JUST can’t seem to get rid of those bags under your eyes?
Here are a few easy hacks to avoid puffiness.
Causes of eye puffiness include genetics, dermatitis,excessive crying, stress, hormonal changes, in weather, sinuses, hangover, bad diet, lack of sleep and allergies.
Be sure you are doing all of the following to reduce puffiness:
Don’t sleep with make-up on. Moisturise your face at night. Use sunscreen daily. Avoid salty food, as it can cause your body to retain water and lead to puffy eyes.
Put a pillow or two underneath your head before sleeping – as lying flat can cause fluids to build up underneath your eyes. Get at least seven hours of sleep. Booze has a dehydrating effect, which thins the skin under the eyes and makes the presence of fluid more noticeable.
Try the following home remedies, if you already have puffy eyes.
- Cold spoons. Chill six metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. Press the rounded part of the spoon against your closed eye for a few minutes until the spoon becomes warm. As the spoon warms up,replace it with another cold one from the refrigerator.
- Cucumber slices. Cut cucumber into thick slices and put them into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Place the cold cucumber slices on your eyelids for about 10 minutes or until they become warm. Repeat the cucumber therapy as often as you feel it’s necessary.