A Quick Fix for Puffy Eyes

August 20, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

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Suffering from a case of puffy eyes? Or just anticipating that the stress of end-of-summer travel and back-to-school preparations will give you under-eye bags? In either case, here’s a handy tip: Soak some cotton pads in green tea, toss them in a tupperware, and then store them in the fridge. The next time your eyes look puffy, place two chilled pads over your closed lids for 10 minutes. The cold—plus the antioxidants—will help tighten your skin. (Plus, you might catch a few winks—the ultimate remedy for tired eyes.)

Still looking a little exhausted? Check out this step-by-step video on covering under eye circles.


  1. Jill Dyck

    This sounds great when you have time to lay down. If you are a busy woman on the go, a cucumber straight from the refrigerator offers another quick fix. Simply slice a few paper thin rounds and cut in half so you have half moon shapes. Put them directly on the area under your eyes, cut edge closest to your lashes. They will stick because they are cut so thin. The chilly cucumber is soothing and de-puffs at the same time. You can have your morning coffee, or make breakfast for the kids while you are de-puffing! Who cares if you look silly in your own kitchen?

    August 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  2. Briamagee

    Interesting! I must try this at home too! Usually get puffy and tired eyes when I’m over worked and stayed late at night. Thanks for this very helpful tips.

    August 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm
  3. mayora

    Try Made from Earth’s Cucumber Cool Gel – I left it on for only 3 minutes all around my eyes. Immediately I could see that the skin around my eyes looked moisturized, the lines had lessened, and I was no longer puffy. I will definitely keep using it.

    February 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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