BYE BYE, PUFFY EYES

These easy home reme­dies will ban­ish the swelling ASAP.

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CU­CUM­BER SLICES

Due to its high wa­ter con­tent, cu­cum­ber has hy­drat­ing and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties to tame the puffi­ness in your un­der-eye re­gion. HOW Chill 1.5cm-thick cu­cum­ber slices in the freezer for about 30 min­utes. Ly­ing down with eyes closed, place the chilled cu­cum­ber slices over your eyes. Let them sit for 15 min­utes for the nat­u­ral acids of the cu­cum­ber to work their magic into your skin.

TEA BAGS

Tea leaves con­tain an an­tiox­i­dant, tan­nin, that helps to draw out tox­ins and tighten pores to re­duce over­all swelling. HOW Place two tea bags in hot wa­ter and let them sit for a minute. Re­move from wa­ter, let cool, and place the bags over your eyes for about 15 min­utes.

RAW EGG WHITES

Other than nurs­ing bruises, eggs are also good for de-puff­ing your eyes – specif­i­cally, egg whites. Egg whites are rich in vi­ta­min B and folic acid that lower the lev­els of ox­ida­tive stress on your skin. HOW Af­ter wash­ing your hands thor­oughly, ap­ply half a tea­spoon of egg white un­der each eye and wait for 15 min­utes as it dries. Rinse well with warm wa­ter.

ALOE VERA GEL

Aloe vera gel is an all-in-one cream that not only soothes sun­burns and mois­turises dry skin, but is also use­ful in treat­ing your eyes. The an­tiox­i­dants and vi­ta­min E in aloe vera gel helps to im­prove blood cir­cu­la­tion and flush out flu­ids to ease swelling. HOW Like an eye cream, ap­ply aloe vera gel di­rectly on the swollen area. Mas­sage gen­tly to help the gel get ab­sorbed into the skin.

COLD SPOONS

Cool tem­per­a­ture re­ally works when it comes to tack­ling swollen eyes. When you do not have any of the pre­vi­ous in­gre­di­ents read­ily avail­able, use this method. Also, drink more wa­ter through­out the day to help re­move tox­ins and elim­i­nate swelling. HOW Place two ta­ble­spoons in the freezer for about 30 min­utes. Us­ing the back of the spoons, roll them around the swollen area un­til the cool­ness of the spoon wears off.

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