How to Make Your Eyes Look Less Puffy

Puffy eyes can appear at any time. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much to make your eyes puffy. It can be caused by lack of sleep, allergies, stress, and even eye fatigue. Here are some home remedies that can be found in your pantry or fridge that can help reduce the puffiness in your eyes.



Grab a Tea Bag


A black or green tea bag is useful for helping your eyes look less puffy. The caffeine in the tea helps to constrict your blood vessels under the skin, and it reduces the coloring. It also helps get rid of the bloat by drawing out the build-up of fluids in the skin.


Steep two tea bags, squeeze the excess water, and chill the tea bags in your refrigerator for 10 minutes, then place over your eyes for 15 minutes or more. You'll notice a difference in the appearance of your eyes.

Make More Use of Your Coffee



Using your coffee on your skin can calm blotchiness and swelling. After brewing a cup of coffee, take the coffee grounds and use it like an exfoliant on your skin. Let it sit on for a few minutes and then rinse it off.

Keep Cucumbers on Hand


Cucumbers are great to use for helping get rid of puffiness in your eyes. They are high in Vitamin C and folic acid which stimulates new cell growth. The coolness from the cucumber helps to calm stress. You will need two slices of cucumbers from the fridge and place over your eyes for 15 minutes.

Give Your Eyes a Massage

Tap your index and middle finger gently around your eyes; start underneath your eyes and work your way up the bridge of your nose, across your brow bones and down towards your cheekbones.

This will help to get any fluid build-up moving and flushed back into your system. It will also help to reduce inflammation. Use an eye cream and massage your eyes for anywhere from 30secs to a few minutes to release the pressure around the eyes. Make sure you are massaging gently and not rubbing or pushing too hard.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes, there is more than one cause for the same problem. Here are a few other things that will help you with reducing puffiness and dark circles around your eyes:

  • Use eye drops for any irritation that could be caused by allergies
  • Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated → your body will retain water when it is dehydrated
  • Apply cold compresses to your lids when swollen to slow down the fluid build-up
  • Reduce the salt intake in your diet


  • Splash cold water over your eyes and face to freshen up your skin
  • Getting the necessary sleep, you need

All the above remedies are natural and are useful for naturally reducing any dark circles or puffiness.


Most of the time, puffiness around your eyes is caused by a combination of a lack of sleep, allergies, and/or dehydration. The key to making your eyes less puffy is getting rest that you need and staying hydrated.


On the days that you are feeling less than yourself, using a cold compress such as ice, cucumbers, and/ or tea bags can go a long way in reducing the puffiness around your eyes.

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