We all have suffered from dry, puffy eyes and redness because of excess screen time, lack of sleep, or even an inadequate diet. Applying layers of primer or concealer is only a temporary solution for puffiness and applying it regularly for long hours might result in a skin infection. But don’t be stressed! The skin under our eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive and so it requires daily care. These DIY home remedies are the go-to options if you’re ever in a hurry for a board meeting or a dinner date. Take a quick look at these DIY eye soother tricks; these concoctions are easy to formulate and use with each taking no longer than 15 minutes of your time.
1. Green or black tea bags – Green tea and black tea contains tannins, which helps shrink swollen tissue in the skin, and caffeine, which constricts blood vessels in order to reduce swelling.
Directions: Steep two bags of green or black tea into boiled water for 2 to 3 minutes. Later remove them from water and place it the refrigerator or a box of ice until cooled. Close your eyes and place one bag on each of the eyes and relax for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Metal spoons – The cool temperature of the metal spoons will constrict the blood vessels, reducing the redness and puffiness of eyes.
Directions: Place 4 metal spoons in the glass of ice water. When chilled, place 1 spoon on each eye. As the spoons begin to warm, change it with the other one from the ice water glass and repeat the process for 15 to 20 minutes or until the swelling decreases.
3. Cold milk or whole milk cream – Cold milk also constricts the blood vessels and reduces swelling. The fat in the cold milk will help to sooth the dryness of your eyes and irritated skin.
Directions: Pour cold milk or the cold milk cream into a bowl; soak two cotton balls in the liquid inside the bowl. Squeeze out the cotton balls and place it on your eyes. Once the cotton balls warm up, replace it with another and continue the process up to 15 minutes.
4. Cucumber slices – One of the classic and conventional remedies for puffy, red eyes. Cucumbers contain ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help to reduce swelling.
Directions: Place two half-inch slices of cucumber on a bed of ice or inside the freezer until cooled. Once cool, place one slice over each eye and rest your head back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and rinse the face with cool water.
Prepare these soothers all-round the year with fresh ingredients and have healthy eyes! Along with all of these, it is also recommended to have your eyes regularly checked and examined by our professionals. Call our office today to book an appointment!