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Looking Good - November 1, 2017

*-- 6 Ways To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes --*

Waking up with puffy eyes can be an everyday thing. Here are six tricks to getting rid of the bags!

1. Choose A Caffeinated Cream

Drinking a double espresso won't help under-eye bags, but applying caffeine topically can. Caffeine draws water away from the skin for a tighter appearance. You can place cool, moist black-tea bags on your eyes for five minutes or just use an eye cream that contains caffeine.

2. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a natural skin-tightening astringent. Soak two cotton pads in cold witch hazel and apply one to each closed eye for five minutes. Try keeping a bottle in the fridge, just in case.

3. Slice Up A Cucumber

Believe it or not, your mother was right - chilled cucumber slices are a good remedy for bags. They contain enzymes that reduce inflammation. Also, since the veggie is 90-percent water, it has an instant cooling effect.

4. Give Yourself An Eye Massage

If you've ever had a professional facial, then you know how well rested you look afterward. That's because most facials include what the pros call "manual lymphatic drainage," which is a massage that helps push fluid out of the area. Using your ring fingers, start at the inner corners of your eyes and slowly massage in a slow, circular motion to the outer corners. Then, move to your temples and down your jawline.

5. Cold Spoons

This low-tech solution is surprisingly effective. Place cold metal spoons on your eyes for three minutes to tighten up the skin. Another option is a bag of frozen peas - it'll contour to the shape of your face.

6. Hemorrhoid Cream

Sounds gross, but the main ingredient - phenylephrine - constricts blood vessels and shrinks under-eye tissue. Apply just a bit of cream to the puffy area, being very careful not to get too close to your eye.


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