Swollen eyes might be disturbing aesthetically. Yet, many people wake up every morning with puffy eyes. Swollen upper eyelids and bags under the lower lids might cause you to look tired and under the weather, which is often unexpected. However, some methods, treatments, and remedies might be able to fix this problem, promoting healthier-looking eyes and improve your entire physical beauty.
Helping swollen eyelids to go down
By applying compresses
Compresses is one of effective treatments for swollen eye, and this treatment can be easily applied at home at any time. However, cold compress is more recommended for swollen eyes than the warm one. Cold compress will constrict the blood vessels, triggering the swelling to go down, while the warm compress promotes blood supply to the site, causing it to swell more, instead.
To help a swollen eyelid with cold compress, you can use either an ice pack or a towel soaked in cold water. If you are using an ice pack, wrap it with a towel before applied to prevent the skin to burn. Put the ice pack onto the affected eyelid for 15 to 20 minutes. Re-apply after taking a break for 10 to 15 minutes.
Steaming a swollen eyelids with steam from some chamomile tea bags diluted in hot boiled water will be very helpful in reducing the swelling effect. This treatment is beneficial for swollen eyes caused by irritation and accompanied by itching, since the steam from the tea bags has a soothing effect. Besides, tea also contains a high level of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory which are beneficial in reducing swelling. To do the steaming method, boil a pan of water and put it into a large bowl. Put 2 or 3 bags of chamomile tea into the water and put your face over the bowl. Cover the back of the head with a towel to get the maximum steam effect. Do this for 15 minutes and repeat twice a day. You can also put the tea bags on your eyelids. Be gentle, as it might be really hot and may cause burns.
Medications, especially ones containing anti-inflammatory will be a helpful remedy to help with a swollen eyelid. Choose medications with ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory to help swollen eyelids to go down. An antibiotic drop will also make your swelling go down. Drop it sufficiently on the affected eye and repeat as directed to get the swelling down.
Using cold teaspoons
For an instant relief which reduces the itching and burning sensation which come with swollen eyelids, stainless teaspoons which have been placed in the fridge overnight can be helpful. This has similar function with the cold compresses, yet with much simpler application method and less mess to prepare. To use this, you need to place stainless spoons in the fridge from 6 to 8 hours. In the morning, put the spoons over the swollen eyelids and let it sit for some minutes. Repeat the treatment twice of third times a day until the swelling subsides.
Using sliced cucumber
Cucumber has a soothing property, which is very useful for reducing swelling effects. To use sliced cucumbers, you need to put a slice over the swollen eyelids for 15 minutes. Repeat the treatment until the swelling goes down.
Instant help for swollen eyelids from crying
Swollen eyes is not only caused by infection. Crying for a long period tend to trigger swollen eyelids, as well. This will cause distraction to your entire appearance and hence, you might need some helps to treat it fast.
- Soak your index finger in iced water or put it for some minutes on an ice cube. Afterwards, gently press the swollen eyelids with the cold finger. This simple method can be used to help minimizing swelling on either the upper or lower eyelids.
- If you do not have overnight to relieve the effect of swollen eyelids, concealer application might be useful. Swatch a thin layer of concealer under the eye or on the upper eyelid. This application will reduce the appearance of bagged eyes and swollen eyelids, especially caused by crying.