The Ultimate Guide To Depuffing Your Eyes


Puffy eyes - can’t live with them, can
definitely live without them. It’s no doubt that eyebags are the bane of any busy person's existence. Waking up with puffy eyes is typically a cue to hit snooze, but without having that luxury as an option, we need to find new and creative ways to depuff.

In this article, Dēpology will be giving you the best natural solutions, as well as unlocking all the juicy skincare secrets - you can think of us as the Prince Charming to your Sleeping Beauty.

How Do I Depuff My Eyes?

Before we figure out the best way to calm the puff, we first have to figure out why it happens in the first place.

Just like many of our skin woes, aging is one of the main culprits when it comes to puffy eyes. Our eye area is the most delicate part of our face, and the very thin skin is the first to show any signs of aging.

As time goes on, the tissue in our eyelids begins to weaken. Due to this, the fat stored in the upper eyelid falls and comes to rest in the lower. With this change in tissue comes a fluid called “edema” which is more likely to become prominent in the under eyes, thus leaving us with puffiness. Edema is also one of the reasons why our eyes look the puffiest in the morning.

There are also a few other reasons why you may have puffy eyes which include:

  • Genetics
  • Allergies
  • Too much/not enough sleep
  • Fluid retention
  • Excessive sun
  • An unhealthy diet

Stopping Puffy Eyes At The Cause

The best way to fix something is to stop it from happening in the first place. While puffy eyes and eye bags seem to be inevitable as we age, there are actually quite a few ways you can slow down the process and take care of your under-eyes.

  • Drink More Water

Something we should all be doing, despite the puffy eyes, is staying hydrated. Since we humans are made up of 60% agua, it’s not surprising that dehydration can be a puffiness trigger. When we are dehydrated, our body tries to hold onto as much fluid as possible.

It is recommended that males drink around 13 cups a day, and females drink 9. Of course, if you’re not a fan of water, you can also try herbal teas, flavored or sparkling waters.

  • Get Enough Beauty Sleep

Being sleep-deprived makes puffiness worse, so it’s ideal if you can get 7 - 9 hours of sleep a night.

Another little life hack to apply to your sleeping habits is to prop yourself up slightly as you sleep. Place a few pillows under your head to help elevate and avoid the fluid settling under your eyes.

  • Wear Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from the sun rays not only helps with discoloration, premature aging, and skin cancer, but it may also help to reduce eye bags and puffiness. It is recommended to get yourself a formula that is SPF 30 or higher, as well as water-resistant.

As we know, sunshine helps both our insides and outsides feel happy - we just have to soak it up in moderation!

  • Switch Up Your Diet

Salt is great, salt is good - but too much can be the root cause of your puffy eyes!

Salt contributes to fluid retention inside the body, causing us to puff up in all places; especially the eyes. Ideally, it is recommended that adults consume no more than 6g of salt each day, which is about one teaspoon.

So, next time you reach for your next snack, check how much salt it contains for the sake of your under-eyes. Another good way to avoid puffy eyes is to eat foods that are rich in both collagen and iron.

Adding some extra vitamin C into your diet can help your body absorb hyaluronic acid, which is an important essential acid that provides the skin with lots of moisture. Hyaluronic acid also helps increase collagen production.

Foods rich in vitamin C include:

  • Citrus (orange, kiwi, grapefruit, lemon)
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Strawberries
  • White potatoes
  • Red peppers

When it comes to iron, a deficiency can cause dark circles, puffiness, and pale skin. If you’re searching for a way to bring a youthful glow back to your appearance, try eating more:

  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Red meat
  • Dried fruits (raisins, apricots)
  • Wholemeal pasta and bread
  • Quit Smoking

Do you remember all that vitamin C we said was good for you? Well, smoking quickly depletes that! Wrinkles, under-eye bags, dark circles, and discoloration are all more likely to happen to a smoker.

Quitting smoking is not only great for your overall health, but your skin will thank you too.

 

home remedies to Depuff the Eyes

If all you’ve got in your kitchen cupboard is a spoon, some tea bags, and a cup, not only do you have yourself a relaxing cup of tea, but you also have two new ways to depuff eyes quickly!

  • A Cold Spoon

Simple yet effective - popping two (clean) spoons in your freezer overnight and placing them on your puffy eyes in the morning. The coldness from the spoons will help reduce the inflammation by constricting the vessels.

