Many busy moms battle the bulge under their eyes as their hectic schedules leave little time for rest and relaxation. Under-eye puffiness is a common, yet not desired, occurrence. If you want to reduce your puff, try a few effective techniques designed to reduce your under-eye puffiness and allow you to keep your lower lids flat and happy.
Change How You Sleep
The best way to reduce your under-eye puffiness is get adequate rest. Many moms burn the candle at both ends and their eyes pay the price. If you can, get your recommended eight hours, and you will likely see a puffiness reduction. Also, consider modifying your sleeping position. If you sleep on your back, you can cut down on the swelling that gathers directly under your eyes.
Staying hydrated reduces puffiness all over your body, including in your eyes. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not only will this help your eye puff, but it may even make it easier for you to drop a few pounds as you may effectively decrease your overall water retention.
Ice It Up
Ice is ideal for reducing swelling. Give your eyes a chilly treatment by placing a cold compress over them and letting it stay for 30 minutes. If your eyes get too chilled, give them a break and then replace the compresses back after they have warmed slightly.
Chill Your Eye Serum
If you already use eye serum to reduce wrinkles or improve skin tone, allow the potion to do double duty by chilling the concoction. Store your product in the refrigerator to keep it pleasantly cool. As you spread the chilly serum on your eyes, it will not only do its intended duty, but it will also cut down on your puffiness.
Tap Around Your Eyes
A simple and cost-free way to give your eyes a youthful and puff-free look is to tap around them. Many women swear by tapping swollen areas to promote blood flow and improve circulation. If your eyes are looking a bit puffy, tap at them with your index fingers. The rhythmic tapping will likely feel good and the economical solution to your puffiness problem just might do its duty.
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