6 Ways to Remedy Sleep-Deprived, Puffy Eyes in 3 Minutes or Less

Updated 05/04/19
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You’d think getting an adequate amount of rest and eating a healthy diet would make under-eye puffiness disappear, but alas, we still see bags underneath our eyes. And while these bags aren’t nearly as bad as the ones we encounter following a late night out, they can be just as annoying. Since we’re tired of people asking if we’re tired, we reached out to a few skin experts for a few puffy-eye remedies.

Use a Cold Spoon

Oneida Soup Spoons
Oneida Soup Spoons $10

Leave two clean teaspoons in your freezer, and on puffy mornings, simply press them against your eyes for a few minutes. (Just make sure you rinse them in cold water first, to avoid a sticky Dumb & Dumber moment.) Celeb dermatologist Dr. Brandt has even confirmed it does work.

Grab a Tea Bag

Kusmi Spearmint Green Tea $20

Drop two tea bags (unprocessed green or black tea is best) in a mug of hot water for a minute, let cool to a safe temperature, and then apply to eyes for three minutes. The natural caffeine in the tea will immediately help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.

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Double Tap

Gentle tapping can help reduce the accumulation of fluid under your eyes too!

Get an Eye Roller

All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage 0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage $33

A good eye roller packs all the powerhouse components previously mentioned: an icy metal ball, a caffeine-laced serum, and a pressing motion. Our editors put popular rollers to the test and found the best ones.

Try a Mask

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask $76

From P Diddy to Michelle Monaghan, everyone is jumping on the eye mask bandwagon. Why? They pack a powerful lineup of ingredients to de-puff, soothe, and hydrate.

Embrace Aloe

Aubrey’s Pure Aloe Vera $7

Cold aloe vera gel is another all-natural way to sooth and de-puff eyes, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Keep a bottle in your fridge, and then apply it just like eye cream.

Want more? Here, 13 real women share their cures for under-eye circles.

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