3 Science-Backed Natural Remedies to Reduce Puffy Eyes

3 Science-Backed Natural Remedies to Reduce Puffy Eyes

Sandra Scott


Sometimes the simplest remedies are the best.

As long as they work of course!

Below we’ve got 3 science-backed natural remedies to minimize puffy eyes, hydrate and firm up your eye area – and make you look younger and fresher!

So settle back and relax and we’ll get your eyes looking sparkling again …

Two cucumber slices - natural remedy for puffy eyes

Natural remedies for puffy eyes

These simple remedies have been around for ages because they really work. And now we have the science to prove it.

1 | Cucumber Slices 

The cooling effect of cucumber is excellent for soothing puffy eyes. Research into the phytochemical potential of cucumbers shows that this helps to reduce swelling.

Rich in Vitamin C and Folic Acid, cucumber is full of antioxidants that help fight off environmental damage that can make your eyes appear puffy and tired.

And since cucumber has such a high-water content, it also moisturizes the area under the eyes.

How to use:
Apply chilled cucumber slices on your eyes. Then lie back and relax for 10-15 minutes for a de-puffing treatment.

2 | Cold Teabags 

Tea bags act as a cool compress combined with the de-puffing effect of caffeine. Studies into the anti-inflamatory effects of black, green, and white tea show that they all reduce swelling. While the caffeine increase circulation and helps to keep skin taut.

How to use:

Steep two bags of tea as you would normally if you were going to drink the tea.

Then squeeze out the excess liquid and allow to cool down (or chill in the refrigerator)

Place them on your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes.

3 | Cool Teaspoons 

Never underestimate the power of the simplest solutions.

A cold spoon can reduce puffiness by helping to relax the blood vessels around your eyes.

How to use:
Put 2 spoons in the fridge (not the freezer) – and leave for around half an hour. Then place their backs on the eye area for about 10 minutes.


And try to get a good night’s sleep. That’s going to help reduce puffiness a lot too!

We’ve got more on how to keep your eyes looking smooth, bright and fresh here:

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What causes puffiness around your eyes?

The delicate eye area is typically the first to show signs of any allergies, tiredness and aging.

As we age, the structure of the fragile tissue here starts to break down and the skin begins to sag. At the same time the muscle supporting your eyelid starts to weaken.

Fat can move into this area below your eyes, along with an accumulation of fluid, making the under-eye area appear swollen, causing under-eye bags.

And too much stress, a lack of sleep, or staring at a computer screen all day, can all make the puffiness worse.

The Takeaway

These three natural remedies will reduce the bags under your eyes, revive and brighten your whole face and make you look younger, brighter and fresher!

  • Cucumber slices
  • Cold Teabags
  • Cool teaspoon

And they’ve all been proven to work well!

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