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Quick ways to get rid of puffiness

Fed up of puffy eyes? Try these quick tricks to get rid of the problem.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 06, 2011 02:31 IST
Hindustan Times

Fed up of puffy eyes? Try these quick tricks to get rid of the problem.

1 Cool it off: Cooling agents like herbal tea extracts or tea bags are most effective in reducing puffiness. Apply patches of cold tea bags on your puffy eyes for 10 to 15 minutes for best results. Slices of cucumber and potato also help.

2 Salt control: Limit your salt intake, especially after 8 pm, avoid the intake of salty food and liquids.

3 Massage magic: Massage is very important to combat puffy skin. Gently massage your facial muscles and skin with vitamin E oil to keep the condition of your skin under control. It will increase the blood circulation thereby keeping your skin supple and glowing.

4 Product wise: Skin care products that include caffeine extracts, alpha hydroxy acids and retinol help in diminishing puffiness.

5 Home remedy: For a less messy alternative, place two metal tablespoons in the fridge and let it cool for a few hours. Take them out and keep them over your eyes for an instant soothing effect. This will help reduce the puffiness of your eyes.

HTC (With inputs from Dr Sachin Dhawan, Artemis Health Institute)

First Published: Aug 05, 2011 20:11 IST