Are you suffering from puffy eyes? There are several possible reasons for this. It
could be caused by :
• Lack of sleep.
In some cases, having puffy eyes is something you inherit from your parents. Whatever
the cause may be, there are several techniques that you can try in order to reduce
or minimize the puffiness in your eyes:
Use Cold Water
The first is fairly easy and inexpensive. It’s called the cold water splash method
and involves splashing your face with cold water as soon as you wake up. The cold
water will instantly dilate the blood vessels in your skin and immediately shrink
the skin pores. This would cause the puffiness to diminish right away.
The second – called the cucumber method – is a tried and tested home remedy. It involves
slicing cucumbers (no need to peel), placing the slices in a Ziploc bag, and freezing
them. Once the cucumbers are frozen, lie down and keep your head propped up using
a pillow. Close your eyes and put a cucumber slice over each eye for about ten minutes.
The same scientific theory is in play here as it is in the cold water splash method
– that is, that the cold will dilate vessels and shrink pores, causing the puffiness
The third is called eye patch method, and it involves the use of store-bought eye
patches. If you can’t find this product, you may look for eye sheets instead, or
eye treatment masks. This product contains ginseng, retinol, and a lot of other ingredients
that are sure to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
The patch is used underneath the eye, as close as you can possibly get it. The smaller
part of the curved patch goes over the tear duct. The good thing about using an eye
patch is that the ingredients are right on top of the skin, so it is quickly absorbed.
The ginseng can instantly tighten the skin while the retinol can reduce fine lines.
The ingredients stay on the skin even after the patch is removed.
The fourth is called the eye cream method, and involves the use of eye cream with
anti-puffiness ingredients such as rosemary and mint. You only need to dab a small
amount around each eye.
The fifth is called the massage method, and may be the most enjoyable to do. You
only need to do a gentle, mini-massage around your eye area, sweeping inward gently
through your ocular bone. Massaging this area is very decongesting, and it can really
reduce puffiness a lot. However, you need to remember that the skin in this area
is really delicate, so you should use your ring finger (the weakest of all fingers)
in order to exert the least possible amount of pressure.
Massaging the eye area will improve circulation, and is perfect for puffy eyes caused
by lack of sleep. You should do this method for five minutes in the morning so that
you will see the effects instantly, making the skin look taut.