Part one of two.
Do you have puffy eyes because of aging, stress, smoking, drinking or just about anything else? Don’t despair – help is here and it’s free! The four easy home remedies below are free, as well as easy to do and will go a long way in reducing your puffy eyes.
1. Black or green tea. Caffeinated teas help to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling (due to aging, smoking, stress, etc), while herb teas (especially chamomile) contain important anti-irritants that will soothe and reduce those puffy eyes of yours.
Directions: Steep two bags of your choice of tea in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool until the tea bags feel comfortably warm to the touch. Lie down, close your eyes, and put a tea bag over each eye. Now cover them with a soft cloth. During hot summer months, put the boiled tea bags in the fridge and apply to eyes when you need a refreshing, de-puffing experience.
2. Spoons. If you’re going out and need a super-quick reduction of puffy eyes, teaspoon-size spoons, believe it or not, work wonders.
Directions: Place four to six spoons in the refrigerator. Lie down, close your eyes, and place a spoon on both eyes. As the spoons warm, replace them with cold ones from the fridge.
3. Cucumbers. This is the best-known puffy eye reduction remedy, well-known among supermodels as a guaranteed way to reduce puffiness right before a photo-shoot. The cucumber’s astringent qualities cause blood vessels to constrict, thereby diminishing puffy eyes.
Directions: Lean your head back, put a slice on each closed eye, and relax for five to ten minutes while the ‘cumbers cure your puffiness.
4. Egg whites. Here’s a real souffl for the face with some amazing age-defying benefits. This one’s wonderful for reducing crow’s feet as well!
Directions: Beat one egg white until frothy and stiff. Apply with a soft cloth (or brush) around your inner and outer eye areas, and along your cheekbones. Leave on for 10 mins. Remove by spaying the applied areas with water. Next, use use cold water on a cotton ball or washcloth to remove.
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