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Homemade Treatments for Improving Eye Bags

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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.

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Step 1

Use 2 cold spoons.
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

Use wet teabags on eyes.
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

Don't eat salty food such as fast food.
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

Use cucumber slices.
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

Ice cubes.
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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