11 Ways To Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

how to get rid puffy eyes

1. Figure Out How You Got Puffy Eyes

2. Drink More Water

One of the main causes of puffy eyes is water retention and the best way to flush out excess water in your body is to simply drink more water along with not eating so many of these bad foods that force you to retain water &…

3. Eat More Diuretics Foods

Diuretics are basically things that help you flush out excess water weight and you can easily get rid of puffy eyes (caused by water retention) eating more Diuretic foods like these

4. Puffy Eyes Due to PMS?

If you routinely get puffy eyes a few days before your period then it's more than likely due to the water retention bought on by PMS. Prevent puffy eyes bought on by PMS by drinking more water, eating more diuretic foods & avoiding these foods.

5. Get Some Rest

Another major cause of puffy eyes is exhaustion or lack of sleep so make sure you try get in at least 6-to-8 hours of sleep every night or at least try to find time to rest up with naps during the day because…

6. Sleep On Your Back

If you usually have puffy eyes in the morning then it's mainly because you were not sleeping on your back.

Sleeping on your back prevents puffy eyes by keeping water from pooling up under your eyes overnight so you should also sleep with your head slightly elevated using an extra pillow if needed.

7. Take Care of Your Allergies

All of the other 10 ways on this page to get rid of puffy eyes won't really work for you long term if you have allergies so if allergies are the main cause of your puffy eyes then only seeing a doctor to get your allergies under control is the only thing that will get rid of your puffy eyes long term.

8. Don't Rub Your Eyes

When you rub your eyes too much you'll cause swelling around your eyes and touching or rubbing your eyes too much can worsen your allergies making it harder for you to get rid of puffy eyes.

If you wear contacts then make sure you take them out before going to bed each night to prevent further irritation that could lead to puffy eyes.

9. Get Cold

Putting something cold on your puffy eyes for 10-to-15 minutes 1-to-2 times a day will get rid of your puffy eyes due to swelling.

Did you know?: It's the cold that actually reduces the swelling so there is no need for you to put tea bags, spoons, fruit or other gimmicks on your face to reduce puffy eyes.

10. Use Your Fingers

Place both of your index fingers on the side of your nose near to your nostrils and apply gentle pressure with your fingers for about 10 seconds and repeat this process 5 times to get rid of puffy eyes because this will get rid of the fluid that caused you to have puffy eyes.

11. Limit Alcohol & Try to stop smoking

Alcohol and tobacco won't necessarily cause you to get puffy eyes but they both will make your skin lighter which will make it seem like you have puffy or baggy eyes.

9 Things That'll Cause Puffy Eyes

  1. Too much crying
  2. Lots of bad emotional and/or physical stress - See 100 ways to beat stress
  3. Recovering from a major surgery
  4. Genetics
  5. Dermatitis
  6. Changes in your body fluid because of your hormones and/or the weather
  7. Sinus problems
  8. Hypothyroid
  9. Hangovers

Puffy & Baggy Eyes aren't the same thing so…

To get rid of baggy eyes or bags under your eyes…

You have to understand that the only way to truly get rid of baggy eyes is with Blepharoplasty Eye Bag Removal surgery because baggy eyes are caused by aging and the only non-surgical option you have for baggy eyes is to conceal your baggy eyes using makeup tricks like in the video below…

But you may not even have baggy eyes & You may just have puffy eyes which are caused by water retention, swelling and/or allergies which you can easily get rid of using the tips at the top of this page naturally without surgery or any drugs.

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There are 10 comments
nadia m

I lost a bunch of weight recently and my face got skinnier and I noticed some small bags started to form around my eyes with the weight lost. I use the Made from Earth Vitamin Firming Serum and it has reduced the bags significantly. I’d recommend it.

November 15, 2017


When on holiday in a hot climate the area under my eyes really swelled. I would like to know why this is. On holiday photos my eyes were hardly visible.

June 08, 2017

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June 29, 2015


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May 19, 2014

Emily Kristina

Great article shared by you! Puffy eyes looks very ugly when we have long day ahead. I have tried ice therapy and it works great for me! You just need to this is to take 2 ice cubes and wrap it in some wash cloth, then put it on each eye twice a day for 10 minutes. You will get rid of puffy eyes because it helps in improving blood circulation.

April 22, 2014


Help me please.

January 09, 2014


Just an fyi, I have a daily upper body workout routine that I do with resistance bands, weights, and pushups. It doesn't take that long. But interestingly, I noticed about a year ago (I am 51), that after doing this workout, the puffiness in my eyes - not any bags, but puffiness where the skin is puffed at the corner of the top lid near the nose - yuck - anyway, that virtually disappears after my workout. The interesting thing is that I can go for an incredibly strenuous run up such steep hills, that even bikes must be walked by the average bike racer, and my eyes will STILL be puffy (I thought all the circulation, especially after a 45 min to 1 hr run such as that would take all swelling down - apparently not). But, after my simple arm/shoulder workout, my eyes are great. It makes a big difference! I have deepset eyes, and that comes right back after the workout.

December 28, 2013


hi,,im having real upper eyelid puffiness,,i have some probs with fluid retention,but rarely take my fluid tabs ,prescibed by my gp,,but when i do,,my puffy eyes disapear,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,its annoying ,as i dont want to take the tablets too often,,,but i look 10 yrs older with floppy eyelids,,can you suggest a natural remedy? ive been told celery .can you suggest anything better,,,thank you ,Maddie. ps ,i am 60 yrs old

January 24, 2013


I heard it or read it somewhere that hemorrhoidal ointment applied under the eyes is supposed to help reduce the swelling and bags. Will it really help? If so, can hemorrhoidal ointment be put on the upper eyelids to give relief, too? Any medical experts out there to add their two cents' worth about that advice?

March 01, 2013


I would like to thank you, now iam going to apply ,follow the all instractions u givers,Iam suffering for long time with this problems,Puffy eyes.
Thanx God bless you.

January 21, 2013

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