Partied a lot, slept little? Then big eyes are often the result the next morning. Quick help is now the order of the day. We reveal the best tips and tricks for puffy eyes.
Puffy eyes: these are the causes
If you want to combat thick and puffy eyes, you should first know the causes. Because who knows when and why they arise can also counteract them more easily. Puffy eyes can quickly make the face look tired and puffy. So it's no wonder that we'd rather avoid them.
Thick eyes occur when too much fluid accumulates in the tissue and the lymph is not transported away optimally. This can be the case, for example, after a short night and little sleep or after crying. The same applies to an unhealthy lifestyle and a high-salt diet. These swellings are usually harmless and will subside during the day. A distinction must therefore be made between puffy eyes that swell again and bags under the eyes. These are genetically predisposed and arise when the tissue sags with age and more fat accumulate.
This is how you can prevent big eyes!
If the eyes are puffy because you did not sleep well, suffer from an allergy, and have a high-salt diet, there are a few things you can do to prevent them. Above all, you must always drink enough. Best in the form of water, unsweetened tea, or buttermilk. Sufficient fluid intake helps to get the lymphatic system going and thus to avoid puffy eyes. It is also advisable to always eat a healthy and balanced diet and always use salt sparingly. Also important: to prevent swelling, always keep your head a little higher when sleeping. And wink more often - the movement should stimulate the removal of lymph and tear fluid.
Swollen eyes? These are the best tips & tricks:
Even if you always drink enough and eat healthily, it can of course happen that big eyes have formed after getting up in the morning. In this case, we have put together the best tips here and explain how the eyes swell quickly and how to best apply
The best tips for puffy eyes
Make-up tips for puffy eyes:
Do not cover swellings or bags under the eyes with concealer - this will emphasize them even more. Also, do not use light eyeshadow, this would visually highlight the (swollen) eyelids even more. For a slight lifting effect, apply only the outer eyelashes and let the kohl flow upwards at an angle. It is best to focus on the mouth and emphasize it with lip gloss or lipstick, this distracts the eyes from the eyes.
With this trick the eyes swell again:
If your eyes are big, you will be happy if you have already deposited a tablespoon in the refrigerator in advance. Alternatively, you can hold it longer under cold water. Then gently press the spoon onto your eye for about five minutes.
Also help: draining creams
Eye care with plant extracts such as witch hazel, Ruscus, Chinese licorice root, green tea, and caffeine has a decongestant effect. Mini-roll-ons with firming ingredients and eye pads prepared with active ingredients are practical for in between.
Mini massage for puffy eyes
This gets the lymph going: gently massage the area under the eyes with a care roller - from the inside out and down to the sides.
Do not use plumping eye creams or masks if your eyes are big. Stay away from compresses with chamomile tea, as the sensitive area reacts quickly to irritation