7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

Cucumber slices

This is probably the most famous natural cure for eyes and it has become a sort of a beauty ritual. Slice the cucumber, put the slices in a plastic bag and freeze them. Lie down on a pillow and place the frozen cucumber slices over your eyes for about 10 minutes. Cucumbers contain antioxidants which ease the irritation, while the cooling effect helps reduce the swelling.

Tea bags

You can use either green or black tea for this treatment. Green tea contains more antioxidants and will probably be more effective at reducing the irritation. It also has these 8 amazing health benefits. Some herbal teas can be used as well, such as chamomile which is known for its calming effect.

Soak two teabags in hot water for a couple of minutes, take them out and let them cool down. Put the tea bags over your eyes while lying down. Leave them there for 10 to 15 minutes. You can repeat the process a few times a day.  Don’t throw the used tea bags as there are a lot of other things you can do with your used tea bags – read about the 14 great uses for used tea bags.

Salt water

This remedy uses the principle of osmosis to get rid of the excess water around your eyes.

Mix half a teaspoon of salt with 4 cups of water. The water should be warm, so the salt dissolves, but don’t make the mixture too hot or you will burn your eyes. Soak cotton balls or eye pads in the saline water and put them over your eyelids for a few minutes. Repeat the treatment a few times.

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