16 effective recipes to relieve puffiness under the eyes
Swelling under the eyes is a very big problem for women, which is not only a cosmetic defect, but also often a signal of some kind of disease, disorders in the body.
How to remove swelling from the face – we asked this question to nephrologists and urologists. REACTION COLADY shares the expert answers with you.
COLADY Magazine warns! Self-medication is dangerous to your health. This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a guide to action.
Why do puffiness under the eyes and swelling of the face often appear?
If puffiness under the eyes began to appear in you quite recently, and they look like small swelling in the morning, disappearing by noon or in the evening, then you need to exclude from your life harmful factors that can provoke their formation. Main reasonsfor which swelling under the eyes may appear:
- Insufficient time to sleep at night, chronic fatigue, sleeping on a high pillow, sleeping in an uncomfortable position.
- Unbalanced diet, an abundance of fried, spicy, salty foods, alcohol.
- Stress, anxiety, depression, fears, unpleasant thoughts and worries.
- Smoking, including secondhand smoke.
- Excessive amount of ultraviolet radiation, excessive tanning.
- The use of low-quality cosmetics, as well as cosmetics that are not intended for the area around the eyes.
- Overweight, obesity, an abundance of white bread, sugars in the diet.
- Drinking plenty of fluids and eating at night.
“Why does the face swell?” – every day nephrologists hear this question from patients at the reception. Unfortunately, there is no definite answer. The reasons are individual.
A nephrologist talks about the causes and methods of diagnosing facial edema Asiyat Dibirova
Facial edema with kidney disease is a fairly common occurrence.
There are many reasons for edema: problems with the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, deficiency conditions and, of course, kidney disease.
If you get up in the morning you see swelling of your face, it is first of all recommended to consult a nephrologist.
A set of surveys will be carried out, such as:
- blood biochemistry for total protein;
- electrolyte balance;
- thyroid hormones;
- urine for microalbuminuria.
Instrumental studies, ultrasound of the kidneys, thyroid gland are also recommended. After all, edema can be protein-free when the level of total protein in the blood is reduced. There may be edema associated with electrolyte imbalance, the reason in this case is also in the kidneys.
How to remove facial swelling? Nephrologist’s answer
Recommendations can only be given by conducting research and identifying the cause. And then removing it. From general recommendations, only a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, exclusion from the diet of fatty, salty or highly peppery foods.
The best recipes for puffiness under the eyes
If puffiness under the eyes bothers you and you want to get rid of them, use the advice of traditional medicine, which we provide below.
- Contrasting compresses on the eye area.
A compress will help relieve swelling from the face. For compresses, it is necessary to brew any dry herb (chamomile, parsley, oak bark, mint, eyebright, sage, cornflower, linden blossom, or black, green tea are best suited for these purposes) at the rate of 2 teaspoons for half a glass of boiling water. When the infusion has cooled, divide it into two parts, add 3-4 ice cubes to one of them. Moisten cotton pads in a warm infusion, apply to the eye area for 1 minute. Then moisten cotton pads in a cold infusion, apply to the eyes. So alternate compresses 5-6 times, always ending with a cold one. Perform the procedure daily. These compresses can be done in the morning, or better, in the evening, before bed.
- Camphor night cream…
If in the morning almost every day you observe puffiness under the eyes, then you can prepare an excellent remedy for their prevention – an eye cream with camphor oil. To prepare the cream, mix the interior unsalted pork fat (melted in a water bath) and camphor oil – both ingredients, one tablespoon each. Pour the mixture into a glass jar with a tight lid, store the cream in the refrigerator. To prevent morning edema under the eyes, apply a thin layer of the cream to the eye area before going to bed.
- Express compresses from frozen vegetables…
Cut cucumber, potatoes into slices, freeze. For compresses, cut one plate taken from the freezer in half, put it in thin gauze napkins and immediately put it under the eyes, in the place where the swelling appears. Keep the compresses for 3-5 minutes.
Important warning: Never apply very cold compresses from the freezer to the eyeball area!
- Cucumber and lemon compress…
Mix one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon and cucumber juice. Moisten cotton pads with this liquid and put them on the area under the eyes, keep for 4-5 minutes.
- Cucumber edema express compress.
