How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes in an Instant?

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How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes in an Instant?


Ever noticed the swollen under-eyes looking like filled-up sacs. Your swollen lower eyelids are the puffy eyes you get from time to time. Doesn’t matter how much care you put in for your skin, you might deal with puffy eyes occasionally. While underlying health issues are not the cause of puffy eyes, poor lifestyle choices are. There are many reasons that contribute to the puffy eyes to make you look tired, dull, restless, sad, and even old. This blog discusses everything in detail, from the causes of puffy eyes to the remedies that can help you get rid of them.

Causes of Puffy Eyes

Fluid retention is the leading cause of puffiness under the eyes. This fluid retention is called ‘Edema.’ Fluid gets accumulated in the lower eyelids for several reasons. 

  • Age. Age is one of the leading causes of under-eye puffiness. The delicate skin around the eyes tends to weaken as you age. Because of weakening tissues in both the eyelids, the fat in the upper eyelid falls and collects up in the lower eyelids to make them look puffed up. 
  • Sleep Deprivation. An average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep every day. Sleeping for less than 7-9 hours could lead to fluid retention in the body and under the eyes. Overcoming this could greatly help with puffiness. 
  • Crying. There are three types of tears your eyes produce. 
    • Basal Tears. The ones that are always present in your eyes, lubricating them and protecting them from dirt and debris.
    • Reflex Tears. The tears that your eyes produce as a result of a foreign invasion or as a reverse result of a hit with dust or smoke. 
    • Emotional Tears. The ones produced with an emotional feeling of pain or emotional attachment. 

Emotional tears are the most aggressive ones, meaning they are produced much more in quantity than the other type of tears from the lacrimal gland. Your eyes often absorb the tears they produce, but emotional tears usually get deposited in the under-eye sacs giving you puffed eyes. 

  • Excess of Salty and Processed Food. Processed foods like sausages, frozen meals, bacon, processed cheese, and margarine are high in sodium. Excess sodium consumption makes your body retain more fluids, and because the skin around the eyes is delicate and thin, it tends to accumulate in the under eyes as puffiness. 
  • Less Water Intake. Your body, including your eyes, needs hydration to keep itself lubricated and protected. When you drink less water, your body’s defenses get activated and start to hold onto as much water, making the delicate under-eyes accumulate fluids, giving you puffy eyes. 
  • Genetic Factors. Genetics, too, play a significant role in puffy eyes. If any family member related by blood has a consistent puffy eyes issue, maybe you have inherited it from your genes. 
  • Smoking and Alcohol. The nicotine in tobacco can keep you awake, disrupting your sleep and depriving you of enough sleep. This leads to fluid retention in the eyelids, giving you puffy eyes. Smoking can also break down skin collagen, decreasing your skin elasticity. Alcohol dehydrates your body, again leading to fluid retention in the eyelids.  

Precautions to Reduce the Effects of Puffy Eyes

While age cannot be reversed, if you can overturn the other symptoms, you can see puffy eyes diminish in an instant and ultimately fade away with time using a few tips and tricks. 

  • Sleep Well. The first remedy to getting rid of puffy eyes is to take sufficient sleep for 7-9 hours every day and with a set sleep pattern. Make sure you do not do any such activity that hampers a sound sleep and sleep with your head on a pillow to avoid fluids from getting accumulated in your under-eyes. 
  • Hydrate Well. Drink sufficient water to keep your body and skin hydrated. Although drinking extra water will only get flushed out from your body, giving you no additional benefit, make sure to drink a minimum of 8 glasses every day to maintain a healthy balance. 
  • Avoid Salty and Processed Food. Steer clear of too much salty and processed food to prevent fluid from getting accumulated in the under eyes. Eat a balanced diet full of vegetables and fruits to keep your system healthy and skin beautiful. 
  • Avoid Alcohol and Smoking. Staying away from smoking and drinking alcohol can have greatly satisfying results on your body and your skin, diminishing puffy eyes. 

Some Quick Tips to Instantly Diminish Puffy Eyes

  • Teabags to the Rescue. Tea has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants in the form of flavonoids and tannins. The antioxidants in the tea help to draw out the fluids and toxins from the under eyes to help with puffiness, eye bags, and dark circles. Soak the tea bags in water for some minutes, take out the excess dripping water and use these tea bags on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Tea also contains caffeine that constricts the blood vessels to help with puffiness and inflammation. 
  • Ice Ice Baby. Ice is your best friend when you want to reduce swelling and inflammation. Ice dilates the blood vessels to reduce inflammation and puffiness. Use an ice cube for each eye, put them in a piece of cloth, use them for some minutes, and see the magic spell of ice within minutes. You can also use cucumber or tea bag infused water to make ice for the eyes. This will greatly help with dark circles and signs of aging. 
  • Cold Spoon. You can also freeze two spoons and place them on your eyes, rounded side down, to work the same as an ice cube. This will help with puffiness instantly. 
  • Cucumber-The Savior. Cucumbers are high in water content, which, when applied to the skin, hydrates it and helps in reducing puffiness. Cucumbers are also high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help fight under-eye bags and dark circles by drawing out the impurities, toxins, and free radicals. 
  • Tap Massaging. You can also tap massage your under-eyes to maintain a good lymphatic drainage balance. Tapping will stimulate the drainage of lymphatic fluid from your under-eyes, giving you de-puffed under eyes. Use your index finger and middle finger to gently tap on the under-eye area and your face. 

  • Under-eye patches are also a great instant fix to puffy eyes. Use them for 15-20 minutes and get an instant reduction in puffiness. Besides puffiness, under-eye patches from Ansaligy fight wrinkles, saggy skin, fine lines, dark circles, and crow’s feet. These under-eye patches are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of all unnatural ingredients. They are entirely safe to use on any skin type, including sensitive skin. These patches come with hyaluronic acid to hydrate the under-eyes, caffeine to draw out toxins, and accumulated fluid in the under-eyes to give you fresh and rejuvenated sparkling under-eyes.

Wrapping Up

Puffy eyes are a part ‘n’ parcel of aging skin, but there’s still a chance you can reduce their appearance or diminish them entirely if you follow specific tips and tricks. Puffy eyes could also bring along eye bags or dark circles. Often, puffy eyes and eye bags are used interchangeably, and working on correcting one diminishes the other issue because most of these skin issues are more or less because of the same reasons. So take certain precautions, follow a daily skincare routine, and use these tips to easily and quickly get rid of puffiness under the eyes.


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