The eyes are usually the first thing to give our weariness away. They show up looking puffy, tired, dark and wrinkled letting the world know we’ve had a rough day or 4.
No need to fret. There are some tried and true ways to reduce unsightly puffiness, perk those babies up and help you look refreshed!
7 Weird Ways to Reduce Puffy Eyes:
1. Tea Bags
As weird as this sounds, it really works. A long-time standby for everyone from supermodels to grandmothers, the tannins in caffeinated tea bags are mildly diuretic and will reduce puffiness. Simply soak two bags in warm water then chill them for a few minutes in the fridge. Place one bag on each eye for five minutes for a refreshed look.
Place two metal spoons in the freezer for a few minutes. Lie down and place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids for 30 seconds to one minute. The cold metal will revive those tired eyes.
If you find yourself with puffy eyes, take a couple slices of cold cucumber and place over each eye while lying down. Relax, this one takes up to 30 minutes to do its magic.
4. Hemorrhoid Cream
Another trick of the modeling industry is to use hemorrhoid cream for puffiness. Designed to reduce swelling on contact, this cream will tighten puffy eyes in a flash.
Don’t worry. We aren’t asking you to stick your head in the fridge to reduce puffy eyes. But we are suggesting you keep your eye cream there for a refreshing burst of coolness that will wake you up.
6. Teething Rings
Place gel-filled teethers in the freezer until they are cold, then lie down with them on your eyes.
7. Aloe Vera Gel
The powerful antioxidant properties of aloe vera are highly effective in reducing puffiness around the eyes. Gently apply gel under your eyes to improve circulation to flush out the fluids and reduce swelling. Bonus: aloe helps with the appearance of wrinkles too!
What weird remedies have you tried to combat eye puffiness?