Natural Remedies for Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

Do you wake up in the morning with puffy eyelids ? It is not only a consequence of lack of sleep (or the opposite) but it can be caused by poor diet or kidney problems. Take note of these natural remedies to relieve inflammation.

Causes of puffy eyelids

  • Allergic reactions to medicines, soaps or plants.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Conjunctivitis (contagious eye infection).
  • Styes (inflammation of the sebaceous glands that are near the base of the eyelashes).
  • Thyroid problems or Graves’ disease.
  • Herpes simplex (such as herpes zoster).
  • Renal problems.
  • Insect bites such as mosquitoes or ticks.
  • Eye injuries
  • Chalation (obstruction of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid).
  • Blepharitis as a consequence of acne rosacea or different infections.
  • Orbital cellulitis (infection caused by bacteria in the tissues around the eye).
  • Rubbing your eyes too much.

Home remedies for puffy eyelids

Among the natural ingredients to reduce the swollen look around eyes, the following are the most effective and recommended:

Cucumber slices

Cucumber is ideal for reducing inflammation of the eyelids as a result of fluid retention. It will suffice to place two cucumber slices on the eyelids directly for twenty minutes and remove with cold water.

Raw potato

Raw potato is a great natural anti-inflammatory. Put two slices not too thick over the closed eyes for about twenty minutes. You will notice the effects instantly.



Apply a very thin layer of pure honey on each eyelid for twenty minutes and rinse with plenty of cold water.

Drinking water

This is essential to eliminate fluid retention and help the kidney to expel toxins.

Cold milk

To deflate the eyes, soak two pieces of cotton in cold milk and put them on the eyelids for fifteen or twenty minutes.


Make an infusion with some branches of parsley and when it cools, moisten the cotton pads. Leave them for fifteen minutes and remove with warm or cold water.

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