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Puffy Eyes: {Home Remedies & Tips}

Posted By Tipnut On October 4, 2010 @ 4:02 am In Home Spa,Wellness | 9 Comments

Each of these treatments should be applied when you have a chance to rest with head elevated for at least 10 minutes.

Mask*Careful that nothing gets inside eyes.

  • Used Tea Bags (chilled or slightly warm–both work)
  • Slices of Potato, Cucumber or Apple
  • Strawberries (mashed then use to cover skin or slices)
  • Plain Yogurt (dabbed)
  • Chilled teaspoons (rest directly on area several minutes)
  • A compress first soaked in cool water, rung out then spritzed with lavender [1] or witch hazel water–a light, even spray will do.

A few tips:

  • When using sliced food items, cut really thin then apply a couple layers over the skin. This will help them form to face easier. Spritz or dab cool water over the area first.
  • Another idea is to sew small pillows and fill them with rice or flax seed. Keep them in the freezer and apply for several minutes, resting with head elevated. Follow the same directions as these heating pads [2], just make the bag small enough to set on eyes. There are mask templates here [3] that would also be ideal.
  • If you have regular occurrences, try drinking more fluids, cutting down salt intake and getting more sleep at night. Check with a doctor too since the puffiness could be caused by allergies.

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[1] lavender: http://tipnut.com/how-to-make-rose-water-4-recipes/

[2] these heating pads: http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-microwave-heating-pad/

[3] mask templates here: http://tipnut.com/eye-masks-pillows/

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