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5 ways to reduce puffy eyes

If there’s one dead giveaway that you didn’t get a good night’s sleep, it’s dark circles and puffiness under your eyes. Even worse, you might have even gotten a full night’s sleep, but your eyes don’t show it as they are puffy and the skin around your eyes is inflamed. To avoid a day of being less than fresh-faced we identified five tips to make your eye area look well-rested and bright.

1. Use A Cold Spoon

This beauty hack has been around for decades and no wonder — it’s free, easy and super effective. If you know you’re prone to under-eye puffiness and dark circles, keep a spoon in your fridge at all times and use it under the eye area. When the morning comes when duty calls, simply take the spoons out of the fridge and gently press them against your eyes (curved side down) for a few minutes. Your skin will look more refreshed.

2. Use A Roller

Use a product with caffeine like Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller to help de-puff this delicate area. The roller ball releases just the right amount of serum to instantly cool and refresh the skin under the eyes for a brighter, more rested look.

3. Hydrate

Dehydration can be one of the main culprits for under eye circles and puffiness. This is because your blood vessels become dilated and swollen through lack of the proper water intake. Always keep a bottle of water handy.

4. Use Concealer

If you frequently have under eye circles make sure you have a good concealer on stand by as it will cover up any issues. Keep a concealer in your skin color on stand by for days where you want to hide the bluish or purplish hue from your undereye circles.

5. Stay Away From Sodium

You already know you need to drink a lot of water, but also try to limit your sodium intake. Sodium can cause your body to retain water and guess where that can end up? Yep, right around your eyes when you wake up, so avoid sodium as much as you can.