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.
Cynthia Newdel knows the ins and outs of entertainment and business news. After all, she has been in the television industry for over 20 years. Ms. Newdel has been in Las Vegas since 2004 and is the Associate Producer/Guest Booker for MORE & MORE Access at FOX5 KVVU-TV. Prior to that, she was at FOX News Channel for 6 years where she was Senior Booker for Neil Cavuto. Cynthia has booked a bevy of guests â€“ everyone from Don King to Larry King. She is also partner of The Cynthia Daniel Company in Las Vegas. The firm specializes in media training, coaching, public speaking and video production.