How To Get Rid of Puffy Eyes? – Editors Guides

How To Get Rid of Puffy Eyes?

By Jane Davis


1. Figure Out How You Got Puffy Eyes

    • Water retention or Bad diet
    • Lack of sleep
    • Allergies
    • Swelling

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 brought on by PMS. Prevent puffy eyes brought on by PMS by drinking more water, eating more diuretic foods & avoiding these foods.

  • Taking Pamprin can also help.

5. Get Some Rest

Another major cause of puffy eyes is exhaustion or lack of sleep so make sure you try to 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…

  • Staying awake for too long makes your eyes work harder and this causes excess fluid & fat to accumulate in your eye area giving you puffy eyes.
  • Being sleepy all the time makes your skin paler & cooler which also makes you have puffy eyes.

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 be touching or be 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.

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