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Quick Fix Tricks For When You Wake Up With Puffy Eyes
There Are Many Causes
OK so this might not be a fix, but it’s important to remember that there are many different causes for puffy eyes, some of which dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum says should be ruled out before you try different treatments. “Causes for puffy eyes may include stress, fluid retention, hormones, diet, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol intake, etc. Other causes that you would want to rule out prior to treatment include infections, contact lenses, and allergies,”
A Cold Compress
You’ve heard the phrase “go put some ice on it,” but are you still wondering how this fix actually works? “Cold compresses are used to constrict blood vessels, which will restrict the flow of fluid into the soft tissue,” cing the area under your eyes could also reduce swelling. But don’t go reaching for that ice pack in your freezer—it’s not the best option.commercial ice packs are too bulky for this area and that you have to be careful of potential chemical leaks. Opt for a wash cloth dipped in water, a towel that is wet or frozen, a bag filled with ice that is wrapped with
with a towel.or a bag of frozen veggies. You’re bound to have one of these things in your possession.
Add Another Pillow to Your Bed
If you’re an avid throw pillow investor, there’s good news for you. Adding another pillow under your head while you sleep could help decrease the chances of you getting puffy eyes in the first place. “Try sleeping on a few pillows if your neck allows, as the head will be slightly elevated which allows for less fluid retention under the eyes,”
A Splash of Water
We’ve talked frozen fixes, but turning to cold water could help, too. If you’ve ever splashed cold water on your face to wake up in the morning, this technique can be a multi-tasker when you’re suffering from puffy eyes in the AM. Dr. Nussbaum notes that this technique will constrict the blood vessels, similar to the cold compress, and reduce the swelling that’s causing you such frustration. Stand in the shower or head to your sink to see the effects.
Try Some Tea
Well, a teabag, anyway. “Chilled green or black tea bags can help ‘depuff’ your eyes in the morning. Soaking a tea bag in cold water will help reduce the puffiness of the eyes due to the cold compress of the tea bag. There are also antioxidants and caffeine that can help tighten and rejuvenate your skin. These anti-inflammatory properties will increase circulation under your eyes,” There is also the option of using an herbal tea, so if you don’t have black tea on hand, no worries. Our expert explains that these kinds of teas (think chamomile) include anti-irritants that sooth
redness, as well as irritation. Not bad, eh?
Those slices of cucumbers, signature to spa nights and relaxation retreats, aren’t just healthy snacks or edible decorations to get you in the pampering mood. calls this a popular home-remedy and says that by placing these slices on your lids for about 30 minutes, they can help with swelling, redness, as well as irritation.
“Massaging around your eye can increase circulation around your eye which will relax that area and decrease the puffiness,”.Remember that this is a sensitive area, so be kind to your skin with the
pressure of your massage.
This one requires some prep. Try putting two spoons in the refrigerator before you head to bed. In the morning, place them over your eyes to “depuff” that area. “This will constrict the blood vessels under your eyes to reduce the puffiness,”
Turn to a Product
“You should look for products that can cool the eye area and rejuvenate the skin to reduce puffiness. Product options may include a cream or a gel. Products with anti-inflammatory ingredients, caffeine, and antioxidants will be helpful in reducing puffiness,”