Cut the cucumber out of the refrigerator into slices. Apply cucumber slices to the area under the eyes, hold the compress for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Compress from edema from tea…
Pour boiling water over two tea bags (this can be black tea, green tea, or better, chamomile tea). Remove the bags from the boiling water after 30 seconds, squeeze out a little and place them on a saucer in the freezer. After 10 minutes, apply these bags to the area of edema under the eyes, lie down with them for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Raw potato compresses…
Raw potatoes can be grated or simply cut into thin slices. Put the gruel of the grated potato on two small gauze napkins and apply to the area under the eyes. Slices of raw potatoes can be placed directly on the skin of the eyelids and under the eyes, with gauze wipes on top. Potato compresses can be made daily, in the morning or in the evening, and kept for 5 to 15 minutes.
- Compress of potatoes, boiled “in their uniforms”…
For a compress, boil a whole, cleanly washed potato in a peel in advance, cool in the refrigerator. For a compress, you need to cut off slices of potatoes and put them on the area of edema for 10 minutes. After the compress, you need to lubricate the area around the eyes with a suitable eye cream.
- Parsley leaf compress…
For the compress, use two tablespoons of chopped parsley. Squeeze the herbs with a fork to release the juice, then place them on two small wet gauze wipes, apply to the area under the eyes (parsley – to the skin). Keep the compress for 8-10 minutes.
- Lotion for puffiness under the eyes from birch leaves…
Take a glass of fresh birch leaf and slice it. Fill this mass with a glass of mineral water with gas, close the jar tightly. After 2-3 hours, strain (you can withstand the infusion for 1 night), pour the lotion into a glass jar and refrigerate. This lotion is recommended to lubricate the area around the eyes in the morning and in the evening, it can be used to make cold compresses on the area of edema under the eyes. The lotion can also be frozen in ice cube trays and wiped with ice cubes in the morning not only under the eyes, but also over the entire face, neck, and décolleté – it perfectly tones the skin.
- Sea salt compresses for puffiness under the eyes…
Make a concentrated sea salt solution, chill it in the refrigerator. For compresses, moisten cotton pads in the solution, squeeze out a little, in order to avoid contact with the eyes, and put on the area of edema around the eyes, hold for 5 to 10 minutes. After the compress, you need to lubricate the skin of the eyelids with any suitable eye cream.
- Horsetail lotions…
Dry horsetail herb (one tablespoon) must be poured with a glass of boiling water, and then boiled over very low heat for about 20 minutes. Cool, drain. In a warm broth, you need to moisten two cotton or gauze swabs, and then apply them to your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Store the horsetail broth in the refrigerator in a glass container for 2 days. Lotions with a decoction of horsetail can be done daily, in the morning and in the evening, they help to get rid of not only edema, but also from dark circles, bags under the eyes, nervous tics and eye fatigue.
- Lemon balm and white bread mask for puffiness under the eyes…
Squeeze the juice from fresh herbs of lemon balm (about 2 tablespoons are needed). Moisten two pieces of bread crumb with juice and apply them to the area of puffiness under the eyes. Keep the mask for up to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
- Mint lotions…
Fresh mint lotions will help eliminate swelling and refresh the skin around the eyes. To do this, mint greens must be very finely chopped, put a tablespoon of gruel on two gauze napkins dipped in cool green tea and applied to the area under the eyes for 15 minutes.
- Massage with olive oil.
Massage with fingertips with olive oil well eliminates puffiness under the eyes. It is not necessary to take a lot of oil – just lubricate your fingers with it. It is easy to drive the oil into the area of edema, tapping with the pads of your fingers on the skin, for 5 minutes (moving along the area of the lower eyelid along the bone, from the temple to the area of the bridge of the nose). Then wipe the area of edema with an ice cube, a cool decoction of any herbs or chilled tea.
- Gymnastics for puffiness under the eyes…
Put your index fingers on the outer corners of the eyes, when they are closed, gently fix the skin with the pads of your fingers for the entire duration of the gymnastics. Close your eyes very tightly for about 5-6 seconds, then open them and relax your eyelids for the same time. Repeat this simple exercise up to 10 times without removing your fingers from the corners of your eyes. After exercise, wipe well the skin under the eyes with an ice cube or a cool decoction of herbs, tea. This gymnastics can be performed up to 3-4 times per day.
To prevent puffiness under the eyes from appearing anymore, normalize your daily routine and diet, drinking regimen and sleep. Find for yourself exactly those edema remedies that help, and use them daily to prevent edema in the future. If you find that, despite all your efforts, the swelling persists, in the morning they are very strong and do not disappear even before lunchtime, then to identify the cause of the swelling under the eyes, you need see a doctor and undergo a full examination… Perhaps, in this case, the cause of the swelling under the eyes is some kind of incipient disease, which until then did not manifest itself with obvious symptoms.
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