Doomscrolling on Instagram, the existential crisis that strikes our brains at 2 a.m., or the late-night binge-watching sessions- we’ve all had those sleepless nights. But TBH, not sleeping enough has an adverse effect on your mental, physical, and skin health. Think dark circles and under-eye puffiness creeping around the edges. Yes, sometimes, these are entirely down to our genes but often it's exaggerated because of the lack of sleep.
While lifestyle changes such as cutting back our salt intake, drinking plenty of water, and loading up on green veggies can help with under-eye bags in the long term, if you’re looking for quick fixes, we’re spilling the beans on our go-to tricks for depuffed and smooth-looking eye areas. Need to de-puff in a matter of minutes? Scroll down for easy puffy-eye remedies that will deflate the area with minimal effort.
If you are looking for an au natural way to calm, soothe and deflate eyes, you can always turn to aloe vera gels. You can either use a freshly squeezed aloe vera gel or the ones available in the market. Store it in a bottle, keep it refrigerated at all times and use it as and when needed.
Save those green tea bags from your morning brew and refrigerate them quickly for about half an hour. Now use these tea bags as eye masks, keep them on for 5-10 minutes. The caffeine content helps in tightening and toning the skin, as well as increases circulation and drainage.
A tried-and-tested hack that works like magic. All you need to do is, pop a couple of metal spoons in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill. Then lie back with the cup of the spoons over your closed eyelids for a minute. The cold helps in constricting blood vessels, thereby reducing swelling.
An oldie but a goodie, if you are looking for another easy yet effective DIY household hack, you do have a few other options as well: Try cold potato or cucumber slices, these are fantastic to calm weary, puffy eyes. Just take two slices and slap it on your closed eyes for 10-15 mins and you’ll see the magic.
If eye masks aren’t your thing, using an astringent will also do that trick. You can pour a few drops of it on a cotton pad and put it on your eye for about 10 minutes. We recommend using the PHA 3% + Biotic Toner as it packs a powerful punch of ingredients to soothe, hydrate, and de-puff your under-eye area.
Navigating social media can give your eyes a bit of battering. Thankfully, we have eye masks and there's absolutely nothing quite like them. From cooling and soothing tired eyes to reduce under-eye puffiness, eye masks are an absolute miracle worker to de-puff your eye area in a jiffy.
If you’re prone to puffy eyes, keeping your eye cream in the fridge is a good idea. Look for a good nourishing eye cream with hero ingredients such as niacinamide, green tea, caffeine, peptides, or other antioxidants. These ingredients help in reducing inflammation by restricting the blood vessels, thereby reducing puffiness.
We swear we were surprised to know that the way we apply eye moisturiser can cause it to look puffy. The right way to massage your eye area is by lightly tapping the area of your eyes and massaging the pressure points in order to encourage lymphatic drainage. To take your massage to the next level, consider using a gua sha technique.
Try these hacks to say goodbye to banish the puffiness for good!
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