Every girl over twenty-five ought to have a cucumber in the house.
Lots of under eye stuff you can buy, but does it work? Not much.
Op, puffy eyes are a build up of lymph fluid. In order to drain this you have to expand the vessels. Try this on a Friday night before you go to bed:
Step in the shower with the shower head spraying your closed eyes and GRADUALLY turn the hot water up to where you can barely stand it. Stay there for a few minutes. When you get out, your face should look lobster red/pink. Go to bed and sleep on your back. Once you get acclimated you can do in the mornings to get rid of overnight buildup. Ice just creates more buildup over time.
The body does not heal that which it does not detect as damaged. This will expand and drain the lymph and actually tighten up, it's those macrophages at work, the skin a bit.
I have posted this before but people seem to like to spend lots of money for cosmetics when good old fashioned free hot water will more than do the trick. It also works for dark circles under the eyes; it's those stimulated macrophages again.
Give him cab fare.
a good sound face-slap
I've always found that rubbing cum in my eyes helped detract from the puffiness.
Yes, R8. Nothing like a big facial to take care of all skin ailments.
R5, is it even worth doing if you can't sleep on your back? I'm unable to because of a knee injury and have to sleep on my side, but I'd love to try the hot water trick anyway.
Keep witch hazel in your refrigerator. Buy some cotton rounds. Pour witch hazel onto 2 cotton rounds and put them over your eyes for about 3 - 5 minutes. I like to lie on the floor with my feet elevated.
Or if you prefer to spend more money use Clarins Eye Contour Gel for $35.
I use Sudden Change "Under Eye Firming Serum." It's clear. Lasts all day. $10 at any drug store. Lasts all day.
r20, if you do it early on a Saturday morning when you don't mind looking red for a while it doesn't matter, you can sleep however you want as the draining and tightening will happen over the daytime. Once you are used to it you can do it every morning.
The trick is to acclimate to a fairly hot temp so the lymph drains and the body recognizes it as a slight bruise. Over time you will get less and less red.
Also, I use a tulle buff puff under the eye with a slick shampoo to slough off dry skin. I have found that all the gentle, gentle, cream, pat pat is way to fussy and actually creates lumpy puffy skin under the eyes.
Keep eye creams in the fridge. Amazon sells Asian eyelid glue and strips that work like Sudden Change but better.
Thanks R5/R24, I'm going to try this.
How long should the ice cold black tea bags be on your eyes and how long does the puffiness stay away?
r27, until they become room temperature and until they become room temperature.
I've tried virtually every under-eye treatment out there. This is the only one I've found that *truly* works (but note that you have to apply it *before* bed, not in the morning). It gets rid of of both puffiness and tiny wrinkles under the eyes.
For God's sake gents, take it easy with the hot water or you'll end up with burst capillaries
I realize this may sound odd, but I take diet coke cans from the fridge and hold them against my eyes for a minute or two. They aren't too cold, but get the swelling down quickly and it helps drain your sinuses.
r32, I've seen scalded skin without 'burst capilaries".
What are you talking about?
Sweetie, you're dehydrated. Drinks lots of fluids, particularly water, (target 64 ozs.) throughout the day, the earlier in the day the better. (Otherwise, you're going to up & down all night to go pee.) This allows your body to readily flush excess fluids/bloat, while keeping your organs (i.e., eyes) clean and fresh (and non-puffy in the am).
(Cut back on the alcohol - "Drinkie, Drinkie, Puffie Face.")
Lots of good advice here, but the best one?
If you can exercise and get sweating, you can get rid of them too. I'm sure many of you have noticed that your face has less puffiness/ eye bags right before you go to bed. An entire day of being upright, urinating, and exercising causes the excess fluid in your body to be pulled into the lower parts of your body due to gravity. Your feet might be a bit swollen, but your eyes wont be puffy. Hot and cold tea bags will BOTH work if they get the fluid moving. If your eyebags are a nuisance to you, try sleeping on higher pillows (to put you head higher than the rest of your body, and stop fluid from pooling in your face).
Why does the puffiness only happen around the eyes and not in other parts of the body like hands or feet?
R34, if you want to traumatise your no doubt aging, thinning hide with hot water that leaves you fucking "lobster red" then carry on, but others on the thread should be aware that by following your lead, they might end up with broken capillaries ("spider veins") .Tramatising the skin with extreme temperatures is not sound advice.
Does the cucumber slices on the eyes really work, and if so, for how long?
what about puffy anus?
r37, Actually the other places swells as well but it is distributed under thicker skin.
Think of the skin under your eyes like a pulmonary pressure gauge. When they blow up/bag, you are having lymph problems. That is why exercising and increasing body temperature, drains lymph by fluid redistribution.
If you have bags under your eyes it indicates more than just bags under your eyes.
[quote]Step in the shower with the shower head spraying your closed eyes and GRADUALLY turn the hot water up to where you can barely stand it. Stay there for a few minutes. When you get out, your face should look lobster red/pink.
So in other words, people will look at your first degree burns and ignore your puffy eyes.
r43, gradual acclimation to hot water is a proven thing that does not result in a burn. The redness disappears over night as does the puffiness.
I recommend testing this out on a Friday night so that the redness can fade. And no I am not recommending a first degree burn. The acclimation prevents this. You obviously missed the word in caps that you quoted: GRADUALLY.
But I remain bag free and spider vein free in a family where everyone has bags.
Hot water, not exactly the $100 serum golden-bullet most gays seek, but surprisingly effective.
Puffy eyes is an early sign of kidney disease. A lot of people with puffy eyes actually suffer from CKD and don't even know it.
If you have any other symptoms, might want to get it checked out.