Hey, mommies! We know you have been very busy since the new baby came home, taking care of the husband and the kids, and running errands so getting a quality 8 hours of sleep seems like a grandiose luxury. Lack of enough sleep can make your eyes look swollen. However, it is not just motherhood can give you puffy eyes. Other factors such as pregnancy, hormones, and fluid retention can result in baggy eyes. Well, the good news? You can now say goodbye to puffy eyes with the following tips:
1. Stay hydrated.
Did you know that when you are dehydrated your body is able to respond by retaining fluid? There is a spot under your eyes that is considered to be the main location where water is stored. It is advised that you drink a lot of fluids but alcohol and sodas are not included. Avoid consuming salty foods and include food rich in Vitamins A, C, and E in your daily diet to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
2. Get enough sleep.
Getting less than 7 hours of sleep won’t just give you dark eye circles but puffiness as well. Put your mobile phones down and shut your eyes. Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. As much as possible, sleep with no interruptions s this is the main reason why most of us get fatigued and swollen eyes. Sleep with your head elevated on a soft, big, fluffy pillow to prevent fluid from merging around your eyes as you sleep at night. Sleeping this way will make you say goodbye to puffy eyes.
3. Keep your skin moisturized and refreshed.
Find a perfect moisturizer for your skin to refresh, soothe, and keep it moisturized. You can also opt for natural remedies such as slices of chilled potato or cucumber, or try a mask of egg whites which is an effective remedy to tighten the area around the eyes while minimizing its puffiness. Eye serum and aloe-vera can also help in cooling down the area down the eyes.
4. Protect your eyes from the sun.
No, this doesn’t mean that you can’t go out in the sun anymore. Say goodbye to puffy eyes by simply wearing sunscreen whenever you go out because UV rays can affect the eye area and can even make the puffiness look worse. Pick the right sunscreen for your skin. You are not just protecting your eyes but your entire skin as well.
5. Go for green and black tea.
Green and black tea has caffeine which condenses blood vessels in the skin around the eyes while improving the circulation of blood. All you need are two tea bags in a mug of hot water, cool it down, and place on the eye area for about 20-30 minutes. Do this two times a week to tighten the skin under the eyes.
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6. Stay clean and keep away from allergens.
Keep the cleanliness in your home and make sure that your beddings and pillow covers are changed regularly. Using the same pillow covers for a long time allows the dust to accumulate of them. This can lead to allergies, itchiness, and puffiness, and irritation. Stay away from allergens that can prompt you to rub your eyes and can worsen the puffiness. Talk to your doctor and have it checked in case you experience extreme redness and puffiness in your eyes.
Nobody wants to wake up every day with puffy eyes and annoying dark circles. We all know how exhausting and demanding motherhood is but it doesn’t mean that we should stop caring for our bodies. If we can find time to take care of it, we should do it regularly. So, parents, most especially to moms out there, say goodbye to those puffy eyes by simply following the above tips. Remember, we need to look and feel good not only for our husband but also for ourselves.