Deflate those eyeballs!

14 Apr

Anybody who knows me personally, would definitely back me up when I say I NEED MY SLEEP.

Without it, I cannot function. Without it, I look like death. Without my sleep I wake up with one of the most horrifying things that any  woman could ever wake up to: Puffy eyes.

I’ll save ”the importance of sleep” for a rainy day (which is never too long away when you live in Ireland), but today I feel almost obliged to write about this because for the past two nights I haven’t been getting much sleep so I will happily take this time to share with you exactly what needs to be done should you ever wake up to puffy eyes.

According to some people black eyeliner is holy grail for tired eyes, sorry to burst your bubble, but those rules don’t apply for puffy eyeballs so don’t even attempt it!  Perhaps a bit of mascara, that always does the trick right?

WRONG!

The best 3 ways to treat puffy eyes is to go straight to kitchen and look for the following:

1. Cucumbers: Lean back for 5- 10 mins with a slice of cucumber on each closed eye!  They’re cool, refreshing and their astringent  properties reduces puffiness.

2.Chamomile tea: Put two tea bags in hot water and remember to let them cool down in the fridge for about 10 mins before placing them on your eyes! Any tea works really,but chamomile in particular contains anti-irritants that soothe redness and inflammation. 

3.Metal spoons: This is my favorite! Before going to bed I would sometimes put 4 spoons in the freezer (expect the unexpected!) so that if I happen to wake up to puffy eyes I could just take two and place the curved side of the spoons on each of my eyes(replace with another spoon if they start to get warm)

Unfortunately, Some people cannot enjoy the luxury of doing this is the morning, especially when you’re pressed for time.

If that’s you, don’t worry there’s another solution! Just splash your face (several times) with cold water! I know this may be difficult in the mornings, but beauty is pain right? The cold water constricts blood vessels and this will help reduce the swelling and puffiness.

Now that you know how to deflate those eyeballs go get some sleep! I don’t want to be the reason why you end up applying this so soon! 🙂

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