How to Reduce Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles: 6 Surefire Tricks

If the eyes are the mirror to the soul, some people’s souls look puffy, dark, tired, and wrinkled. Fortunately, these simple tricks will perk you up.

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    Hemorrhoid cream

    Models and performers have reduced puffiness and wrinkles with hemorrhoid cream for years—the stuff tightens puffy areas quickly and reduces wrinkles. If the odor of the cream is too strong, mix a bit of your moisturizer into it before applying. And be careful not to get any of the cream in your eyes.


    Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long-used by grandmothers and runway models for reducing eye puffiness. Soak two tea bags in warm water, and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes, and your eyes will feel fresh.


    For many people, tiredness causes dark circles under the eyes and that can add years to their appearance. If you can’t catch up on your rest, place slices of ripe avocado under each eye, or try applying a paste of ground almonds and milk to lighten the dark shadows.


    Take two metal teaspoons and hold them under very cold running water for a few minutes. Then lie down and place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids for 30 to 60 seconds. The sharp cold of the metal will revive tired eyes and may boost your energy at the same time.


    When your eyes are red and puffy, cut a couple slices of cold cucumber, lie down, and put a slice over each eye for 30 minutes. Once you’re up, your eyes will be brighter and your body refreshed.


    Teething rings

    Put two gel-filled baby teething rings in the freezer until they’re ice cold, then lie down and place the rings on your closed eyelids for about 10 minutes. The cold will not only reduce eye puffiness but invigorate you, too.


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    Your Comments

    • Cye

      stupid. never put foods on your eye as it contains bacteria and could cause serious eye infections.

      • toni

        A freshly peeled potato or cucumber does not contain bacteria. These methods have been used for many years and work.I have personally used both cucumber and raw potato as eye compresses to reduce puffiness and they work great, no infections ever.slso Both My Mother And Grandmother And My Children have used this method. No infections ever.

    • kel

      Detox diet

    • Candi Flores

      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.

      • kelly

        Where can i buy this?

    • nancy

      Thanks maria I am goimg to try this I am getting to the point that I hide my face with my hair what about dark circles

      • zeeta

        Hi Nancy you can get many info from top 10 home remedies’s website/fb.

    • Maria James

      For puffy eyes: POTATO SLICES work better than everything else. Just like in cooking when you add too much salt you can drop some potatoes in it to absorb excess salt, so too it works on our face. Amazing results, I promise!

      • hellonyles

        May I know the procedure Ms.Maria James? Thanks :-)

        • Maria James

          I usually take a potato, slice it in half and place in the freezer for 10 mins or so. Then I take them out of the freezer, lie down and place one half on each eye. It works just as well without the freezer time. I usually leave them on for about 15 mins and when I take them off, poof no more puffy eyes. Hope this helps. :)

          • Photo Retouching Service

            Thanks for the tips Maria. I am going to try this today.

          • Tinkerbelle

            Thanks for great tip im off to start freezing my spuds:-)