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3 Easy Tips for Puffy Eyes


Menopause is the gift that keeps on giving. Now, in addition to menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and weight gain, you may have to cope with puffy eyes. The make-you-feel miserable symptoms include redness, itchiness, watering, and swollen eyelids.

Fluctuating hormones can cause fluid retention in menopause. Other causes may include allergies, sleep deprivation, hangover, or crying your eyes out over some sappy movie.

Here are 3 easy tips for puffy eyes:


Your skin is inflamed, and applying ice can quickly reduce inflammation. Some words of caution: skin around the eyes is very sensitive, so wrap the ice bag in a clean moistened towel. The trick is to keep it on your eyes until your skin feels cool. Don’t leave on too long or you may damage the capillaries.

Chilled Cucumbers

You probably have some cucumbers on hand to toss into a salad, so this is a very cost-effective remedy. Cucumbers have good enzymes and astringents that not only reduce inflammation, but also tighten the skin.  Here are the simple directions:

  1. Cut thick slices of cucumber
  2. Put into the refrigerator for 10 minutes
  3. Lie down on a bed, couch, or floor and place the slices on your eyelids. Leave on for 10 minutes or until cucumber is warm.
  4. Repeat several times a day.

Cold Spoons

I had never heard of this remedy for puffy eyes, but it does make sense since cold reduces inflammation.   Follow these steps:

  1. Put 4-5 metal spoons in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place the back of the spoons against your eyelids.
  3. When the spoons feels warm, replace with cold spoons.

These remedies only offer temporary relief, so consult your doctor if puffiness persists.

How do you deal with puffy eyes?

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