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Ten Remedies for Puffy Eyes

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puffy-eyesMany individuals want to cure their puffy eyes. I sometimes get puffy-eyed during allergy attacks. It’s a good thing though that they’re not severe. And as I get healthier, the less I react to allergic triggers in the environment.

People get puffy-eyed for several reasons. You get puffy eyes when you cry, when you have a cold and your sinuses are clogged up, when didn’t have a good night’s sleep, when you eat a lot of unhealthy food, when you’re stressed, when you always have makeup around your eyes, when you rub your eyes, and many more

It’s a good thing that there are several ways to remedy this. Stop crying, if you can. Try getting enough sleep. Fix your diet and start eating healthy. Hydrate so your body will cleanse itself. Do stress-relieving activities. These can combat allergies quite well.

Don’t rub your eyes. Don’t smother yourself with makeup. And stay away from preparation H.

Here are my ten best cures for puffy eyes

10. Cucumbers

Cucumbers can help decrease inflammation due to their astringent qualities. They’re great, but potatoes are better.

 9. Potato Juice

Juice potatoes in a juicer before soaking a clean cloth in the juice. Use this cloth to cover your eyes for ten minutes. For those without juicers, try grating potatoes, which is quite easy. Wrap the grated potatoes in a thin cloth and then put it over your eyes. The juice is excellent against inflammation, that’s why it’s used to treat stomach problems and headaches.

8. Bags of Tea

You may have read somewhere that tea bags, when placed above a punctured wound can keep it from bleeding. It is also known to be used on holes where teeth have been extracted. The tannins in tea leaves are astringent, as well as great against inflammation.

Try dipping two bags of tea in warm water before squeezing it to let the water out of the bag. Put this on your eyes for five to ten minutes.

7. Refrigerated Spoons

Cold metal can relieve and soothe irritated eyes.

Put four spoons inside your refrigerator overnight. Get two in the morning and put them over your eyes. When the spoons warm up, get the other pair in the refrigerator.

6. Witch Hazel

I use witch hazel each morning, and it makes me feel awake and alive. I put it on before the anti-aging serum. It’s an astringent, similar to potatoes and cucumbers, but I can use my eyes after using it.

Using Essential Oil

It’s important that you do your research on essential oils before you use them. For example, there are some oils that people with certain ailments, or pregnant or nursing women should stay away from. Eucalyptus should be kept away from small kids. This is very important.

Another important thing to remember is that you should always dilute a one percent ratio, or three drops for every half ounce or fifteen milliliters of carrier oil. And I highly recommend that you do a patch test on your wrist before using the oil.

Here are five essential oils to help you combat puffy eyes.

5. Bergamot

This is affordable and great against inflammation. Try diluting before applying with care, on the puffy areas below the eyes.

4. Rose

This particular essential oil is very useful against inflammation. It also has positive effects on your mood and senses. It’s a bit pricey though. Don’t forget to dilute first.

3. Eucalyptus

I love the way this oil smells. I also use this with rosemary and tea tree during winter when I have the cold. It’s great against inflammation, and affordable. You can also use it’s undiluted form if your skin can handle it. As I mentioned earlier, keep this away from kids.

2. Frankincense

This is my favorite. I love how it smells, and how it calms and rejuvenates me at the same time. It has cleansing properties, so you can use this on your lymph nodes. It’s the same with the eyes.

1. Thyme

Many experts believe thyme to be the best essential oil for inflammation.

Dilute according to the rule of thumb and carefully apply below the eyes without getting any of it in your eyes. I recommend against using it every day though since it can build in your system if used regularly.