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How can you get rid of puffy eyes

What makes a person look tired or deprived of sound sleep? Those puffy eyes which makes a person look stressed. No matter how much you get sleep or do exercise those puffy eyes still makes you feel droopy. The real fact is that those puffy eyes are a sign of stress and fatigue. Do you want to get rid  your puffy eyes? Do you know all the solutions? Are the methods which you are using really showing results? If your answer is no then you are at the right place. Today , we are going to tell you some effective and beneficial home remedies for the puffy eyes which are making you look puffed up!

Reasons of puffy eyes

Before knowing how to get rid of puffy eyes, you must know the cause behind puffy eyes. There are many reasons behind puffy eyes. Following are the main causes :

The swelling around the eyes shows that there is excessive accumulation of fluids, which is known as the edema, which surrounds our skin tissue. As the skin under our eyes is very thin, therefore swelling can happen.

But why does it happens at the first place…? what is the major cause behind puffy eyes…?

Edema around the eyes generally results because of the following reasons :

1.)  Over consumption of salt

2.) Sinus problem

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3.) Dehydration

4.) Fatigue and lack of sleep

5.) Stress  ( any kind of, related to work, personal life )

6.) And swelling.

Why are eyes puffier in the morning :

The main reason behind this is that when we are asleep we do not blink and the puffiness develops. For example when some people have swelling in their extremities, it all diminishes away as soon as they start walking. Just like the above mentioned scenario, The same action happens in our eyelids.

How can you get rid of puffy eyes ?

There are some natural ways to get rid of puffy eyes and these are the following :

Get rid of puffy eyes with some quick fixes
Drink a lot of water to get rid of puffy eyes

One of the main reasons of puffy eyes is water retention. Basically, eyes become more puffier where there is water retention, the main cause behind this is high concentration of salt in the area around the eyes. Just take notice, whenever you eat something salty in dinner the next day your will become puffy. Drinking plenty of water  ( around 5 to 6 glass of water ) flushes out the area and causes the swelling to vanish.

Points to remember
  • On a day when you have puffy eyes, keep on drinking water all day long so that your body remains hydrated.
  • Avoid drinking drinks which can dehydrate you for example – coffee and tea.
Cool down your eyes

To get rid of puffy eyes cool your eyes ( not literally ), by cool down we mean to apply something cold to your puffy eyes. Your eye can get puffy because of tissues around your eyes. And like any other kind of swelling it can also reduce with the cool compression of any kind. You can cut a cucumber in to round shape and apply directly to your eyes. As cucumber shape is perfect for your eyes. Just lay down and apply cucumber slices on your eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes or till they start getting warm to get rid of puffy eyes.

Points to remember
  • If you do not have cucumber straight away then it is okay. You can use tea bag as an alternative. Take two tea bags and keep them in freezer, let them freeze. After they get solid chilled apply them on your eyes for at least 15 minutes.
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  • And if you do not have tea bags available then you can simply take two teaspoons and keep them in freezer, take them out when they get cold. Apply them to your eyes, keep them on for 20 minutes and see the results yourself.
Apply an astringent to your eyes to get rid of puffy eyes

You can buy astringent cream or tonic from your nearby market. Astringent cream or tonic help in reducing puffiness by tightening the skin around your eyes. Take two cotton balls and soak them in astringent cream or tonic, lie back and close your eyes and place the cotton balls on your eyes. Keep the cotton balls on your eyes for 10 minutes.

Points to remember
  • Sliced strawberries can also help your eyes get less puffier.
Put potatoes on your eyes

Why potatoes ? hmmm…potatoes have natural astringent qualities in them. So, they work naturally on your puffy eyes.

Points to remember
  • First, peel a raw potato cut it in half. Place the half cu potato on your puffy eyes for about 10 minutes. The potato will cool your eyes and the puffiness will decrease.
  • You can grate potato also. It will be a little easier to apply grated potato rather than non grated. Apply it to your eyes for maximum 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Do some exercise

Exercise helps in every sphere of life. If you want to get rid of puffy eyes then start doing exercise. As doing exercise improves blood circulation which will help your body to circulate it’s fluid. If you have time then go for a walk, do some yoga or just a brisk walk will do good.

After knowing the quick strategies lets talk about long term strategies, which will help you get rid of puffy eyes in some time but permanently.

Exercise to get rid of puffy eyes

1.)  Open your eyes wide open and blink for several times. Now move your eyeballs from left to right, right to left, up and down, down and up. Keep on repeating it. Do it at least five to six times a day to get rid of puffy eyes.

2.)  Now, the second exercise known as the “Clock exercise”, Imagine that there is a clock hanging in front of your eyes. To make it even more easier and realistic stand in front of a wall clock if you have one. Just remember it should be in font of your eyes. Now, start by looking at number twelve. Move your eyes from 12 to 1…and so on till 12 strikes again. And now close your eyelids for ten seconds hardly and repeat the exercise to get rid of puffy eyes.

3.) The third exercise, bring the palms of your hand in front of your eyes at a considerate distance with fingers pointing upwards. Breathe in deeply and move your fingers to concentrate at a distant object. Now breathe out and focus on your palms. Repeat this exercise about five times a day to get rid of puffy eyes.

4.) First close your eyes and with the tips of your middle finger massage the outer corner of your eyes gently. Once in clockwise then anti – clockwise. Relax your eyes and repeat this exercise four to five times a day.

5.) Close your eyes and with your middle, index and ring finger press over the puffed up area and press for at  least five minutes.

6.) With the index finger of both your hand massage your temple for five minutes. Repeat this exercise daily to get rid of puffy eyes.

