Eye puffiness can sometimes be a little tricky to get rid of. If you are experiencing puffiness around your eyes, worry not, there are many ways to eliminate it.

The steps below will focus on the best ways to reduce or eliminate puffiness around your eyes.


Take an ice cube and gently rub it against the swollen area. Try wrapping the ice cube in a paper towel or place it in a zip lock bag to avoid your fingers getting too cold. Also Consider purchasing a freezable ice mask. Such a mask fits around your upper face and is specially designed to reduce swelling around the eyes.

Topical Cream

Head down to the store and pick up a cream formulated to reduce puffiness around the eyes. One cream that works great for this is Hemmroidal cream. Such creams are designed to reduce swelling and inflammation. Upon purchasing such a cream, simply rub a thin layer around your eyes, repeat 2 – 3 times daily until the swelling goes down.

Cucumber Slices

Thinly slice a few pieces of cucumber, lay back, and place them over your eyes. The juice within a cucumber works miracles in reducing puffy eyes. Cucumber slices are also helpful in reducing dark circles and other skin conditions.

Hydrate Yourself

Remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Eye puffiness and countless other conditions can often be the result of dehydration. If the flavor of water bores you, consider sprucing it up with a twist of lemon or lime.


Prevent getting puffy eyes by getting plenty of sleep at night. Eye puffiness can often be the result of sleep deprivation. It is recommended that you get 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Lack of sleep and over sleeping can both be culprits of eye puffiness.