Woken up after the weekend with big, puffy, swollen eyes? Don’t panic; it happens to us all, and there are some amazing fast and reliable remedies that will de-puff your peepers to perfection in a matter of minutes. See below for Savoir Flair’s top three tricks guaranteed to restore your eyes back to their big, bright, beautiful selves.
Water retention can cause swelling and puffiness of the body, including the eye area, so if you wake up in a puffy panic reach for a big glass of water and knock it back! It will help flush out toxins whilst reducing the amount of retention, so try and drink as much water as you can throughout the day to help in the long term.
Try DIY Remedies
Puffy eyes are often the result of too much fluid building up in the tissues around the eye area, and one of the best ways to reduce this type of swelling is to apply a cold, cooling compress. There are lots of things you can use at home for this, including cold cucumber slices (which contain enzymes and astringent properties to help reduce inflammation and tighten too), chilled tea bags (any will do the trick), or cooling metal spoons. Whichever remedy you opt for, allow it to get really cold in your fridge or freezer, and when you apply it to your eye area gently massage it in to help de-puff.
Trust the Experts
La Mer ‘the Lifting Eye Serum’
Once you get your hands on La Mer’s new ‘The Lifting Eye Serum’, it’s more than likely that you’ll never use another eye product again. Ever. Combining red-algae technology and sea-based actives, it not only strengthens and repairs the delicate eye area, but it actually lifts and firms from the moment you apply it to your skin, noticeably lifting and supporting the eye and brow. Packed full of naturally derived ingredients, including kelp, algae, and marine peptides, it helps skin stimulate the natural production of elastin to rejuvenate and restore its youthfulness. It also comes complete with a cooling applicator that soothes the eye area whilst stimulating microcirculation. The result? Less puff and more perfect-looking peepers.