7.) Do eye massage to stimulate eye muscles. With the help of your index fingers massage the outlet of both your eyes. This exercise will relax your eyes and reduce puffy eyes.

8.) After doing all of the above mentioned eye exercises close the session with the palming. Close your eyes and rub palms of both your hands for a minute or so, and then place it on your eyelids.

Sleep enough

One of the main reasons of puffy eyes is that you did not get enough sleep. If your eyes are puffy all day long then not getting enough sleep is the major reason. Other reason could be the quality of your sleep which is poor. Puffiness under eyes is a common symptom of sleep deprivation. Try to sleep for at least 8 hours in 24 hours.

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Elevate your head while you sleep

Getting puffy eyes when you wake up is not a unusual thing it is pretty common thing. A possible explanation to puffy eyes can be that when you were lying down for several hours in horizontal position and the fluids were probably resting. But when we wake up fluids get disturbed due to the force of gravity. To reduce this reason you can try using an extra pillow at night while sleeping.

Points to remember
  • If you sleep on your stomach, try to sleep on your back instead. For some days it may be tough to sleep but once you get used to it, it will be a lot more easier. People who sleep on their stomach tend to have more puffy eyes then who do not sleep on their stomach. This happens because this position promotes the collection of fluids under your eyes.
  • And if you sleep on one side you will notice that only one eyes of your gets puffy. Try to switch side or sleep on your back.
Take care of your face

The skin around everybody eyes is fragile and can get damaged with poor handling. It can get stretched if get exposed to harsh chemicals. To get rid of puffy eyes, try to change your sleeping position and handle your face with care.

Points to remember
  • Do not use face wash which includes a lot of harsh chemicals. Use a gentle and light cleanser instead.
  • Whenever you apply make up under or around your eyes do not remove it with a harsh cloth or rub it. Use a make up remover it will do good to your puffy eyes.
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  • After washing your eyes always apply moisturizer under them if you want to get rid of puffy eyes.
Take care of your allergies

Puffy eyes are often caused because of allergies. Allergies inflame the face and cause water to collect under your eyes. If you start taking proper care of your seasonal allergies you will notice a huge difference. You can treat your allergies by taking proper medication.

Points to remember
  • See a doctor, know about your allergies in more detail. After consulting your doctor start taking proper medication.
  • A clean home, free of dust, animal fur etc will not trigger your allergies.
Change your diet

Do you eat salty dinners more often…? If yes, then my friend let me tell you this is the major cause of puffy eyes. Shocked ? Yeah…why this happens…? How this happens…? Let us clear your confusion. Salt retains water. This is the reason why salt causes puffiness around your eyes. If you eat salty dinner almost everyday over the time this will cause your eyes to get stretched and fluids will keep on getting stored and it can become hard to get rid of puffy eyes. Stop doing those things which can cause puffy eyes, little changes in your daily routine can help you get rid of puffy eyes. Following are the things you need to stop doing right now!!!

Points to remember
  • The most important thing in my life is food! yes, so start by doing some changes in it. Use less salt while cooking. Try reducing it to half, then reduce more if you can.
  • Do not eat out regularly.
  • Avoid salty foods like chips, salted nuts, canned soups or noodles, fried food, and other food that tend to be high in sodium.
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  • Eat banana and raisins as both of them decrease fluid retention.
  • Try to food which do not make fluid in your body like cabbage and cranberries. Do not drink too much of caffeine ( coffee ), one or two cup of caffeine is fine but not more than that.
  • And most importantly CONTROL YOURSELF. Be self disciplined.
Drink Less

We are not taking about water here! Drink less alcohol. Don’s curse us as we are telling you to quit everything you love to eat and drink! Drinking alcohol leads to water retention in  the face and it also cause dehydration.  Limit yourself to drink just 1 or 2 drinks at one time. Drinking  more than this will cause puffy eyes and you should think about quitting alcohol if you want to get rid of puffy eyes.

Find out if you have any condition

What happens is that sometimes the swelling happens because of other reasons. There are many conditions which can cause puffy eyes or selling. Getting to know about it and then treating it may help you get rid of puffy eyes. Following is a list of the various conditions which can cause puffy eyes :

  • Pregnancy.
  • Hormonal variation in menstrual cycle.
  • Dermatitis.
  • Allergies.
  • Mononucleosis.
What is mononucleosis ?

Also known as “mono” or “glandular fever”, is an infection caused by the epstein barr virus ( This virus belongs to the family of ” herpes”, and is very common. It starts developing in childhood.

  • More serious medical condition.
Think about getting permanent solutions to get rid of puffy eyes

If any of the above told precautions do not help you to get rid of puffy eyes then think of getting permanent solutions. Do not jump on conclusions. First, read about some of the solutions, do some research and then opt for it.

Get Blepharoplasty surgery to get rid of puffy eyes

This surgery removes the fat deposited or stored under your eyes which make cause puffy eyes. After the surgery, it is followed by a laser treatment on the skin. The overall result is a tighter look and permanently reduced puffiness. This surgery is costly but it is worth it and this will help you get rid of puffy eyes forever.

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Points to remember
  • Just keep in mind that every surgery have some kind of side effects be it bleeding, irritation, itching and negative reactions to anesthesia.
  • After surgery infection can also happen. ( Not applied to everyone )
  • Permanent scars can also happen and for some time you might face vision blindness.
  • After surgery you might find it hard to sleep as you cannot properly close your eyelids.
  • However, all of these symptoms are very rare and the main cause behind even these rare symptoms is that an unexperienced doctor performed the surgery.


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