How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

1. Freeze

Putting something cold on your puffy eyes for 10-to-20 minutes will instantly get rid of your puffy eyes

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.

Ways to apply cold to puffy eyes:

Cold Cucumbers, Potatoes & Rosewater also lighten up dark circles → 22 ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles immediately

2. Use Your Fingers

Watch the video to see how to use your fingers to drain out the excess fluid causing puffy eyes → Eye creams you can use with this video

3. Take Care of Your Allergies

Use an antihistamine like Zyrtec or natural antihistamine like Stinging Nettle, Bromelain, Quercetin & Vitamin C to get rid of puffy eyes caused by allergies.

Applying cold, massage or drinking more water will not get rid of puffy eyes UNLESS you get your allergies under control. Allergies can also make you rub your eyes more making puffy eyes get worse.

4. Drink More Water

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One of the main causes of puffy eyes is water retention. The best way to flush out excess water weight is to simply drink more water while not eating a lot of foods that make you retain water &…

5. Eat More Diuretics

Diuretics also help you flush out excess water weight.

6. Hide Them

Watch the video to see how to conceal your puffy eyes with makeup. 7 Makeup tricks to look younger

7 Ways to NEVER Have Puffy Eyes Again

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1. Get Some Rest

Staying awake for too long makes your eyes work harder and this causes excess fluid to build up in your eye area giving you puffy eyes. Solution: take more naps and/or 16 Ways To Sleep Better Every Night

Fatigue also causes dull skin which only makes puffy eyes look worse → 8 Ways to Make Your Dull Skin GLOW

2. 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.

3. Drink Enough Water

1-to-2 liters of water per day should be enough to prevent excess fluid buildup in your eyes. You may need to drink more than 1-to-2 liters depending on how much salt/sodium and these foods that make you retain water are in your diet.

4. Don't Rub Your Eyes

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

Tip: Use your softer ring finger instead of your harsher pointer & middle fingers when applying creams or makeup to your eye area to avoid irritation.

5. Contacts

Take out your contacts before going to bed each night to prevent further irritation that could lead to puffy eyes.

6. 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.

7. Alcohol & Smoking

Alcohol and Smoking 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.

Puffy Eyes vs. Dark Circles

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Puffy Eye remedies won't work for dark circles

What works for getting rid of dark circles wont also work for puffy eyes.

Puffy eyes are the result of a buildup of fluid causing the eye area to swell.

The best way to reduce swelling is with ice, allergy medication, or drinking more water. Eye creams (unless cold), alpha hydroxy acids & retinoids and adding more vitamin A, C, E & K to your diet will not get rid of puffy eyes because they don't reduce swelling.

The best way to get rid of dark circles is to fade them away with a 'lightening' eye cream. Applying cold to dark circles will also work to shrink the blood vessels making your dark circles more visible but cold does nothing to fade them away up.

DO NOT Use Prep H for Puffy Eyes → See Why

Puffy vs. Baggy Eyes
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Baggy Eyes can only be removed with surgery
10 Things That'll Cause Puffy Eyes
  1. Crying. Leads to eye rubbing & hormonal changes.
  2. Stress - 100 ways to reduce stress
  3. Recovering from 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
  10. Pink Eye
  11. Allergies
  12. Not drinking enough water
  13. Sleeping on your stomach

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There are 11 comments
Melissa Stanley

I am retaining water under my left eye only no where else in my body its always puffy and very embarrassing my eye Dr had me try a diaretic which made me feel horrible do I stopped taking it my Drs have no idea why my eye is so bad I finished radiation by this eye for a job cancerous brain tumor last treatment in Valentine's day I had no problem before with this eye.

June 18, 2019

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

ewe jin

take a look at this video, the best solution i can find:

June 29, 2015


Swollen or Puffy eyes are actually quite common, and most of us happen to suffer from them at some point in time. Thankfully, even though it may hamper your looks, effective treatments are readily available and through my experience as a skincare specialist, i have learnt that SwellNoMore is exactly what you need. If you are interested, view the product online.

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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