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Puffy Eyes - Home Remedies That Actually Work


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Do you have puffy eyes due to aging, drinking, smoking, stress or just about anything else? Don't despair - there is help and it's free! The four remedies listed below are free and easy to do and will go a long way in reducing your puffy eyes.

1. Black or green tea. Caffeinated teas help to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling (due to aging, smoking, stress, etc), while herb teas (especially chamomile) contain important anti-irritants that will soothe and reduce those puffy eyes of yours.

Directions: Steep 2 bags of your choice of tea in hot water for 4-5 minutes. Let cool until the bags are comfortably warm to the touch. Lie down, close your eyes, and place a tea bag over each eye; then cover with a soft cloth. During hot months, put the cooked tea bags in the refrigerator and apply to eyes when needed for a refreshing, de-puffing experience.

2. Spoons. If you're going out and need a super-quick reduction of puffy eyes, teaspoon-size spoons, believe it or not, work wonders.

Directions: Place 4 to 6 spoons in the fridge. Lie down, close those eyes, and put one tea spoon on each eye. As the spoons warm, replace them with cold ones from the refrigerator (or if more convenient, keep them wrapped in an ice-pack).

3. Cucumber. This is perhaps the best-known remedy, known by supermodels as a sure-fire and super-quick way to reduce puffiness right before a photo-shoot. The cucumber's contracting qualities cause your blood vessels to constrict, quickly and dramatically reducing puffy eyes.

Directions: Lie down, close your eyes and put a thin slice over each eye. Relax for 5 to 10 minutes while the cucumbers work their wonders.

4. Egg whites. Here's a real soufflé for the face with some amazing age-defying benefits. This one's wonderful for reducing crow's feet as well!

Directions: Beat one egg white until frothy and stiff. Apply with a soft cloth (or brush) around your inner and outer eye areas, and along your cheekbones. Leave on for 10 mins. Remove by spaying the applied areas with water. Next, use use cold water on a cotton ball or washcloth to remove.

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Tommy Engan is a successful health and beauty writer who specializes in anti-aging. Click for more of his suggestions to dramatically reduce puffy eyes , dark under eye circles, crow's feet, lines and wrinkles.


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