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Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags

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Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.
Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Puffy eyes can be treated with home remedies. Photo Credit Robert Kneschke/iStock/Getty Images

If you rolled out of bed with puffy eyes this morning, you don't have to spend the whole day wearing sunglasses. Puffy eyes that pop up suddenly are usually caused by fluid retention, says CNN Health. If you have chronically puffy eyes, they may be caused by an underlying condition, heredity or age, and may require a doctor's treatment. Otherwise, if your doctor approves, try using home remedies to treat puffy eyes due to fluid retention.

Step 1

Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Use 2 cold spoons. Photo Credit sanapadh/iStock/Getty Images

Place two spoons in the freezer for half an hour, then remove them. Place the spoons over your closed eyes for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Use wet teabags on eyes. Photo Credit winterling/iStock/Getty Images

Put two wet teabags over the eyes for five minutes. If you're worried about the tannins from the tea staining your skin, wrap the teabags in clean tissues before touching them to your face.

Step 3

Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Don't eat salty food such as fast food. Photo Credit bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images

Say goodbye to salty foods. Eating foods with a high amount of sodium, like chips, canned vegetables, popcorn and fast food, may cause puffiness under the eyes. Cut out these foods to reduce fluid retention underneath the eyes.

Step 4

Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Use cucumber slices. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Cut two pieces of cucumber, then place one slice over each eye for 10 minutes. Repeat as necessary throughout the day to reduce puffiness and swelling.

Step 5

Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags
Ice cubes. Photo Credit Evgeny Karandaev/iStock/Getty Images

Wrap a few ice cubes around a clean towel or washcloth, then place the bundle over your eyes for 10 minutes. The cold temperature will help drain fluid underneath the eyes.

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