Tips To Get Rid of Under-Eye Puffiness


| LAST UPDATE 03/23/2022

By Lia Thomson
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Unfortunately, there are many factors that cause under-eye puffiness. - whether it be from a late-night study sesh, a PMS cry, salty food, or overindulging in a little bit too much wine. No one likes to wake up and feel more swollen than they were the previous day. Especially since concealer can only do so much! After all, it is meant for dark circle. Lucky for you, we have some of the best hacks to reduce under-eye puffiness. Here they are.

Let's understand what causes this unwanted consequence from a lack of sleep. Just like our stomachs do, our under eyes bloat - meaning they hold on to any fluid or liquid in the body. So a crucial thing to do first thing in the morning is hydrate, baby! Drink your lemon water, chug your green juice, whatever it is, make sure you consume a decent amount of it so your eyes can get the message to release some of the fluid.

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Another way to flush out that water retention is to activate the lymphatic drainage system. After all, circulation is the key to getting things moving and flowing properly. A great way to get this going is movement. A light walk, a quick yoga sesh, or even a full HIIT workout - any type of activity, will do the trick! After you are all sweaty, it's time to hop into the shower. But rather than soaking in hot water, turn the knob towards the colder end. Now, of course, it doesn't need to be freezing, lukewarm water will be fine. The reason for this is that 30-90 seconds under the cold water will shock the lymphatic drainage system to get moving. This step is sure to reveal a bright, smooth under-eye area.

Now that you're done with that refreshing rinse, moisturize your skin and grab your gua sha. The tool will help promote that extra liquid to drain - and for an extra boost, put it in the freezer for a few minutes to really reduce that puff. Another great tip is to put under eye sheet masks in the freezer as well, because not only will the cold help a girl out, but so will the vitamins and minerals inside the mask. Check out these Bright Eye sheet masks. And stay tuned for more beauty hacks!

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