Difficult night, insomnia, or even great grief, waking up with swollen eyelids is never the best way to start the day. It is very common, and there are many ways to avoid this swelling and reduce it as much as possible in the morning.
The puffy eye is a common phenomenon that can happen with age or be caused by allergies or overeating salt. It is explained by an excess of liquid located in the eyelids or under the eye’s contour.
However, if this happens every morning, then you might consider adjusting your lifestyle. Besides, before you empty your entire tube of concealer, these tips will help.
1. Drink Lots Of Water
Moisturizing daily is essential to not having puffy eyes. Place a bottle of water next to your bed to remind you to drink it if you wake up at night.
Puffy eyes are often a sign of water retention, so avoid overeating salt at night or drinking alcohol before bed.
Cold has a strong decongestant power. Place two teaspoons in your freezer for a few minutes or overnight if you can. Then place them on your tired eyes for five minutes.
A quick and effective remedy to revitalize the eyes! Tip: Keep spoons in the freezer, so you always have them on hand when signs of fatigue appear.
Place two cucumber slices on your eyelids and lie down for fifteen to twenty minutes. This image is a cliché, but it’s a good shot!
Thanks to its freshness, decongestant power, and its astringent properties, cucumber is an excellent ally against swollen eyes and irritations. It stimulates the tissues while hydrating the skin.
4. Tea Bags
After a rough night, think about teabags! This grandmother’s remedy allows you to relax the eyes in thirty minutes maximum.
Infuse two tea bags for about ten minutes, then take them out of the water and let them cool in the refrigerator. Green tea is a good choice because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Sleep With Your Head Elevated
Avoid sleeping on your stomach; this position promotes swelling of the eyelids and the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Sleep on your back and have your head slightly elevated. Place an extra pillow under your head to aid lymphatic drainage and prevent fluid buildup around the eyes.
Prepare an infusion of parsley with one tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley to infuse in 125 ml of boiling water for ten minutes.
Filter and let cool. Soak two cotton discs with this infusion and place them on the eyelids for five to ten minutes before rinsing.
In a small saucepan, pour 250 ml of water and seven or eight sprigs of fresh chervil. Boil for ten minutes. Filter, let cool, and pour into a bottle (this infusion will keep for a week in the refrigerator).
Apply it every morning on the eyelids using a cotton ball. For an even more effective result, leave compresses soaked in this lotion on your eyelids for ten minutes.
8. Run Your Face Under Cold Water
A straightforward tip: every morning, for a fresh look, wash your face with very cold water. Very simple and easy to perform without stress.
Or if cold water isn’t particularly your friend, slide an ice cube (wrapped in a thin handkerchief) over your face, paying particular attention to any puffiness each morning. Firm skin guaranteed!
9. Chamomile Compress
We will also recommend that you infuse chamomile in hot water and dip compresses into the cup. Then bring out the compress to cool down.
Once cooled, place the compress on your eyes and leave to act for a few minutes. This solution is also effective with a mint infusion or black tea. Chamomile is known to calm redness and irritation.
10. Salt Solution
You can also mix half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water. Soak compresses in this solution and apply them to your eyes for about ten minutes.
This method is most effective when done in the evening, before going to bed. It is cheap, literally costs you nothing extra, and will get the job done in no time.