How To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes Quick
By Greg Nunan
Tips For Treating And Preventing Puffy Swollen Eyes
As an entrepreneur, you are expected to be available round-the-clock and all through the year. There are decisions to be made, deals to be cracked and competitors that you need to stay ahead of. Through it all, you have to present a rather rosy image of yourself. Looking smart, well-rested and groomed is by far an important hallmark of a go-getter entrepreneur. How many of those late nights have you gotten up from only to see your eyes puffy, red rimmed and worn out? How many uncomfortable hotel beds have led to sleepless nights and tired looking eyes?
If you want to look your best at all times, then there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Puffed eyes can be prevented most of the time. In cases where you already have them, there are numerous simple remedies that you can get, no matter where you are.
The Many Causes for Puffy Eyes
The simplest way to prevent puffy eyes is to know the reasons behind this common issue:
- Physical stress – Considering the pace of life today, being physically stressed is the norm these days. Long hours at work, in traffic, and in meetings, etc., can take a toll on your body.
- Jet lag – Long hours of air travel across time zones does not give your body a lot of time to adjust. This can result in puffy eyes for a while.
- A new sleeping environment or a bad mattress – Sleeping in a new place can often disrupt your cycle, and lack of sound sleep can result in puffy eyes. An uncomfortable place to lay your head can prevent you from getting sound and refreshing sleep. A quality mattress scientifically proven to provide good sleep can make all the difference. Make sure to check online for reviews on the best mattresses to ensure you get a proper nights rest.
- Hormonal changes in the body – There may be several reasons for this. If you find that despite precaution and remedies, you are unable to get rid of your swollen eyes, it is important you get yourself examined by a medical professional.
- Weather changes – Sudden changes in weather can also lead to swollen eyes. This has often to do with the way the body reacts to weather changes. Generally, your eyes are the first to react.
- Bad diet – Late hours at work and an unbalanced diet is the main cause of puffed eyes. Most of us are guilty of this on a regular basis.
- A hangover – These are times when we get carried away at a party and the pain of it is felt the next day. A hangover causes dehydration, which in turn puffs up the eyes. This is found to be especially true after drinking wine and beer.
- Excessive salt consumption resulting in water retention – Salty foods have a way of retaining water in the body, causing it to swell.
Steering clear of any of these causes will help prevent puffy eyes.
Dealing with Puffy Eyes
Sometimes the situation cannot be helped and you may end up with puffy eyes. In such times, there are several remedies that will reduce the puffiness around your eyes:
1. Stay Hydrated
Nothing works better than water. Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated through the day. This will flush the toxins out of your body and will reduce the swelling under your eyes. It also prevents water retention in your body.
2. Cooled Tea Bags
Save those tea bags that you use each day. Allow them to come to room temperature and when you can, put your head back and place these bags on your eyes. Allow your eyes to soak in the bags for around 15 minutes. Repeat this a few times a day and your puffy eyes will be gone.
These work well not only in salads, but also on your eyes. Chill a few slices of cucumber – at the office, in your hotel or even at home. Place the cold slices on your eyes until they come to room temperature. It’s best to repeat this process a few times a day.
4. Grated Potatoes
Potatoes are just like cucumbers with the added benefit of getting rid of dark circles as well. Wash and dry, peeled potatoes. Grate these and create small bags of shavings with a thin cloth. Place these over your eyes for around 15 minutes at a stretch. You will have to repeat the process multiple times or until you see the swelling subsiding.
In the case of tea bags, potatoes and cucumbers, do make sure that they are from a sanitized source. As they are meant for consumption, any corruption may possibly lead to the spread of infections in your eyes. Caution must be asserted when using these. The best choice is organic, and wash applicable items with food grade soap before you do anything with them, including peeling or cutting them.
5. Cold Spoons
Keep a few metal spoons handy. When your eyes are puffed up, place the spoons in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Take out two cold spoons and place the round portion of it on your eyes. Wait until the spoons turn warm and replace them with a set from the fridge. The blood vessels in your eyes relax and blood flow is increased. The skin around your eyes also turns taut, giving your face a lift.
6. Ice water
Cold water can be your quick fix remedy to puffy eyes. Splash your face with cold water a few times a day and see the swelling go down. If you have had a long night, place a few ice cubes in a cloth and rub them across your eyes. You will not have any swelling when you wake up in the morning.
7. Salted Water
Another quick remedy is salted hot water. Soak up some cotton balls in the mixture, and apply this to your eyes. Any water retention is immediately released and the puffiness is reduced.
Preventing Puffy Swollen Eyes
Here are some tips to help you prevent puffy eyes:
- Stay hydrated with water and fresh juices
- Avoid any form of caffeine and carbonated drinks
- Avoid rubbing your eyes – this is often something we do when we’re tired. Instead, use cold compresses to get relief
- Steer clear of cigarette smoke and other such irritants that puff up the eyes
- Try and take in more vitamins through your diet or through supplements
These are just some of the ways in which you can get rid of puffy eyes. Not only do you end up placing your best foot forward when interacting, but also the freshest face possible. In most cases, this can be a deal clincher in itself.