Aging, weight, and genetics play role in puffy eyes. Moreover, the fluid build-up is caused by number of things, including illness, sleep deprivation or over-sleeping, diet, and allergies.
The following home remedies for puffy eyes will cover a few of the most common causes:
Consuming too much sodium can be a cause of water retention. The imbalance of salt and water makes water get drawn out of the cells and puffs the tissues. The caused bloating can even affect the eyes and fills the tissues around the eye cavity, causing puffiness. So, consuming less salt will trigger less puffiness.
Chamomile tea bags
Chamomile is very helpful in reducing the puffiness caused by allergies.
You will need:
–2 chamomile tea bags
– ½ cup of fresh water
After you boil the water, soak the tea bags for 5 minutes. Then, let the bags cool off and squeeze the excess liquid. Lie down and apply the bags over your eyes for 10 minutes twice a day.
A cold compress can temporarily reduce the puffiness. The cold tightens the blood vessels, slowing down the flow of fluid into the tissues and diminishes the puffiness.
You will need:
–A small plastic zip lock bag
It’s really easy. Fill up the bag with corn syrup and put it in the freezer. Use it when necessary. The syrup has high sugar content and it will not freeze solid. Let it sit out for 5-10 minutes to soften up first.
Elevate your head
Elevating yourself while sleeping may reduce the appearance of puffy eyes. When lying flat and sleeping, fluid can collect and build up around the eyes. Supporting yourself up or sleeping on your back can help keep everything in circulation, which reduces the puffiness in the morning.
You will need an extra pillow to elevate your head.