Puffy eyes can make you look tired and aged and it is obvious that you hate them as much as you hate Mondays. Puffiness under eye happens due to various reasons that include physical stress, hormonal changes, genetics, hangover, change in weather, sinus problems, lack of sleep or due to allergic reaction. Whatever be the cause, if you know a way out, dealing with this condition is easy.

Check out the most effective 8 ways that can help you get rid of under eye puffiness:

Water – Lack of water in the body leads to water retention that ultimately cause your under eye area or other parts of body to swell. So, drink at least 8-10 glasses (or more if you are physically active) every day to ensure proper functioning of body parts. Lessen your consumption of salt and cut down on aerated and carbonated drinks to prevent your body from swelling or water retention.

Cold Spoons – Keep 5-6 metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Now hold the round portion of one of the cold spoons against your eyes until it becomes warm. Replace it with other spoons in the refrigerator until they all are used. This helps provides relaxation to the blood vessels, this giving rest to your tired and puffy eyes.

Tea Bags – You can use black or green tea bags for this purpose, both of them are equally effective. Soak two tea bags in warm water for 10 minutes. Now remove and let them cool down. You can also keep them in refrigerator for some time. Once done, lie down and place them on your eyes one by one. Rest for 15 minutes and then wash with normal water. The anti irritant properties of the tea help prevent puffiness and redness under eye area.

Cucumber – Cucumbers are great cooling agent for the eyes and can be used to treat dark circles as well. Cut a few slices and keep them in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Now place them on your eyes and let them sit there for some time. Do this twice a day for good results.

Rose Water – It is soothing for the skin and helps your eyes cool down. Just dip two cotton balls in rose water and place them over your eyes. Relax for 15 minutes and then remove them and splash some cold water. This will definitely provide you relief.

Sleep in a Right Position – Make sure that your head is slightly at a higher position than the rest of your body when you sleep. This is to stop the fluids from moving towards your head as it leads to puffy face and sometimes headaches too. And drink a glass of water before you go to bed as eight hours of sleep tend to dehydrate the body leading to water retention.

Watch out for any Allergy or Infection – Sometimes, eyes get irritated due to allergens or infections. So, it is always better to keep them protected by wearing sunglasses or a hat. Splashing eyes with cold water once a day lends a cooling effect and prevent them from looking tired. For allergies or infections, you can get in touch with a doctor.

Keep your eyes healthy by following these suggestions.