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Our tips for decongesting puffy eyes

Swelling of the eyes can be a frequent phenomenon, find simple and natural solutions to remedy it quickly!

If you sometimes wake up with puffy eyes in the morning, you know it can take a long time before they return to their usual shape. However, there are plenty of homemade and natural tips to help relieve puffy eyes…

The cucumber

Composed of 95% water, the cucumber is the best known ingredient for deflating swollen eyelids. Thanks to its strong moisturizing power and the fact that you usually store it in the fridge, it is very effective. It also contains copper, which promotes the production of collagen. Place a washer on each of your closed eyelids and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Cleanse well before applying.

Tea bags

After brewing your tea, keep your tea bags and put them in the freezer! Place them on your eyelids in the morning for 3 to 4 minutes. The cold combined with the herbs in your tea bag will soothe puffy eyes. If you are used to drinking green tea, it is even better. It reactivates blood circulation and is an antioxidant.


Used in particular in the case of burns, milk has a soothing and repairing power. Soak two cottons of semi-skimmed milk and leave them on your swollen eyelids for about 10 minutes. Then rinse with clear water.

Cornflower water

Known for its refreshing and soothing properties, cornflower water works wonders on puffy eyes. Soak two cotton pads with cornflower water and apply to your eyelids, leave on for about 15 minutes. This floral water has been used since the Middle Ages to relieve tired eyes. Today it is very effective if your eyes are tired from screen time.

The potato

And yes, the potato is very effective in decongesting puffy eyes. Highly charged with water, it is indeed very moisturizing. It stimulates blood circulation and reduces the dilation of blood vessels. Mash two pieces of potato and form two small palets about 1 cm high. Wrap them in a linen handkerchief and apply them to your dark circles for about 20 minutes.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is a super natural moisturizer, it also has a strong smoothing power. Apply it to the eye contour area as a care product to regain a deflated and healthy eye contour! If you have sensitive eyes, add a few drops of organic calophylla. Healing and circulatory, calophyll will compensate for the potentially irritating effect of Aloe Vera on this sensitive area.


The fig

Figs are full of fibre, antioxidants, potassium, calcium and iron. It acts as an anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory on your puffy eyes. Place half a fig, which you will have placed in the refrigerator the night before, on each of your eyelids and leave on for 5 minutes.

Chamomile tea

If you don’t drink green tea, you may be drinking chamomile tea. Keep your brewed tea bags and place them in the refrigerator. The soothing, cleansing and antiseptic properties of chamomile combined with the cold will reactivate blood circulation around your eyes and cause them to deflate.

Puffy eyes? Look in your fridge!

You now know all about natural remedies to decongest your puffy eyes. You realize that most of these ingredients are already in your fridge or cupboards! Natural, fast and effective… What more could you ask for?

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