How to Reduce Puffy Eyes Using Cucumber

19 December 2017

There are many causes for puffy eyes, including allergies, genetics, lack of sleep, and, of course, a late night out. If you have chronic puffy eyes, talk to your doctor to determine the cause. If your puffy eyes are the result of a late night, there are many ways to make your eyes look more refreshed, from using cucumber slices to massaging the affected area.

Slice up a cucumber.
Cucumbers have long been used as a remedy for puffy eyes. They contain antioxidants that help reduce irritation and the cold reduces puffiness.  Put the cucumber slices in a plastic bag and chill them in the refrigerator (or the freezer if you need them in a hurry). Keep some sliced cucumbers in the refrigerator at all times for a convenient way to reduce eye puffiness at home. 

Place chilled cucumber slices over closed eyes.
You should be able to cover your whole eye with a cucumber slice, but if not, make sure that the cucumber slices are covering the puffiest area of your eyes. To keep the cucumber slices in place, you will need to recline or lay down. Use the opportunity to relax for a few minutes.

Keep the cucumber slices on your eyes for about fifteen minutes.
Discard the slices after you remove them; do not reuse. You may also want to use a damp cloth to wipe away any cucumber residue that remains on your eyes after you remove the slices.


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