Natural ways to get rid of puffy eyes are listed after a brief explanation of reasons why this can occur.
Eyes become swollen and puffy when the eye tissue retains fluid. Puffiness around the eyes can also be caused by allergies, stress, exhaustion, and crying. It can also be caused by drinking alcohol, dehydration or too much salt.
Since the fluid buildup increases as you sleep, puffy eyes are more noticeable in the morning.
To relieve your eyes, try some of these simple, natural and effective recommendations.
Refresh your eyes by rinsing your face with several splashes of ice-cold water.
Steep two tea bags (black, green or chamomile) in hot water for five minutes; wring them out, let them cool down in the freezer for ten minutes. Place the tea bags over your eyelids for fifteen minutes once or twice daily. (Do not use chamomile if you are allergic to plants in the daisy family).
The classic home remedy for tired puffy eyes, due to its cooling and tonifying effects, and seems to work quite well. Are cucumbers…Lie down in a quiet room, place slices of fresh cool cucumber over each closed eye for ten to fifteen minutes once or twice a day, or as long as you have time for (even a few minutes can make a difference).
Cold raw potato slices placed on your eyelids is said to be effective as well.
Wrap a couple of ice cubes in a cotton cloth and place them on your eyelids for ten to fifteen minutes.
Mix half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Dip a cotton cloth into the solution and apply them over your eyelids while lying down. Relax for ten to fifteen minutes.
Soak a cotton pad in either witch hazel or rose water. Close eyes and leave eye pads on for ten to fifteen minutes.
If nothing else is handy try the following:
Tap your fingers gently under your eyes, moving from the inside to the outside to encourage fluid drainage.
Refrigerate or freeze a metal spoon and lay it on your closed eyes.
Get plenty of sleep; sleeping on your back with your head elevated helps the drainage of fluid from around your eye area.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
All of these suggestions along with the substances recommended contain properties that help get rid of puffy eyes. Enjoy the benefits!