It’s a shame that we can’t wear sunglasses in the office. Whether we were up late watching Netflix, out late dancing madly to 90s RnB, or even getting a healthy 9 hours of sleep, anyone can wake up with those dreaded and annoying puffy eyes.
With around 22 muscles protected by the thinnest and most fragile portion of skin on our body, we have to be gentle when approaching the skin around our eyes. We have creams and gels and serums that help to prevent premature ageing of the skin, and here at BloomMe we know deep in our hearts that you are drinking water like a camel during the day (hydration!), but sometimes all the prepping in the world can’t hide those puffy eyes.
Next time you wake up looking like a bee has stung you under each eye, cure your puffiness the natural way with some at-home remedies. And while you are twiddling your thumbs waiting for these treatments to take effect, why not view it as a break from screens and your phone. It’s healthy to spend some time away from your phone, lest ye suffer from the dreaded text neck!
The most popular and most convenient way to fight puffy eyes, using chilled spoons is our favourite method simply because it’s just so easy. Keep four spoons in your freezer or fridge, and when it’s time to combat the puffiness fill a glass with ice water. Take turns holding a spoon under each eye until they are no longer cold, and then swap them into the glass of ice water to cool them down again. Keep swapping until you feel sprightly.
Perfect for those in a hurry, chilled tea bags are the answer to all your puffy eyed problems. After having a tea, keep the moist teabags in the refrigerator to chill. We love green tea or chamomile teabags especially for their skin boosting properties. Place the chilled bags on top of your puffy bags and keep them there when you are getting ready by holding each eye alternatively, or just lying like a starfish on your bed letting the tea work its magic. Rise off your face and apply your favourite creams, and you are good to go!
Harness the power and wonder of the super veg: the potato
Potatoes are awesome. Delicious to eat in all kinds of forms (fried, mashed, with gravy, etc.) did you know that potatoes also have the power to reduce puffiness? Keep a raw potato in the fridge and when you wake up to the dreaded puffy eye, simply chop the potato in half and place the halves onto your eyes making sure they are in contact with the puff. Keep them there for around 15-20 minutes and watch the puffiness disappear!
My milk cotton pads scare all the puffiness from the yard!
For those with severe or persistent puffy eyes, use this in your regular morning routine. Dip some cotton pads into chilled milk, and then rest them on the eyes for 20-30 minutes. The chill of the milk will not only cool the skin down but also help with water retention.
Oil the treatments!
Pour some cold water into a bowl, and then add a few drops of vitamin E oil to it all. Give it a good mix to make sure it’s all muddled up, and then use a cotton pad to apply the water/oil mixture under your eyes. If you have time, hold the pads under your eyes for 10-15 minutes to help the oil to sink in. Be sure to rinse off before applying your makeup!
Cool as a cucumber
We have all seen those classic day-spa cucumber slices in beauty blogs, but did you know that the anti-inflammatory properties in the humble cucumber help to get rid of that puffiness? Just like in the movies, take two slices of chilled cucumber and place them over your eyes for as long as you want.
Puffiness still not leaving? Dash out at lunchtime for a super quick 30-minute facial and let the professionals deal with the puff.
It’s a shame that we can’t wear sunglasses in the office. Whether we were up late watching Netflix, out late dancing madly to 90s RnB, or even getting a healthy 9 hours of sleep, anyone can wake up with those dreaded and annoying puffy eyes. With around 22 muscles protected by the thinnest and most…