5 Easy Ways To Instantly Remove Eye Bags



Us career girls have very busy schedules. Our working day starts early in the morning, and can end pretty late at night. And then there’s partying. A girl deserves a fun night out after a hard day’s work! But there’s a price to pay for it. Puffy eye bags. They make us look older and tired all the time. How do you get rid of them? Here are five ways to instantly remove eye bags.

Tea bags & cucumber slices

These are the oldest tricks in the book, the secrets our grandmothers passed onto us. They worked then, and still do now. So take some tea bags, or slice up some cucumbers, and while sitting up, apply them under and around your eyes for a few minutes. They’ll soon reduce the swelling.

Cold compresses

Another DIY trick is to use cool compresses. Grab a clean washcloth, and wet it with cool water. Then, always sitting up, apply it around the eye area using mild pressure. Wait a few minutes before removing it. And voilà. No more eye bags!

Get a massage

Sometimes, puffiness is the result of lymph build-up. What’s that? Lymph is a fluid that picks up bacteria and other unwanted substances in our bodies and gets rid of them. But sometimes, its flow gets stuck, causing a build-up. The good news is this is very easy to fix. To get the circulation going again, just gently massage your favourite eye lotion around the eye area, like Clinique All About Eyes starting from the corner of your eyes and moving inwards. Quick and easy!

Caffeine can help too

Did you know that caffeine can help tighten skin? This helps reduce puffiness and even helps with drainage. But don’t apply your grounded coffee around your eye! Instead, look for skin care products with caffeine, such as Olay Pro-X Restorative Eye Cream. It’s both effective and affordable!

When all else fails, try Neotensil

Neotensil is an innovative new product by Living Proof. It uses a mix of polydimethylsiloxane polymers (silicones) that when activated with a particular emulsion, cross-link to form a flexible film. This film then begins to shrink and tighten, reducing eye puffiness. The only side effect? A week’s supply will set you back $500! Use it only as a last resort!

Do you suffer from puffy eyes? How do you deal with them?


Featured Photo: Kayture

  • michelle

    try sleeping on your back instead of your side.. water collects in the sack like space under your eyes but will be more likely to drain out if you’re sleeping on your back.

    m. @ dritgirl.com

    • Giorgia Guazzarotti

      Michelle, great tip! Thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    I try to sleep on my back – it does work.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • Giorgia Guazzarotti

      Elizabeth, glad it works for you too.

  • Kasia Black

    Yay! Thanks for sharing. Why do you have to apply the tea and cucumbers and cloth when sitting up?

    • Giorgia Guazzarotti

      Kasia, it helps the build-up fluid flow away.

  • pat.

    I’ll try the first four. Thanks.

    • Giorgia Guazzarotti

      Pat, my pleasure. Let us know which one worked best for you.

  • Jocelyn

    Good tips! I have naturally sensitive and often puffy eyes from allergies and probably just genetics. My doctor doctor recommended a water based eye cream as opposed to an oil based one. I use Clinique all about eyes (not the rich version) and it has helped immensely!

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