Puffy eyes: DIY home remedy

Eye bags/Puffy eyes are one of the most common beauty problem and if not gotten rid off can make you look stressed, tired and ill. Puffy eyes occurs for various reasons like fatigue, excessive physical stress, crying, sinus problem, bad diet, allergy, weather condition, genetics, hangover and so on.

Here are some handy and effective ways you can get rid of eye bags in the comfort of your home and the same method can be used for dark circles.

Mostly it is advised to use green tea bags but black tea can work as well as they both help to sooth puffy and irritated eyes because they contain anti-irritant properties that helps to subdue the swelling.

Tea Bags

Soak 2 teabags in hot water, let them cool down Settle down for 10-15 minutes make sure its with a chilled, steeped chamomile or green tea bag or any other tea, put the tea bags over each eye and then relax. The natural properties of these herbal teas will help reduce the puffy eyes. Repeat a few times a day.

Not so surprising potatoes are effective in getting rid of puffy eyes because of the anti-inflammatory properties present in the starch. This solution also works for getting rid of dark circles.


There are several ways you can use potato to get rid of puffy eyes. you can refrigerate the potato for a few minutes and then bring it out and simply slice the raw potato into two halves and place them gently on each swollen eye, make sure they cover the puffiness on each eye. Leave for 15-20 minutes.
peel and wash the potato, then grate the potato. once done pour it into a white cloth and tie it up, the place the cloth over your eyes for several minutes, repeat until swelling reduces.

Egg white can help get rid of eye bags as well as prevent wrinkles because of its skin tightening properties.

Egg Whites

Get two eggs, then separate the yolks from the white in a small bowl, then stiffly beat the egg whites you can add a few drops of witch hazel if you can and then apply it around your eyes with a brush. the area around your egg would feel tighter and look less puffy. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water. Perform this daily for a couple more days.

The simpliest way to get rid of eye bags / puffy eyes is to constantly drink water, although this suggestion seems contrary to intuition when retaining water but note that when the body is well hydrated there is less of a chance that there would be retained water to cause eye bags or swelling in any other part of your body as water helps to flush out toxins in the body. To stay hydrated doctors recommend 8-10 glasses of water everyday.


Cucumbers are brilliant natural home remedy to get rid of puffy eyes, the enzymes and astringent properties in cucumber help reduce inflammation.


Slice the cucumber into two and refrigerate ( better still have more than two slices in the refrigerator); as chilled cucumber does wonders for puffy eyes, take out the slices from the refrigerator, then place them over each eyes until they become warm and if they are warm before 25 minuite put another set up. lie back and relax.

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