6 Ways to Deflate Puffy Eyes
It’s okay for your eyes to look a little puffy the first thing in the morning. But drinking alcohol, eating salty foods, and staying up late can produce bigger bags that stick around for a few hours. Here’s how to get rid of them fast:
#1: Choose a Caffeinated Cream
Drinking a double espresso won’t help under-eye bags, but applying caffeine topically can.
#2: Try Witch Hazel
Soak two cotton pads in cold witch hazel (keep a bottle in the fridge) and apply one to each closed eye for five minutes.
#3: Slice Up a Cucumber
The veggie is 90% water, it has an instant cooling effect.
#4: Give Yourself an Eye Massage
Using your ring fingers (they apply the least amount of pressure), start at the inner corners of your eyes and slowly massage in a slow, circular motion to the outer corners.
Then, move to your temples and down your jawline.
#5: Use Cold Spoons
Place cold metal spoons (put them in the freezer or on ice) on your eyes for three minutes to tighten up the skin.
#6: Buy Hemorrhoid Cream
Sounds like a pain in the ass, but the main ingredient – phenylephrine – constricts blood vessels and shrinks under-eye tissue.