How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes

Waking up with puffy eyes can be really frustrating when you have a big day ahead. Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problems.

This occurs when the eyes begin to swell for various reasons, including excessive crying, excessive physical stress, genetics, dermatitis, hormonal changes in the body, a change in weather, sinus problems, hangovers, bad diet, lack of sleep and some allergic reaction.


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Puffy eyes can make you look tired and ill. But you can easily take care of them with some simple, natural home remedies.

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Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of puffy eyes.

1. Water

The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention that can cause your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell. Water also helps flush toxins out of the body.

To stay well hydrated, drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. In addition to this, you must reduce the amount of salt you eat to reduce water retention in the body. Also, avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages that can be dehydrating.

2. Cold Spoons

This simple home remedy is surprisingly very effective. It will help tighten up the skin around your eyes as well as relax the blood vessels, thus offering relief to puffy and tired eyes.

  1. Chill 5 or 6 metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Hold the rounded portion of one of the cold spoons against your eye for a few minutes until the spoon becomes warm.
  3. As the spoon warms, replace it with another cold one from the refrigerator.

3. Tea Bags

Be it green tea bags or black tea bags, both can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. They contain anti-irritant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes. They can also relieve redness and inflammation.

  1. Soak 2 teabags in hot water for a few minutes, then take them out and let them cool down.
  2. Lie down, put the tea bags over your eyelids and cover them with a soft cloth.
  3. Leave them in place for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Repeat a few times a day.

4. Cucumbers

Chilled cucumbers make a good remedy for treating puffy eyes. The enzymes and the astringent properties in cucumbers help reduce inflammation and help tighten the skin. This remedy will also help get rid of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes.

  1. Cut a cucumber into thick slices.
  2. Chill the slices in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the cold slices on your eyelids for about 10 minutes or until they become warm.
  4. Repeat the process several times a day.

5. Egg Whites

Egg whites have skin-tightening properties that can help banish under-eye bags as well as help prevent wrinkles.

  1. Separate the yolks from 2 eggs and put the whites in a bowl.
  2. Whip the egg whites thoroughly until you get a stiff consistency.
  3. Add a few drops of witch hazel, a natural skin-tightening astringent.
  4. Use a brush or soft cloth to apply this mixture under your eyes and allow it to dry.
  5. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  6. Do this daily for a few days.

6. Potatoes

Just like cucumbers, potatoes are also effective in getting rid of puffy eyes. The starch present in potatoes has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce under-eye bags. This remedy is also helpful for fading dark circles under eyes.

  1. Peel, wash and dry a medium-size potato.
  2. Grate the potato and put the shavings in a clean cloth and tie it up.
  3. Place this cloth over your eyelids for several minutes.
  4. Repeat the process several times until the puffiness subsides.




  1. I found your article very helpful! Thanks again, God bless always! :)

  2. thnx for giving me these homemade advice …it really works …
    i m vry happy

  3. kalena_polish boy lover May 29, 2013, 3:16 am

    The spoon one reslly does make a good differance for me and my puffy morning eyes! ;)

  4. Good day. :)
    Your article was really helpful. Thank you, such great help to reduce my eye bags using naturals.
    Take Care. God bless

  5. on my way to the store for some bottled water & cucumber. thanks!

  6. Going to try this now! thank you! :)

  7. Ur tips r awesome, m goin 2 try it now.. Thanx n take care..

  8. Wow! amazing article! thanks! i’m about to try it! :-D

  9. Thank you, cold water help me allot.

  10. oh glad I found this site… looking for natural remedies. I had an itch on my eye lid, and now i woke up with my eye like a balloon , I am putting ice on it. I hope the swelling goes down fast..
    Thank you

  11. beautiful-n-blue August 15, 2013, 2:54 pm

    These remedies make LOTS of sense. I am going to try them. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  12. Can’t wait til I get home & try it..
    Thankx a whole lot for the simple tips & advice. Aloha.

  13. I hope this works because with todays economy, I can save a lot of money and also eat the fruit. Thank you.

  14. Wow, am really thankful to this site. Am gonna start the remedies right away…

  15. gladys gyamfuaah November 12, 2013, 6:09 pm

    ow, am really thankful to this site. Am gonna start the remedies right away

  16. Thanks for the cucumber remedy it really worked on my swollen eyes a big thanks to youll!

  17. Thanks they sort of worked only 2 of them did u should maybe come up with different ones

  18. Thanks i hope it works im trying the tea bag one now

  19. The water really helped. Thanks

  20. If you have a face wash/scrub/mask whatever with mint in it, use it. It’ll cut down on the swelling. After a good cry, pop an aspirin (or if you strongly prefer herbal remedies, a strong tincture or tea of white willow bark). The anti-inflammatory medicine will cut down on the puffiness. Don’t consume too much salt the next day.

  21. I always use the tea bags. They work!!

  22. Zalika Shepherd April 16, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Really good remedies you all should try if you have this problem with your eye works really well love this website!!!!!!!

  23. SHARON FRANCIS April 29, 2014, 4:54 am


  24. Thanku so much…it really works…

  25. Having dealt with patients with issues related to puffy eyes, I know first hand the sheer frustration that patients feel when they cannot fathom the reason behind their issues. However, if experience is anything to go by, then I should add that puffy eyes are best dealt with using natural remedies such as getting adequate sleep and performing regular exercise. Also, a product really making the rounds for curing puffy eyes is SwellNoMore. Have you heard about it?

  26. thank u gonna try the cucumbers and tea bags feeling real stress…

  27. thank you very much the hot water and salt
    really helped!

  28. “Clean and clear” works too!!!its very good and the spoon one is very easy too!!!

  29. I cry too much because of stress and loss. I will try these remedies and see which one works for me. :)

  30. Cold Spoon Workksss!!!!!!!

  31. Theyyy all Workkk

  32. Thank you* so much for helping me I m really get affraid about my skin nd eyes I m only 18 therefore I affraid for my future.

  33. Hopefully this helps! I’ve had this my whole life and I’ve tried everything!!

  34. I will try them as this puffiness makes me look older,will let you know the result,thank u.

  35. Thnx this is nice suggestion ;I will do this at home..

  36. it works thanks alot

  37. it works thanks…*happy*

  38. so glad to know about these tips. Ready to try them out thanks alooooot

  39. I will try some of hese remedies as I am fed up with bags under my eyes – thanks x

  40. going o try some of these… thx for the advice


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