If you are suffering from puffy eyes, then your eyes are tired. Many reasons can cause puffiness of the eyes: stress, lack of sleep or long crying.
The skin around the eyes is sensitive and thin with many blood vessels. Any of these reasons can cause excess fluids to be trapped in the skin, forming an eye bag.
Aging and fat deposits under the eyes are major causes of the eye bags, too.
There are effective and natural home remedies to treat puffy eyes.
Here are some of them:

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How to prevent puffy eyes

Use gravity

Sleep with your head elevated, that way you will prevent buildup of excess fluids.

Attack allergies

Often change and wash your pillow to reduce allergens. If you feel itching, try not to rub the eyes.

Reduce salt

Extra salt can cause water retention. Reduce salt in your meals and drink plenty of water.


This is the easiest way to get rid of the bags under your eyes. If your body is well hydrates, then there is a smaller chance of water retention, which actually causes many body parts, including area under the eyes, to swell.
For good hydration, you should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water, daily. Reducing of salt is a must, too.
Caffeinated and carbonated beverages also cause dehydrating, so avoid them if you can.

Tea Bags

Tea bags, or the tea, contains anti-irritant properties and can reduce swelling of the area around the eyes. Also, they can relieve inflammation and redness.
1. Put 2 used bags of tea in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
2. Put the tea bags on the swelled area, and leave them for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. You can repeat this a few times a day.


Cucumbers are the most effective remedy for puffy eyes. They have anti-inflammatory properties which will reduce the inflammation of the skin and the coolness will soothe the eyes.
Place two slices of cold cucumber over your eyes and relax for about 20 minutes.
This will refresh your eyes and reduce the swelling.


The potato also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Place the refrigerated potato slices over your eyes. Leave it for at least 20 minutes. You will feel the change right away.

Egg Whites

Egg whites are good at tightening the skin, so they can help remove the under-eye bags and also will prevent wrinkles.
Whip the separated egg whites. Add a few drops of witch hazel, it works as a natural skin tightening agent.
Apply the mixture under the eyes and leave it to dry.
Leave it for 15 minutes.
You can repeat this every day, for a few days.

Oily help

In chilled water, add a few drops of vitamin E and mix it. Using cotton pads apply the mixture on the eyes and leave it for about 20 minutes.
This method will help you to reduce the swelling on the skin around the eyes.