Top 10 Tips for Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes are the bane of existence for many women (and men). That’s because the area around the eyes is sensitive and the skin surrounding it very thin so it can easily become irritated, red and puffy. Help is at hand though…

3 Treatments That Say Bye-Bye to Puffy Eyes



Reversa Eyecare For Puffiness and Dark Circles – Click to buy now

New Reversa Eyecare for Puffiness and Dark Circles combats two eye issues with a novel combination of 3 synergistic ingredients to fight against both dark circles and provide strength and resilience to the connective tissue in the eye area. Puffiness is reduced leading to a  more healthy and youthful appearance.


Preparation H With Biodyne – Click here to buy now

Used by those in the know to strenghten the eye area, Preparation H contains Biodyne to help eliminate puffy eyes. Biodyne, also known as Live Yeast Cell Derivative (LYCD) is only found in Preparation H from Canada. Studies show that LYCD accelerates wound healing and is biologically active on skin cells.


Neostrata All In One Eye Contour Serum – Click here to buy now

Designed for all skin types, this serum will help to fight against puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and crepiness. It really is a multi-tasking eye treatment.

Formulated with Matrixyl and retinol to fight fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin, Eye Regener is a novel ingredient that reduces puffiness while increasing skin firmness and tone. The formulation is rounded out with an arsenal of ingredients – MDI Complex, Sabiwhite and Cytobiol Lumin-eye to banish dark circles as well.


Many individuals who experience minor eye puffiness upon arising may find that this resolves on its own by mid-morning as gravity drains the fluid that has accumulated throughout the night. Here are more tips to help relieve your puffy eyes

8 Tips to Relieve Puffy Eyes


 Tip 1: Slow down skin aging

Anthelios XL Face Cream

Though genetics and past behavior (like excessive exposure to the sun) can’t be changed, there are ways we can help. Skin loses elasticity as we age causing swelling around the eyes. Use a good UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 around the eye area every day to help to reduce damage from the sun’s rays. Add in antioxidants to help protect against free radical damage.

Choose from a wide selection of Anthelios sunscreens or visit our sunscreen department to find a product right for you. Ingredients like green tea, Vitamin C and Vitamin E fight free radical damage and have been shown to boost protecition afforded by sunscreen. Try La Roche Posay Active C Eyes or La Roche Posay Redermic Eyes – formulated with 5% active Vitamin C, these under eye treatments help to boost collagen production and fight free radical damage leading to a more youthful looking under eye area.

Tip 2: Moisturize, moisturize

 Moisturizers help prevent dryness that may be contributing to swelling around the eyes. If this is the case, find one that you like and use it regularly. Hydraphase UV Eyes soothes and plumps with sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. It also boasts SPF protection to protect against UV damage. Keys Eye Butter Cream is an all natural formulation that reduces fine lines and tightens skin while delivering a glowing effect to the eye area.

 Tip 3:  Hydrate yourself

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 When your body becomes dehydrated, it begins to retain water. This can lead to puffy eyes. Ensure that you consume enough fluids – aim for 8 to 10 glasses a day and try to pay attention so that when you’re thirsty you remember to drink.

Tip 4: Eliminate or avoid allergens

 If redness and itching accompany your puffy eyes, then you may be dealing with allergies. Eliminate potential allergens which may include feather pillows, fabrics, face creams, dust, pollen or some foods. Take an antihistamine if you need to.

 Tip 5: Sleep with your head elevated

sleeping on bed

Sleeping flat and on your front results in poorer circulation and allows fluid to collect around your eyes. Sleep on your back instead and use a pillow. In some individuals, not getting enough sleep may cause puffy eyes.

 Tip 6: Limit alcohol and salt


Alcoholic beverages and salty foods may increase fluid retention which ultimately can lead to puffy eyes. Try to limit intake of alcohol and salty foods.

Tip 7: Resolve underlying health issues

Some women retain water prior to their menstrual cycle and in certain individuals this may appear around the eyelids.  You can help by trying to maintain hormonal balance – eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in glycemic foods. Exercise. Work with a qualified healthcare professional to correct an underlying hormonal imbalance if you suspect you may have one.

Certain conditions including high blood pressure, dermatitis, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid), orbital cellulites (an infection of the orbital tissue), chalazion (small benign tumors on the eyelids), kidney infections and thyroid disorders may all result in puffy eyes. Seek treatment.

Tip 8: Treat with cold

Cold works wonders to relieve puffy eyes and you may want to try cold compresses comprised of the following :
a. Cold water/gel masks
b. Cotton wool pads soaked in cold water or cold milk and applied for 10 to 15 minutes
c. Black or chamomile teabags soaked in cold water and applied for 5 to 10 minutes
d. Slices of cucumber, potato or apple slices