How to Make Under the Eyes Puffiness Go Away

by Mimi Abney

If you wake up in the morning with puffy eyes, you’ll need an instant eye lift to banish the bags. Whether you’ve eaten too much salty food, had a crying spell or experienced a few sleepless nights, you’ll need tips to depuff eyes quickly. Luckily, with a few home remedies, you can send puffiness packing – and look younger in minutes. So the next time you need to remove sags and bags, you can get rid of puffy eyes like a pro.

Items you will need

  • Witch hazel
  • Cotton pads
  • Tea bags
  • Moisturizer
  • Large tablespoons
  • Large glass
Step 1

Chill a bottle of witch hazel in the freezer. Soak cotton pads in the solution. Place over eyes for five minutes to tighten skin and make eyes look brighter. Witch hazel serves as a natural astringent that depuffs swollen eyes.

Step 2

Steep two tea bags in hot water. Once the tea bags cool, release the excess water from the bags and place over both eyes for three to five minutes. The tannins act as natural skin tighteners that reduce puffy skin under the eyes.

Step 3

Place your favorite moisturizer in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, smooth this cooling cream under the eyes to reduce the bags. Tap the area lightly with your fingers to increase circulation as you hydrate your skin.

Step 4

Submerge four spoons in a large glass of ice water. Once the spoons are chilled, cover each eye with the spoon for a minimum of 60 seconds. When the spoons are no longer cold, place the utensils back in the water to cool.

Tips

  • To double your puffy-eye reducing efforts, apply the chilled moisturizer after using the cold spoons, witch hazel or tea bag remedies.

Warnings

  • If one eye is swollen two to three times more than the other, don’t use these remedies to treat the eye at home. Visit your physician immediately.

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About the Author

Mimi Abney is a lifestyle writer specializing in online content for women. Her work has appeared in NewsOK.com and "Keepsake Magazine," among other publications. With over 15 years of writing and editing experience for the web and print, Abney is also a contributor to online health, beauty and fashion publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College.