The Eye Depuffing Regimen You Need To Try
If puffy eyes are your beauty enemy number one, you’ll want to read this.
If only we had a magic genie to grant us three beauty wishes, we could banish our so-called flaws in a snap. One such beauty annoyance that easily tops our list? Swollen puffy eyes, of course. Nothing says “unsolicited beauty advice please”, quite like ‘em. From TikTok hacks to eye patches to natural treatments, we’ve heard it all. The truth is, puffy eyes can be caused by a number of factors or several combined. They’ve also been around for generations. After all, treatments involving cold spoons, cucumbers or chilled tea bags weren’t invented yesterday. Chances are, if you’re dealing with swollen puffy eyes, your mom or grandmother could very well have, too! Thankfully, there’s help for that.
We’re getting real on what causes puffy under eyes and how to actually treat them.
We can’t address the root cause of puffy eyes without talking about genetics first. Do puffy eyes run in your family? If your mom, dad, sibling or extended family has dealt with them, puffy eyes may just be another character trait that’s been passed along to you. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot you can do about them other than learn to work with them, not against them. We’ll get into that more later.
If your swollen eyes are seasonal, they could be the result of allergies. For some, sneezing is a telltale sign of allergies, while for others, it’s eye rubbing, especially during the spring or early fall months. Why this matters: eye rubbing can makeyour eyes even puffier. The good news for allergy-related swollen eyes is that treating your allergies (and avoid rubbing at all costs) will help your puffy eyes, too.
Diet and Lifestyle
High-salt diet? Check. Late-night scrolling TikTok? Check. Crying during the latest ep of The Bachelorette? Check and check. So many factors like your eating, sleeping and lifestyle habits can have an effect on your morning face. A telltale way to know if it’s your habits that are causing your puffy under eyes? If they seem to improve by midday. It’s always a good idea to ask your doctor about your puffy eyes, too, since they could also be the result of a more serious issue, related to your kidneys or thyroid.
The Best Treatment For Puffy Eyes
No matter how you got here, you can find comfort in knowing you’re not the solo member of the puffy eye club! So many people deal with this issue and thankfully, talk about what has worked for them. The most common ingredient related to successful eye depuffing? Caffeine. Yes, it’s as simple as one ingredient. The antioxidant-rich ingredient is considered a vasoconstrictor, meaning it has a shrinking effect on blood vessels around the eye area and in turn, helps reduce swelling. It also works topically and quickly meaning you can see results when you need them most.
Our fave (okay, fine, we’re biased) way to get our beauty caffeine fix? With this cooling eye depuffing serum. It combines the benefits of a cold compress (also known to reduce swelling and increase blood flow) with the benefits of the GOAT eye de-puffing ingredient: caffeine. Simply roll it underneath and around your eyes in the morning and you’ll immediately feel its cooling benefits, while the roller ball helps boost circulation and perk up tired, swollen eyes. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid in this eye-depuffing serum, your eyes will get a nice moisture boost, too!
TIP: This caffeinated eye-depuffing serum isn’t just for your morning beauty regimen. Add it to your nightly beauty routine for a self-care moment that will help you reap even more of its relaxing and rejuvenating eye benefits.
Makeup tips for swollen, puffy eyes
There are a few makeup tricks to keep up your sleeve when it comes to learning how to de-puff eyes. This concealer hack helps pull a disappearing act on your under-eye bags thanks to an optical illusion. First, pat on this peachy corrector to even out the skin tone and banish any shadowy hollow lines. Then, take a high-coverage concealer that’s one shade lighter than your natural skin tone and apply it overtop of the corrector. Be sure to use a light hand to blend it until you get a natural, bright finish.