Depuff Your Eyes With These Tips

Have you ever woken up from what you thought was a great sleep, only to find your eyes look puffy? Eye bags can be tricky to get rid of at speed, but not many people want to live their day-to-day life with a full feeling under the eye, and the many ‘You look tired!’ comments. 

Depuffing the eye can be done with a combination of techniques, but if you want a more permanent solution, you can get rid of bags under the eyes with surgery. You’ll be able to skip the depuff process completely!

Why do the under eyes get puffy? 

Several reasons cause the puffing under the eye. Typically, it is fluid retention, but it could also be crying, not sleeping enough, high salt levels, allergies, or there could be a medical condition. Some medications could also cause it. 

Do I need to get rid of my puffy under-eye?

No, if you are comfortable with how they look and feel, you don’t need to do anything to help reduce the puff. However, if they are excessively puffy, they hurt to touch, or they are causing you to be uncomfortable in your daily life, then medical intervention is a good idea. 

What are the best ways to help depuff the under-eye?

Luckily, there are many options for reducing the amount of puffiness people have under their eyes. Here are some of the most popular options. 


One of the fastest hacks for reducing the eye-puff in a hurry is by using cold spoons. Place two clean spoons in the freezer overnight, and in the morning, hold them against the puff. Just before you place them on your face, it is a good idea to add a moisture barrier between your skin and the spoon (water will do). 

The reason it works is because it constricts the blood vessels, which in turn reduces the puff. 

Although, you can treat yourself to some ice globes or other tools designed for facial massage. 

Eye cream

Not all eye creams are created equal. Look for an eye cream that has anti-inflammatory properties and those that mention ‘tightening’ or ‘firming.’ Antioxidants, niacinamide, caffeine, peptides, and green tea, along with some moisturization, are a great start.  

For those who want a more natural approach, aloe vera gel that is kept in the fridge can work wonders. 

Tapping & Massage

The trick to any under eye massage is to be gentle; the skin under the eye is very thin, and damage can be caused to it easily. Instead, gently tapping around the eye area with your fingertips can help with the depuff. 

Massaging and tapping the whole face will have a bigger impact and help with lymphatic drainage. 


For those who constantly wake up with puffy eyes, it might be your sleeping position. Being sleep-deprived is a surefire way to end up with puffy eyes, but your sleep position could be having an impact, too. Adding an extra pillow can give you enough elevation to help the fluid drain from your face rather. 

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