Just remember to wet the spoons before pressing them onto your under-eyes, or we might be in for a sticky situation!

  • Teabags

When you put the kettle on in the morning, be sure to use two teabags - one for your cup and another for your under-eyes.

Green and black teas are a great source of caffeine, which can have a positive effect on swollen and puffy eyes. They constrict the blood vessels which aids in reducing inflammation and puffiness, in turn making the skin look tighter and more awake.

Soak the teabags in warm water before popping them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Once they are nice and cool, place one tea bag over each eye to help ease the morning puff.



Under Eye Patches For Puffy Eyes

Wondering how to depuff eyes fast? Under-eye patches may be the answer to your prayers!

Facial patches, also known as wrinkle patches, have been all the rage these days. While these patches have a great track record of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, they’re also the perfect way to treat inflammation, dark circles, and puffiness.

Under-eye patches deliver an instant skincare boost; relieving puffiness and aiding surface hydration. They can be used in the morning or some may be worn overnight, meaning no more waking up with swollen eyes!

There are different patches for different folks; each targeting a variety of skincare woes. Since we’re looking at puffy eyes today, here are a few ingredients to look out for:

  • Black Caviar

Not only does this taste delicious on a cracker, but black caviar is also known for its powerful effects in the skincare world.

Black caviar is an emollient active ingredient that primarily increases hydration and moisture levels. Not only does it help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but this decadent delicacy also lowers inflammation and treats puffiness.

Black Caviar can be found in Dēpology’s Black Caviar Collagen Under Eye Patches.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

Possibly one of the most important ingredients in any depuffing patch is something to boost hydration. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and works to bind these water molecules with collagen. This prevents the water from evaporating and locks the moisture deep within our skin.

When HA is used under eye patches, it treats dehydration and gives our skin a good boost of collagen, which in turn helps depuff the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Hyaluronic Acid can be found in Dēpology’s Deepcare+ Serum-Infused Micro Dart Patches

  • Glycerin

Glycerin is a natural, fatty substance that attracts moisture from the air and to the top layer of the skin. Due to its low molecular weight, glycerin can penetrate deeper into the skin. This humectant plums the skin of the eye area, regenerates skin cells and reduces the irritation that causes puffiness.

Glycerin can be found in Dēpology’s Restoring Day Under Eye Patch


Microneedling For Puffy Eyes

If at-home treatments aren’t doing it for your under-eyes, a professional treatment called “microneedling” is often recommended. It involves tiny pinpricks from needles so the skin can create new collagen. While this helps with a range of aging concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling can also have some great effects when it comes to under-eye puffiness.

This treatment stimulates the lymphatic system and massages the face to stimulate blood flow, get rid of puffiness and toxins, as well as reduce muscle tension.

You can read more about the process of microneedling here.

Despite the impressive results microneedling has to give, understandably, quite a few people are not keen on the idea of causing deliberate injury to the face. Besides, one session of microneedling can cost you anywhere from $200 - $800, which isn’t exactly affordable.

In these cases, people often turn to microneedle patches. Despite the name, these beauty patches don’t actually contain any needles, rather, they use active skin ingredients such as hyaluronic and amino acids in a crystallized form, creating what we refer to as “microneedles.”

Just like other patches, the application is rather simple. All you have to do differently is press them on the skin for a couple of seconds to ensure the microneedles have slightly pierced the surface. Those teeny tiny pricks (which are completely painless) will prompt the active ingredients to get to work, allowing the skin to absorb all the nourishing and plumping-goodness the patches have to give. In fact, this allows for 90% more efficiency compared to other patches.


If you’re interested in trying some of these patches yourself, Dēpology has some specifically catered towards puffiness and brightening.


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How Can I Depuff My Eyes: A Summary

The best way to depuff eyes is to take care of your skin and body. Drinking more water, wearing sunscreen, eating the right foods, and quitting smoking can all have amazing effects on the skin.

What helps to depuff eyes at home can come in the simplest of forms, a cold spoon, black or green tea bags; even a cliche slice or two of cucumber can help.


Searching for moisture-rich products, like Dēpology’s Deepcare+ Serum-Infused Micro Dart Patches, that contain hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin can be a great way to rid you of the morning puff. Under-eye patches are simple, easy, and give you a good excuse to sit down, relax, and take care of yourself - and that’s what Dēpology is all about.