A common question I'm asked this time of year is how to refresh tired, puffy eyes brought on by the new season.
Along with the age old sliced cucumber trick (it works) there's plenty more natural, home handy remedies to help.
The astringent in slices of cool, raw potato helps to remove excess water from under eyes
The caffeine and tannins in cooled green or black tea bags helps to constrict blood vessels and stimulate circulation.
Chilled spoons or a simple splash of cold water will help to restrict blood flow and decrease redness and swelling. I keep an eye wheat pillow in the freezer for those days I wake up puffy
Cooled Chamomile tea contains anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties which help to revive and soothe tired, irritated eyes (I use this on cotton pads through my facials )
The antioxidants and flavonoids in cucumber work to reduce redness, swelling and irritation
Apply any of the above for at least 5-10mins but preferably 20-30mins to get the full effect
*Please note: Any acute, abnormal and severe swelling or irritation around the eye area should always be checked by your doctor