Puffy eyes is the appearance of swelling in the tissues around the eyes. The medical term for this condition is Periorbital puffiness. After all, the puffiness is in the tissues around the eyes, called the orbits. In most cases, the cause is fluid buildup.
There are many reasons why you might have puffy eyes and dark circles. For example, overconsumption of salt, allergies, sinus problems, dehydration, fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, and aging.
What can you do for puffy eyes? Well, if your mother and father had it, the problem is genetics. You cannot do much there. But if not, there are a couple of remedies you can try. Start by reducing salt in your diet and getting plenty of sleep. Drink a lot of fluids to prevent dehydration. And try some of our face masks for dark circles and puffy eyes.
1. Green Tea Under Eye Mask With Aloe
We start off with one of the most common remedies for puffy eyes. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals that soothe the skin. The same applies for aloe vera. The plant has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help with irritation.
This mask targets the root of the cause of the problem. Brew some tea, add some gel, mix them together, and apply before going to bed.
2. Carrot Eye Mask
Carrots are some of the cheapest remedies you can find for puffy eyes. The best part about this treatment is you can make a bundle of it. Store it, and then use on a regular basis. You do not have to prepare a new treatment every single day.
Carrots are rich in skin healing ingredients. They reduce the swelling, which causes the puffy eyes.
3. Eye Cream For Puffy Eyes
Take a look at some of the store-bought creams for puffy eyes. One of the main ingredients is caffeine. So why pay more for something you can make at home?
Here we have a recipe for a caffeine-based face mask for puffy eyes. You need some coffee bean extract, your favorite moisturizer, some drops of jojoba oil, and that is it. Much cheaper than getting a cream at the store.
4. Honey Under Eye Treatment
We love honey. It has so much benefits for the skin. The only downside with honey is the stickiness. Honey can be sticky on your skin. And you have to wash it thoroughly. But if you can handle the stickiness and excessive washing, few ingredients are better than honey.
5. Cucumber Soaked Eye Mask
You probably recognize this photo from a movie scene. In most movie scenes in a beauty salon, women are with cucumbers on their eyes.
The treatment is simple and effective. You can soak the cucumbers in oil for a bit more benefits.
6. Coconut Oil Eye Cream
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. We said before dehydration and dry skin can cause puffy eyes and dark circles. Coconut oil solves that problem. The oil moisturizes the skin, helps with inflammation, and heals wounds. Prepare a coconut oil face mask, and apply before going to bed.
7. Skin-Lightening Egg Undereye Mask
Eggs are rich in protein. They help with firmness of the skin. And then you have orange and turmeric, two ingredients rich in antioxidants. Your face will glow after a few treatments with this mask.
The only downside is you have to prepare it every day. You cannot store it. This mask works only fresh.
8. Cooling Cucumber Eye Gel
If you like to take cucumbers to the next level, add more ingredients and prepare a gel. Cucumbers contain 95% water, making them great remedy for dehydration and dry skin.
9. Parsley Eye Mask For Dark Circles
Parsley is extremely high in vitamin C. Your body uses vitamin C to produce collagen. And we all know collagen gives your skin strength, structure, and helps with fine lines and wrinkles. You can say the same for dark eyes as well.
Eating parsley will help with your skin complexion. But if you need a quick fix, prepare a parsley mask for puffy eyes.
10. Coffee Eye Balm
We said before that caffeine is a great ingredient for puffiness under the eyes. Most commercial creams contain caffeine in its formula. Well, why buy something, when you can go straight to the source.
If you enjoy your cup of coffee every day, you already have the main ingredient at home. There are many ways you can use coffee, and face mask for dark circles is one of them.
11. Potatoes For Dark Circles
Few people know the benefits of potato for the skin. But potatoes contain a lot of vitamins. That includes vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and potassium.
You can use potato the same way you use cucumbers. Slice the potato, and apply the slices under your eyes. This might come as a surprise, but potato is rich in water content as well. Goodbye dry skin.
12. Eye Gel Patches
These patches look like you are going to rip something off of your skin. But you are only ripping the puffy eyes. The texture is a bit different than regular facial mask. Expect a bit harder and stronger texture.
13. Kiwi And Yogurt Face Mask
This might not be a common choice for a facial mask. But kiwi fruit is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Those are two ingredients that heal the skin. You need yogurt just so you can get a more mask-like texture of the mixture.
And yogurt also helps with puffy eyes. It moisturizes the skin, and helps with dryness and dehydration. Many people apply just a touch of yogurt to reduce dark circles.
14. Turmeric Mask
Some 10 to 15 years ago, few people knew of turmeric. This magic spice comes from India. Thankfully, the Western world started using it as well.
In your dishes, turmeric gives a spicy flavor. But for your facial mask, it helps heal the skin and reduce inflammation. Do not worry, the yellow color will not stain your skin.
15. Puffy Eye Serum
Essential oils are a great way to support your skin’s health in a natural way. They contain zero toxins, zero harsh chemicals, and zero harmful ingredients. In the past several years, essential oils have become a regular part of our beauty care.
Remember to always mix them with a carrier oil. For this serum, we will use a couple of essential oils that heal the skin. But using just one of them is enough in mild cases.
16. Rosehip Eye Cream
Speaking of essential oils, here is one that you can use on its own. Of course, you still need carrier oil. But unless you are dealing with a severe puffy eye problem, one essential oil is enough.
For severe problems, use the serum above. It is a more concentrated mixture.
17. Almond Oil For Dark Circles
Google the skin benefits of almond oil. The very first one is “reduce puffiness and under-eye circles”. What more can you ask for? You can use almond oil on its own. But for this mask, we take things a bit further.
Mix almond oil with some honey, and you have a wonderful moisturizing facial mask.
18. Wrinkle Fighting Eye Mask
We love two ingredient DIY products. In this case, all you need is rosewater and some drops of vitamin E. Rose water is the latest trend in the beauty world. It gives your skin a fantastic boost, and reduces the puffiness under the eyes.
You can also use rose water to reduce and soften wrinkles. Use this mask as part of your weekly routine.
19. Banana Puffy Eye Mask
One of the simplest ways to fight puffy eyes is banana. Just make a puree of banana, and put it under your eyes. You can use this treatment any time you like. It is best that you do it before you go to bed. This way, your skin can relax and rejuvenate while you are sleeping.
20. Lavender And Rice Eye Pillow For Good Sleep
We said at the beginning, that getting a good night sleep is a great way to reduce puffy eyes. Well, to help you with that, we have a lavender pillow. Lavender is the best essential oil for promoting sleep. Lavender works by calming you, and allowing you to sleep peacefully.
With that in mind, if you have any other ideas for reducing dark circles and puffy eyes, share them with the rest of us. We want a world of beautiful people. And together, we can make it happen.