12 Ways To Reduce Morning Puffiness And Look Well-Rested

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

Just like bad hair days have ruined many perfect dates, puffy eyes can make you look sleep deprived, and ruin your perfect pictures too. Even if it is harmless health-wise, no one wants to be in a picture where they have bags under your eyes. So, how to make sure puffy eyes don’t bother you when you wake up? Well, we are here to help you with that. Read on to know them all!

1. Try Eating Yogurt

Try Eating Yogurt
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The beneficial bacteria in our intestine can be increased by consuming fermented foods and beverages. It’s a virtuous cycle: this helps reduce puffiness and bloating. Greek yogurt with no sugar and live cultures is the quickest and easiest meal to prepare. To make a nutritious and delicious snack, add some berries or chopped fruit. You can also try fermented tea, milk, kombucha, and kimchi.

2. Apply Eye Patches Correctly

Apply Eye Patches Correctly
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Using eye patches under your eyes is a great idea. When applied with the wider end towards the inner eyelid corner and the tapered end towards the outside, fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced. However, when turned the opposite way around, it can be used to combat puffiness.

3. Sleep With A High Cushion

Sleep With A High Cushion
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Adding an extra cushion to your regular one will help prop your head up, preventing excess fluid from accumulating. As a bonus, this will aid in reducing morning puffiness.

4. Don’t Oversleep

Don't Oversleep
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An individual’s fluid retention levels may rise or fall depending on how much sleep they receive each night. When you are lying down for longer periods, more water will be retained in your face.

5. Don’t Overuse Night Creams

Don't Overuse Night Creams
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The under-eye cosmetics we use might sometimes be the culprits in the morning when we wake up with puffy eyes. Maintaining moisture levels is a good idea, but using too much cream might have the opposite effect and promote puffiness. Because our skin has a limited absorption capacity, using too much eye cream can lead to irritation, congestion, impaired lymphatic drainage, and water retention, all of which contribute to the appearance of puffy eyes. If you want to avoid these side effects, use no more than a pea’s worth of cream.

6. Keep Your Creams Away From The Lash Line

Keep Your Creams Away From The Lash Line
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Applying moisturizer too close to the lash line is another common error. It’s best to apply the cream in small dots around the eyes and then gently massage or push it into the skin. If you want to minimize the likelihood of eye puffiness, it’s best to invest in a soft-textured eye cream.

7. Apply An Egg Mask

Apply An Egg Mask
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A mask made of egg white may be used to minimize puffiness and firm the skin around your eyes. Just apply one egg white that has been beaten until it produces white stiff peaks under your eyes for 20 minutes.

8. Shower With Cooler Temperature Water

Shower With Cooler Temperature Water
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If you take a shower with hot water, you may notice that your face seems puffy afterward. Always remember to splash your face with cold water after you’re done showering. The swelling should subside as a result.

9. Go For Morning Exercises

Go For Morning Exercises
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Regular exercise improves overall blood flow, which benefits the entire body, including the face. As a bonus, it aids the kidneys in the excretion of any surplus salt and fluid from the body. Hence, doing some cardiovascular exercise first thing in the morning, like going for a run or riding a bike, may help your eyes seem less puffy.

10. Drink A Lot Of Water

Drink A Lot Of Water
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Dehydration causes the body to save water. This leads to swelling all over the body, including the face. One of the most effective strategies to reduce puffiness is to drink more water throughout the day.

11. Apply A Clay Mask

Apply A Clay Mask
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Clay masks are well-known for their exfoliating properties and their effectiveness against oily skin, acne, and other skin issues. Nevertheless, clay masks are beneficial for puffiness as they have an absorbent action and boost microcirculation.

12. Give Jade Rollers A Try

Give Jade Rollers A Try
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It is well known that jade rollers are effective in reducing morning puffiness. By gently exfoliating the affected area, this treatment may boost blood flow to the area. Although there is no scientific evidence to support their claim that they are beneficial in increasing blood flow and refreshing under-eye skin.

Even though puffy eyes are not harmful, they can make you look tired. Thankfully these tricks will help you fight the underlying cause behind puffy eyes and help your eyes look brighter and sparkly. So which of these tricks do you like the most? Let us know in the comments section!

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