Swelling under the eyes can appear at any age, and is annoying since the skin under your eyes is always exposed.
This swelling makes us look older and, in most cases, is a sign of fatigue and lack of sleep. It can also originate genetically, or due to water retention, allergies, or reactions to medicines.
If you suffer from this problem, here are some natural alternatives that can help you:
Potatoes have anti-inflammatory and calming properties, which help reduce swelling. You can slice a raw potato into thin slices and put them in the refrigerator to cool. Then place them over your eyes, making sure to cover the affected area. Let the slices sit there for about 15 minutes before removing them.
Cucumbers have similar properties to potatoes and are considered to be great natural remedies for anyone who wants to improve how the skin around their eyes looks. Repeat the same procedure used for the potatoes, but this time leave the slices on for 25 minutes.
Cold compresses can greatly help anyone looking to reduce swelling. Here’s what you need to do: Soak a washcloth or cotton pad in cold water and place them on your eyes for a few minutes.
Due to its anti-inflammatory substances, green tea is great at treating this kind of swelling. Soak two tea bags in room temperature water then place them on your eyes for around 15 minutes.
Resting is the most important step. You should get at least 8 hours a day. The fatigue that comes with a a bad night’s sleep is one of the main causes of swelling. If you don’t rest, none of these remedies will be able to help you.
You should also avoid eating salt, since it causes water retention. You should also drink lots of water.
If you normally rub your eyes, try to stop. This can irritate your eyes, making the problem worse. Since this problem can also be caused by an allergy, check and see if any of the cosmetics that you use are causing the swelling.
Always get a good night’s sleep and try to follow some of our tips. The swelling will reduce in no time.