Sleep is an important part of any person's life. It allows you to recuperate from your tiring day and recover whatever rest you need to get, in order to be ready for another day of challenges. Unfortunately, not everyone can get enough sleep, some even occasionally lose sleep.
One undesirable effect of lacking enough rest and sleep is having tired and puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are one of the major beauty problems by women because it gives the appearance of being old and tired. To some puffy eyes are just temporary but to some it may even take day or even weeks. Puffy eyes are often results of irritation. However, other causes of puffy eyes may include allergies from eye redness and itchiness, heredity, medications, dehydration, fluid retention in the body or edema, and fluctuation of hormone levels.
Fortunately for you who cannot get enough sleep, there are certain home remedies that you can use to help soothe and prevent tired and puffy eyes. Here are a few hints on how you can go about doing just that.
1) Use cold facial creams.
Using cold facial creams can do wonders for your tired and puffy eyes because the cold reduces the swelling, while the facial cream helps your skin become better. Store your facial creams inside the refrigerator to have that cool effect. And once you apply the cream, you can see the result almost instantly, mainly because of the combination of the cold and the facial cream.
2) Use cucumbers.
Cucumbers are also a great way to help soothe and heal your tired and puffy eyes, more especially if you use it while it is ice-cold. The use of cucumbers as a remedy for tired and puffy eyes is well-known and is considered to be very effective in reducing under eye swelling.
It is also effective in making your tired eyes look so awake and bright. Just cut the cucumber into thick slices, place them over your eyes, and just sit back, relax and let the cucumber do its thing. Wait until the cucumber is warm before replacing it or removing it.
3) Keep yourself hydrated.
If your body is not hydrated well enough, it will hold on to any water that it can retain, causing your body to swell. Avoid the puffiness caused by your body's water retention by keeping yourself hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day and avoid letting your body become dehydrated. If you keep your body nourished enough, you will be able to avoid making your eyes look tired and puffy. Avoid drinking beverages that are filled with Caffeine and artificial sweeteners as well as bubbly beverages.
4) Use cold fruits
Aside from using vegetables, such as cucumbers, as remedies for your tired and puffy eyes, you can also use certain fruits to help you soothe them. Strawberries, for example, are also a great way to help remedy your tired eyes, especially if you use them while they are ice-cold. Just like the cucumber, slice the strawberries into thick slices and place them over your eyes while you relax. You will basically get the same effect.
5) Hemorrhoid Cream
The application of hemorrhoid cream can help the thin skin of your eye to alleviate as this cream contains agents for anti-inflammatory.
6) Tapping and Nursing Pads Tapping the puffy skin of your eyes can also help as this will encourage the fluid to stage up to release and drain easier. Use cloth or nursing pads that are soaked in cold milk for about 10 minutes in the treatment of your puffy eyes as well as dark circle areas of your eyes.
7) Cold Compress Use cold compress for your eye applications. Before applying, store the compresses in the freezer for some minutes. Compresses of eye packs filled with gel can be bought at any boutiques or stores. Use any kind of ordinary ice pack as cold temperatures can help in the reduction of swelling for your puffy eyes.
8) Sunglasses If you are out during the day, always wear sunglasses that have ultra-violet protection. It will also help if you apply sun screen protection for about 30 minutes on your eyes before you go outside. The application is also essential even during cloudy days. One your eyes get exposed to too much sun or having unexpected sun burns, it will then result to puffy eyes.
When using home remedies for tired and puffy eyes, just make sure that you exercise caution since you are using these home remedies near or around your eyes. Some people may have different reactions to different forms of home remedies and treatments, so just make sure that your skin has no allergic reaction to the remedy that you chose whatsoever.