Puffy eyes make you look tired, ill, and unimpressive. They can make it look like you’re taking on too much, stopping you from fully enjoying your life.
The eyes get puffy and red for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it is because you’re tired and your body needs you to rest. There are other times that the inflammation is an allergic reaction or a symptom of an illness. Other times your body is just being mean for what seems like the sake of being mean.
While you do need to focus on the reason for your puffy eyes – as they’re a symptom of an underlying problem – you can take steps to improve the look of your eyes. There’s no need to invest in expensive medication or constantly seek help from medical experts.
These seven home remedies have been used for years – in some cases centuries – to help improve the look of the eyes. They’ll work for redness, puffiness, and black circles under the eyes.
Start with Cold Tea Bags
Tea bags are powerful. One of the best things about this first home remedy is that there’s no need for anything to go to waste! You can reuse your teabags after making your cup of tea. Just pop the tea bag into some cold water after use and then place them on one side to allow to dry out slightly.
The benefits from tea bags come from both the coolness and the tea itself. This method is especially beneficially if you opt for green tea bags instead of black ones since there are more healing properties in green tea.
Let’s start with how the coolness helps. When any part of your body is inflamed, it can end up hot and sore. You want to relieve the burning sensation, and that is just what the coolness of the tea bag will do. When you relieve the heat, you can help to reduce the swelling in the eye bags. The cold will help to dilate the blood vessels, pushing them further down into the body so that your eyes can stop swelling as much.
Green tea is full of antioxidants. Your skin will soak them in through some of the cold liquid, helping your immune system fight off whatever reason your eyes are swelling up and burning. Even if your swelling isn’t due to an illness, the antioxidants will help to reduce the inflammatory response that has occurred, helping to keep the puffiness to a minimum.
You just must place the tea bags over your closed eyelids and leave for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this a few times throughout the day, as often as you feel the burning need relieving. You should find the puffiness reduces throughout the day and into the first week of using them.
Do watch out for the tea. You want to avoid getting it in your eyes as it can cause irritation. Rinse out the eyes with cool water after using the tea bags.
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