One of the most annoying things you can be asked after a full, restful night of sleep is, “You seem tired?” You can’t help that you wake up with puffy eyes every day. For some, puffiness around the eyes might be a result of a lack of sleep while for others it can be a mix of genetics and/or issues inflammatory and circulation. If you do tend to have inflammation or circulation triggers be sure to stay hydrated and limit sodium in your diet, it’s a night and day difference. Anyways, for tips and tricks on how to de-puff, keep scrolling for the breakdown on how to professionally treat puffy eyes.
What causes puffy eyes?
There are so many causes of puffy eyes. In some situations, puffy eyes can be due to an underlying medical condition such as thyroid disease. Allergies or lack of sleep can be another reason. But the most common cause is diet. Too much salt makes your body retain water, and the thin skin around your eyes is most susceptible. Increased alcohol consumption also dehydrates your body, which could make your eyes puffy.
How can I treat puffy eyes?
Tools are one of the most effective ways to treat puffy eyes as they stimulate blood flow. The most effective and accessible treatment for puffy eyes is to stimulate blood flow, which helps reduce water retention by delivering oxygen, draining toxins, and reducing inflammation and puffiness. You can use your hands or your favorite tools. Also, taking a warm shower or hopping in a sauna to stimulate the body’s metabolism will help to reduce puffiness.
Ingredients to avoid in products?
You should avoid anything that stings your skin when it’s applied, so stay away from alcohol, menthol, and any potent essential oils and acids, including retinoic acid and ascorbic acid.
Ingredients to avoid in diet?
You should steer clear of salt, alcohol, and anything that upset your digestive system, which often includes gluten, spices, dairy, and sugar. Also, any medications that dehydrate your body can cause severe water retention on the face, so make sure you drink lots of water.
What product ingredients can quickly treat puffy eyes?
Unfortunately, there is no “quick” fix to treating puffy eyes as the body requires time to flush out excess water from our system. That said, using Vitamin K and Arnica to treat puffy eyes because both are known to help increase blood flow in capillaries.
Our favorite products:
Revision Skincare Vitamin K Serum
This serum can be used all over the face to help reduce puffiness everywhere.
Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes
Goldfaden’s MD Bright Eyes also contains vitamin K and arnica focused on hyper-treating the eye area.
In Fiore Vis Clair Supreme
Fiore’s Vis Clair Suprême is high in apigenin content which helps prevent UVA/UVB-induced inflammation, which has been used throughout history to address redness and swelling.
Futuna Skin Visione di Luce
Furtuna’s eye cream harnesses Lilac Stem Cells, visibly reducing the look of puffiness and combating the five forms of discoloration: black, brown, purple, blue, and red.
Panasonic Eye Beauty
This brilliant tool massages your eye area with micro-vibrations while gently releasing warm steam. All you have to do is charge it and set up the timer to your preferred length before you use it.
MegRythm Gentle Steam Lavender Eye Mask
These single-use eye masks are gentle with warm steam that soothes tired eyes and relieve tension. All you do is hook them onto your ears and rest your eyes for 10-15 minutes or so. They are perfect for anyone who sits in front of a computer all day.
Allegra Magic Globes
These stimulate blood circulation and oxygenate skin to help treat puffy eyes but can also help to relieve sinus pain, headaches or migraines.
ReFa O Style
This disco-ball is a multi-purpose massage tool that treats the delicate eye area and your jawline and décolletage. It’s the perfect size to cover the places you want to target without the need for lots of pressure.
Ranavat Kansa Wand Facial Massaging Tool
This wand has been used for over 5,000 years by Ayurvedic practitioners to heal and detoxify the skin. It’s made from Kansa metal, a mix of copper and tin, which is meant to be more healing than gold or silver and helps increase your skin’s healing ability.
The de-puffing ritual we swear by.
Drink 32 oz of water.
The first thing when you wake up is drink 32 oz of water to rev up your digestive system and flush out any toxins. Staying hydrated will help your eyes appear less puffy throughout the day.
After hydrating, immediately ice roll your under-eye area with a roller or globes. If you’re traveling, using regular ice cubes does the trick as well. Cooling the under-eye area lessens inflammation and swelling by reducing blood flow.
Patch it up.
This may be the most important step in your de-puff routine, and you’ll see the biggest difference after this step. You can use the rollers or globes in tandem with eye patches to kill two birds with one stone.
Gua sha is extremely effective for clearing out any built-up toxins, allergies, and inflammation. When using gua sha under the eye it’s important to be gentle as the skin is thin and delicate. After applying facial oil, lightly move the gua sha from my inner eye to my outer eye and glide back to my ear down to my neck to deposit the fluid and toxins into my lymph nodes. Glide the gua sha on each side about 4-5 times.
Vibration and heat.
You don’t have to do this every single day but whenever you’re am applying makeup after your de-puff routine, you will probably do this. You can either use the NuFace Fix or the Solawave — the vibration and heat effect in tools enhances circulation to the skin, improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients.
The final step in the de-puff routine is sealing it all together with an eye serum or cream. Look for a lighter density eye cream to avoid milia or congestion.
No one likes puffy eyes and it can be annoying and frustrating but hopefully we have helped you in finding a solution and routine to de-puff.