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How to reduce puffy eyes

It’s a problem that usually strikes first thing in the morning – not long before we set out to face the world! No wonder so many of us long to do something about it, especially considering puffy eyes can lead to a tired, ageing appearance.

They’re often a symptom of too much salt, caffeine or alcohol in the diet or not enough water so take note of what you’re consuming. A low-carb diet can also reduce puffiness by preventing water retention, as will eating foods rich in vitamins A, C and E. If your eyes are painful, red or itchy, see a doctor as you may be suffering from allergies. otherwise, try these tips:

  1. Splash face with ice-cold water

  2. Place two slices of cool cucumber, sliced potato or apple on the eyes for 10 minutes

  3. Alternatively, moisten two caffeinated tea bags in warm water and place over eyes for 10 minutes

  4. Carefully pat a soothing eye cream with aloe and Vitamin E and keep it in the fridge

  5. Get some exercise. Fluids can build up under the eye when we sleep but boosting the circulation is the quickest way to get them moving!

  6. Very gently tap the under-eye skin to encourage fluids to disperse

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