There’s nothing worse than waking up with puffy under eyes. Redheads, like individuals with other hair colors, can have puffy eyes for various reasons. Puffy eyes can be caused by factors such as genetics, allergies, lack of sleep, fluid retention, or even certain lifestyle choices. Since redheads usually have sensitive skin which can increase puffiness, and it’s important to address the underlying cause, such as getting enough rest, managing allergies, and staying hydrated. It’s also important to remove allergens from your home and use quality eye creams daily. Here are five of our favorite ways for redheads depuff their eyes in just 15 minutes:
1. Cold spoon
Keep a clean spoon in your fridge or freezer and place it gently over your eye for a few minutes to help reduce puffiness. If you didn’t plan ahead you can try dipping a spoon into ice water for about a minute until cold to the touch and using that.
You can also reduce puffiness by applying ice or an ice roller to the affected area. Be careful not to leave it too long as you don’t want to damage the skin. An ice roller is perfect for this because you can keep it moving and ice the entire face, but regular ice cubs work too!
3. Tea bags
Applying tea bags to your eyes is a great way to bring down any puffiness. Green, black, chamomile, and calendula tea can all be used. First, you want to steep 2 tea bags in hot water for about 5 minutes. Then squeeze the excess liquid from them and wait for them to be cool to the touch. If you prefer them to be cold, you can refrigerate them. Lay down and place the tea bags over your closed eyes for up to 15 minutes.
4. Under-eye masks
Under-eye patches and masks are perfect for reducing puffiness. Find ones that contain things like caffeine and calming agents. For an added soothing effect, store your under-eye products in the fridge.
5. Aloe vera
A natural depuffing remedy that most redheads probably have in their homes is aloe vera gel. Apply cooled aloe gel to clean under the eyes. Massage the gel to promote circulation and help reduce swelling.
Rock it like a Redhead!