There are natural remedies like purple tea that will get rid of puffy eyes and keep your eyes looking bright.
Say Goodbye To Puffy Eyes With Purple Tea
What Causes Puffy Eyes?
Puffy eyes are caused by a multitude of factors, such as the following:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Not drinking enough water
- Eating too much salty food
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Having allergies
- Inheriting certain facial features
- Getting stressed and other signs of aging
- High accumulation of fluids called edema
The list of reasons why anyone can have puffy eyes can go on. Since the eye area has the thinnest skin on our body, slight swelling can become obvious pretty quickly. Fortunately, there are handy tricks to keep your eyes refreshed.
1. Use Purple Tea Toner
Purple tea toner is one of the few natural ways to get rid of puffy eyes. The main ingredient of the toner, Purple tea, has anti-inflammatory, dehydrating, and vaso-constricting properties that help reduce swelling around the eye area.
Applying purple tea toner around the eye area helps:
- Tighten the skin
- Remove excess water
- Lessen dark circles
- Fight skin aging
- Moisturize the skin
- Restore your skin’s natural pH balance
- Lighten skin blemishes, and
- Even out skin tone
Trivia: Purple tea is a crossbreed of a common tea plant – Camellia Sinensis. This type of tea is grown specifically in Mt. Kenya region.
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2. Use A Cold Spoon
This is the quickest technique to temporarily get rid of those pesky puffy eyes. You can leave two metal spoons in the fridge overnight. In the morning, put the back of the spoons on top of your eyes. Let them sit for a couple of minutes until the puffiness subsides.
An alternative is a cold Purple tea bag. You can also simply place cold (placed in the fridge overnight) and used tea bags under your eyes for a few minutes. Placing ice cubes or pieces of cold cloth on top of your eyes can also help with the puffiness. Cold slices of cucumber or potatoes can work as well.
The cold temperature reduces puffiness by tightening the skin around the eyes while constricting blood vessels. Although this is just a temporary solution, it does the job well.
3. Drink Enough Water
One common reason for puffy eyes is water retention due to too much salt in our body. By drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, toxins such as excess salt can be flushed out from our system.
4. Stick To A Healthy Diet
Your overall health depends on the components of your diet. A healthy diet like consuming foods rich in Vitamin K can help lessen the appearance of both puffy eyes and dark circles. The vitamin helps boost blood flow. An increased blood flow, in turn, prevents blood from pooling under the eyes.
Food allergies can also cause swelling around the eyes. Check for possible food intolerance by monitoring your intake of the most common allergenic foods like seafood, egg, milk, sesame, peanut, wheat, and gluten-containing grain.
Purple tea can also help boost your digestion. Given its abundance in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, one tea bag a day can be enough.
5. Get Enough Rest And Sleep
Puffy eyes can be the first obvious sign of not getting enough shut-eye. When we don’t get enough sleep, our blood does not flow well and can collect under our eyes. Since the skin in our eye area is thin, the blood staying there can be very apparent, causing puffy eyes.
Watch this simple massage technique that helps get rid of puffy eyes in this video from Abigail James:
How do you get rid of puffy eyes? Share your tricks in the comments section below!