5 Easy Tips To Reduce Puffiness Under Eyes

iStock_000012249826SmallOur eyes are the first thing people notice about us and are key to creating a positive first impression when meeting someone. Unfortunately for many women, dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes have become an incredibly frustrating daily problem. No one enjoys looking older iStock_000012249826Smallthan their age.
Usually this unpleasant condition is the result of a lack of sleep, working too hard or too much stress. Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes are also part of the normal aging process. “Today’s women are juggling huge expectations between being a great mother, a productive career woman or in many cases both,” says Erin Keyan founder of goPURE, an all natural skin care line. ”The area around and under our eyes is especially sensitive to physical and mental stress and requires extra attention.” The good news is, there are a number of things a woman can do to help to reduce these issues: 1. Reach for the fridge. The astringent properties and enzymes in cucumbers can help to reduce the amount of inflammation under the eyes, while tightening skin. Using cucumbers also helps to reduce dark circles create a more “refreshed” look. Here’s how to do it:
  • Cut the cucumber into thicker slices.Cucumber spa. Cropped image of beautiful young woman holding piece of cucumber near her eye and smiling while isolated on white background • Put the slices in the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes. • Put the cold slices on your eyes for approximately 10 minutes or until they are no longer cold. • You can repeat this process several times each day.
  2. Caffeinated black tea contains natural tannins and is considered a mild diuretic. Tea bags have long been used by both runway models and grandmothers for reducing puffiness of the eyes. You can benefit by this method by soaking two tea bags in warm or hot water for a few minutes and then chilling them in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place one of the tea bags over each eye for about five minutes. 3 . One of the best ways to reduce puffy eyes is to drink plenty of water. When you are not hydrated well, your body tends to overcompensate by storing excess water which can cause your under-eye area to swell and become puffy. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day will also help to flush toxins from your body. 4. There are skin tightening properties in egg whites 22 that can successfully help to banish puffiness and under eye bags. Here's how to use them. • First separate the whites from two eggs and place them in a bowl. • Take the egg whites and whip them well until you achieve a still consistency • Add some witch hazel to this mixture, which offers skin tightening benefits. • Apply the mixture with a soft cloth and allow it to dry. 5. Find an effective eye cream or eye gel to make part of your daily skin care regimen. Many eye care products improve only one of the problems such as puffiness, or dark circles OR wrinkles. Try to find a product that includes ingredients to help all 4 eye-gel3 eye trouble areas. This will save you money by not having to use three different creams and many of the ingredients work in tandem with each other and are more effective together. “When developing the Youth Glow Eye Gel for the goPURE Line my goal was to create the most powerfully effective cream while keeping it 100% natural,” says Erin Keyan “This was challenging since most eye creams are heavy on toxic ingredients, but we finally pulled it off”. Erin’s goPURE Youth Glow Eye Gel is available on Amazon.com as well as on the goPURE Naturals website. Using the tips here can help you to naturally eliminate under eye puffiness. It may be a good idea to try each of the methods here to determine which one works best for your particular needs. This will help you find a viable and effective solution to reduce and eliminate puffiness under the eyes.