Puffy Eyes? Try These Remedies To Get Rid Of Them Naturally!


Eyes are often referred to as a “mirror of the soul”. Bright clear eyes are commonly considered as a reflection of good health. But late night television, excessive use of electronic gadgets, too much time in the dark, staring at a computer/ television screen for long hours and ofcourse lack of sleep can make your eyes puffy, gritty and dull.

Here are some natural ways to treat puffy eyes:

1 . Dont Trash Those Teabags

-Used tea bags are the number one fix-it for puffy eyes. Save your used tea bags and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Use these chilled tea bags on your closed eyelids, and leave them on for 10-15 minutes to reduce puffiness.

-Green tea bags are the best choice due to the anti-oxidants in green tea that helps to repair the skin. However, if you don’t have green tea then regular tea bags would also do.

-Stay away from the flavoured variety as they may contain additives that may cause irritation to the eyes.

2 . Try Sliced Cucumbers

-Slices of cucumbers on the eyes is considered as a staple treatment at beauty salons. Cucumber helps to rehydrate the skin around the eye. It astringent properties help to tighten the puffy skin around the eye and also helps to lighten the dark circles.

-Simply cut a cucumber into thick slices and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Place these chilled slices over closed eyelids for 10 minutes or until the cucumber slice is warm.

3 . Try Refreshing Rose Water

-Rose water is a common ingredient in several beauty treatments through the ages. It is enriched with several beneficial properties. Its cooling properties help to soothe irritated skin and eyes.

-Soak cotton balls with rose water and place on closed eye lids for 10-15 minutes and your eyes will feel refreshed.

4 . Potato Eye Rest Pads 

-Though sounds surprising, but potatoes due ton their anti-inflammatory properties have been found to reduce puffiness of the eyes.

-Peel a potato, ensure you wash it thoroughly, grate the potato and tie this in a muslin cloth. Place this cloth with grated potato on your eyelids for 10-15 mins for best results.

5 . Try Chilled Inverted Spoons 

-A cold spoon placed over the eye can work wonders in providing relief to tired eyes. Wash 2 spoons and place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes.

-Place the rounded part of the spoon over the eye, until the spoon is warm. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.


If you are prone to puffy eyes, here are a few changes to make to your lifestyle to reduce the occurrence:

-Control your salt intake, excessive salt can lead to puffy eyes.

-Use a higher pillow, elevating the head can reduce puffiness and swelling.

-Do not rub your eyes vigorously as dirt from the fingers can irritate the eyes.

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