Puffy eyes have many causes, but we will cover the most common causes, and quickest remedies.
Drinking Alcohol will make your eyes puffy the next day, because the body retains water, in an effort to protect the cells from the mild ‘poison’ which alcohol is.
A. Drink as much water as you can handle, throughout the day.
B. Take Milk Thistle capsules, as they rapidly detoxify the liver.
C. Spread the following anti-hangover cream, over your liver areas, three times a day:
15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil – which detoxifies the liver.
15 drops Fennel Essential Oil – which detoxifies the blood.
Mix the above drops into 4 oz Shea Body Butter. Stir thoroughly for several minutes, using a knife.
Rub one large teaspoon of this formula, over the upper abdomen (from navel to just below chest).
Rub another teaspoon of this formula, to your back, from your shoulder-blades down to your lower back.
Within half an hour, you will be amazed at the difference in how you feel!
Quick Remedies for Puffy Eyes
Excess sun can harm your eyes. UV rays don’t just burn your skin. Unless you wear the highest UV rated sunglasses, expect to experience puffy eyes, caused by sunburn of the eye itself.
A. Apply an ice pack to closed eyes, for 10 to 15 minutes, three times a day. Remember to place a thin cotton cloth, between your eyes and the ice, to prevent ice burn.
B. Bathe your eyes in a cup of cool water, to which a drop of Lavender Essential Oil has been dissolved.
C. Place fresh sliced cucumber, preferably chilled, over your eyes, and press them into different areas of your closed eyes.
Natural Remedies to Reduce Puffy Eyes
A sluggish lymphatic system, can be caused by inactivity. Inactivity can mean hours staring at a bright computer screen, or simply not exercising enough. Either way, the lymphatic circulation, which eliminates wastes, needs to be pumped into action, via exercise.
A. Any type of exercise that makes you feel as if your blood is flowing more than it was, before you exercised, will pump the lymphatics into action, and thereby, reduce puffy eyes.
B. Receive an aromatherapy massage, which pumps the lymphatics.
Essential Oils for full body massage, that will reduce puffy eyes, by enhancing lymphatic circulation are:
lemongrass / ginger / rosemary / black pepper / geranium.
A cream that will help to reduce puffy eyes, which you can apply around the eye area is Organic Aloe Shea Whipped Cream Body Butter. These are some of the main ingredients:
Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
Organic Watermelon Fruit Extract
Organic Rosehip Fruit Extract
Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract
Organic Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
This cream can also be used on a daily basis, to help to firm and tone baggy eye skin, reduce crow’s feet, and treat swollen, puffy eyes.
As with all eye creams, never let the cream enter your eyes, as this will actually cause puffy eyes.