Puffy Eyes: 5 Treatments in 5 Minutes

Puffy Eyes: 5 Treatments in 5 Minutes

Not enough sleep, and too many commitments is a refrain that rings true for most of us. A nonstop lifestyle can start to show your skin – especially under your eyes. But burning the candle at both ends is not the only reason people get puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are caused by the buildup of excess fluids in the tissues under the eyes. Genetics, allergies, poor diet, sun damage, aging and dehydration can contribute to puffy eyes.


Luckily, there are easy ways to diminish the look of puffy eyes – without the risk of surgery.

Here are 5 Treatments in 5 Minutes to reduce the look of puffy eyes.

  1. Caffeine - Caffeine is an excellent pick-me-up in more ways than one. When applied topically (like in a gel or cream), caffeine can reduce the look of puffy eyes by decreasing swelling. Passport to Organics Caffeine Eye Cream contains caffeine, and is an easy, fast way to reduce puffiness under your eyes.
  2. Cucumber – Cucumbers are another natural, easy way to reduce puffy eyes. Cucumbers contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, which, when applied to skin, help reduce the look of puffiness. Slice and refrigerate a cucumber. Once chilled, put a slice over each closed eyelid. You can enjoy this same spa-like experience with Passport to Organics, which has cucumber extract, giving your eyes a refreshing wake- up call.
  3. Chilled eye cream – What’s better than a soothing eye cream for puffy eyes? A soothing eye cream that’s been chilled. Try refrigerating Passport to Organics Extreme Caffeine for a cool, refreshing way to reduce puffy eyes.
  4. Cold pack - Studies show that cold packs help reduce puffy eyes by constricting blood flow. Many stores sell chilled gel packs just for eyes. Freeze them for a few minutes before application, and enjoy an invigorating experience.
  5. Tea bags - Tea is another natural remedy to reduce swelling. Tea contains tannins, which lessen puffiness, and soothes inflammation. Try Passport to Organics Caffeine Eye Cream, which contains green tea extract, to gently and naturally reduce the appearance of puffy eyes.

You can also try actual tea bags on your eyes. Steep caffeinated or non-caffeinated tea bags in warm water, and then chill the tea bags in the refrigerator. Let the cooled tea bags rest over closed eyelids.

Diet and lifestyle changes:

In addition to topical treatments, puffy eyes can be reduced by changes in your lifestyle and diet. Here are a few tips to help reduce the occurrence of puffy eyes:

  • Get more sleep. Lack of sleep can take its toll on your face, particularly under your eyes.
  • Decrease salt intake. Salt will make you retain fluids, which can lead to puffy eyes.
  • Decrease alcohol consumption. Dark circles and puffy eyes can occur from dehydration.
  • Wear sunscreen. Damaged skin can contribute to puffy eyes.
  • Drink more water. Staying hydrated will reduce the look of puffiness.