomato. Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin. You can also use tomato pulp or tomato juice. These were a few natural remedies for getting rid of puffy eyes.
The under eye area is quite delicate and thin. So, avoid applying heavy creams and lotions to this area as this might cause puffiness and under eye bags. Also, drink adequate amount of water to flush out toxins from the body.