Use items you already have in the kitchen to fix puffy eyes in just ten minutes.
- Place a cooling agent on your eyes. Wrap a bag of frozen vegetables in a thin towel (you want to be able to feel the cold through it). Place it over closed eyes for 10 minutes. (Keep your head upright so gravity has a chance to help remove the fluid you’re retaining.)
Tip: Another way to reduce puffiness: Soak a washcloth in cold chamomile tea and place it on your eyes for 10 minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties in chamomile will help reduce the puff.
Tip: The old tried-and-true cucumber trick works, too. Place cold cucumber slices (put them in the freezer for a few minutes) over your eyes for 10 minutes.
Follow these tips and you will feel a lot better. Eyes can become swollen or have dark circles due to allergies, lack of sleep, aging, and exposure to daily pollutants. Using a hot compress on your eyes can reduce swelling, increase the blood flow to this sensitive area, and even provide relief from sinus pain. You can make your own hot compress to get the benefits of a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. Fill a clean basin with hot water. You can add essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus for aromatherapy and skin rejuvenating benefits. Choose a soft washcloth or small terry cloth towel. Soak it in the basin of water and wring out excess water. Fold the cloth to the appropriate size and to keep the heat within the folds.
Apply the washcloth compress to eyes for ten minutes. Remove for ten minutes and soak the towel again, applying on and off for ten-minute intervals.