How To Depuff Your Eyes Fast: Tips For Tired And Puffy Eyes

How To Depuff Your Eyes Fast: Tips For Tired And Puffy Eyes

    The eyes can reveal a lot about a person. Do you have bags under your eyes that make you look tired and worn out? If so, you're not alone. Many people suffer from this problem, which can be caused by a number of things such as being sleep deprived, allergies, or even stress. Luckily, there are some tips that you can follow to help depuff your eyes fast. In this blog post, we will discuss different methods that you can use to get rid of those pesky bags under your eyes!

    What Causes Under Eye Bags and Puffy Eyes?

    Bags under eyes are caused when the tissue structures and muscles supporting your lower eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that's usually around the eye can move into the area below your eyes. Also, excess fluid may also accumulate below your eyes, making the area look puffy or swollen. Eye puffiness may also cause the appearance of dark circles where constrict blood vessels makes the area appear darker. There are also several other factors that cause or worsen this effect, including:

    • Aging - As you age, muscles and tissues weaken, and the fat that naturally supports the eyes can sink to the area beneath your eyes, making them appear swollen. Fluids can also collect in the area.
    • Sleep issues - When you sleep, fluids settle in the tissue beneath your eyes. Getting too little sleep can cause your blood vessels to leak and mix with those fluids, leading to dark circles.
    • Allergies - In addition to stuffing up your nose, allergies cause swelling in sinus tissue, which can appear as puffiness under your eyes.
    • Smoking -The nicotine in tobacco disrupts your natural sleep patterns, which can cause fluids to collect beneath your eyes. Smoking also produces substances that break down the elasticity of the skin and the collagen that helps keep skin firm.
    • Genetics — under-eye bags can run in families.
    • Medical conditions, such as dermatitis, dermatomyositis, renal disease, thyroid eye disease, and other underlying medical condition can cause puffy eyes.
    • Salty foods -Your body retains fluid when you eat salty foods. One of the places these fluid retention happens is beneath the eyes.

    Symptoms of Bags Under Eye Area

    Symptoms of bags under eyes can include:

    • Mild swelling
    • Saggy or loose skin
    • Dark circles

    Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes

    Use eye gel pads

    Eye gel pads work similar to a cold compress. The cool compress lessens inflammation and swelling by reducing blood flow. Keep these in the refrigerator making them ready to use when needing to reduce puffiness under the eyes.

    Eye gel patch

    Use a cold spoon

    An alternative to using eye gel pads is to use a cold spoon from the freezer to the under-eye area for a few minutes to help constrict the vessels and reduce inflammation.

    Apply cucumber slices

    Cold cucumber slices on the eyes work as a vasoconstrictor, slowing blood flow to reduce puffiness.Cucumbers also have high levels of vitamin K which has been proven to improve blood flow and reduce dark under eye circles.

    Apply tea bags

    Caffeine has been known to reduce bags under the eyes because of the shrinking effect on blood vessels. Many eye creams are also formulated with caffeine which will work as well. Apply chilled tea bags or eye cream containing caffeine cold for optimal results. Green tea in particular is known for it's anti inflammatory properties.

    Apply witch hazel

    Witch hazel is an astringent which has tightening and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce eye swelling.

    Use an eye roller

    Eye rollers can help boost circulation and massage tired muscles around the eye area to reduce the puffy appearance. Some eye creams like Sculplla PLLA Eye Cream are designed with an applicator that functions as an eye-roller.Skin Beauty Jade Face Roller is also a cost-friendly device to support lymphatic drainage to get rid of puffy eyes. On the high end, the MBK Skincare Eye Rejuvenation is a great device to increase oxygen and blood circulation-boosting new collagen growth to lift, firm, and tone the muscles around the eye.

    Have good sleeping habits

    Having a good sleep schedule and getting enough sleep can help with the eyes appearing less swollen in the morning. Lack of sleep from stress can also worsen under eye puffiness because stress release cortisol from your adrenal glands, and that changes the salt balance in the body causing fluid retention. Sleeping on your stomach can cause excess fluids under eye area as a result of gravity. Try to sleep on the back with head slightly raised by using an extra pillow to reduce swelling.

    Limit salt intake

    Having too much salt in the diet can cause the body to retain water. The excess fluid causes puffiness in the face and body. You might notice puffy eyes the morning after a salty meal. The thin skin around your eyes is at higher risk of getting puffy.

    Take antihistamine

    Unfortunately seasonal allergies can cause puffy eyes. When you have an allergic reaction, your body goes into full-on attack mode by releasing histamine into your system. This causes inflammation and swelling under the eyes.


    If you tried these home remedies without success, you might want to seek advice from a board certified dermatologist. Options to get rid of puffy eyes may include eyelid surgery, chemical peels, cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, or other procedures. 

Nov 8th 2022 Skin Beauty HT

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