Winter has finally passed and spring has blown in full force, leaving
many of us battling the first allergies of the season – and, you know
what that means? Tired and puffy eyes. Whether you have itchy, allergy
eyes, you’ve had a bit of a cry or you’re just super tired, puffy eyes
can be totally frustrating. There are many causes for tired and puffy
eyes including: drinking a bit too much the night before, sinus issues,
seasonal allergies, struggles with diet, stress, genetics, hormonal
changes – you name it – but don’t worry! Here’s a look at some natural
treatments for combatting tired and puffy eyes.
Oldest trick in the book, but you
know what? It works! Simply place slices of chilled cumbers over each
eye, lay back and relax for a few minutes allowing the enzymes in the
cucumbers to do their magic and leave those eyes looking totally
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
It seems water is a solution
for so many things, and – truth be told – it is! Staying hydrated is
the name of the game when it comes to being in tip top shape, but
especially when dealing with puffy eyes. Water flushes the system,
moving any sort of fluid retention through and out of the body.
Sounds like such a simple trick, right? It
absolutely is – and it works. Simply chill some metal spoons in the
freezer (about 15 mins) and place the rounded part of the chilled spoon
against your closed eye. This will relax the blood vessels and tighten
the skin around the eye, reducing any signs of puffiness.
Green or black tea.
While drinking this tea might also
have healing properties, placing warm, soaked tea bags over your closed
eyes will help reduce swelling. Be sure to let them cool just a bit
before placing them on your eyes!
What’s your secret for tired and puffy eyes? xo