Learn about the simple and natural ways of how to get rid of Puffy eyes: Reduce eye bags or black circles.
How to get rid of Puffy eyes: Reduce eye bags or black circles
Periorbital puffiness most commonly known as puffy eyes is the appearance of swelling
around the eyes. This swelling is caused by the build-up of fluid in the tissues around the eyes
called orbits. The most common type of puffy eyes is often called eye bags and it is seen as a
minor swelling below the eye.
Puffy eyes have become a major cosmetic challenge for women over the years and a lot of
money have gone into products that can help take care of this seemingly huge problem and
still no results have been seen. In this article, we bring to you a very ordinary, cost-effective
and everyday household item which has been completely overlooked but has proved
effective in managing puffy eyes. That item is Vaseline; yes your common Vaseline which
you have tubes of it lying around your house or in your bags. Vaseline is not only effective as
a lip balm but can, in fact, be used to clear puffy eyes. Vaseline is a lubricant and due to its
qualities as a lubricant acts as a moisture barrier thereby retaining moisture within the skin,
blocking the skin pores from outside environment thereby maintaining the suppleness of the
Some interesting facts about Vaseline
Vaseline is a semi-solid compound of hydrocarbons gotten naturally from petroleum; it can
be called in other words petroleum jelly. Vaseline also has an awesome characteristic, in that
it glows bright blue when put through a black light, awesome right!!
Well, all these scientific facts pale in comparison to its benefits. Do you know that Vaseline
can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines? Yes, wrinkles!! And this just keeps getting better;
Vaseline is used to cure dry skin, chapped lips and even heal wounds. The product is also
used to soothe burn wounds. With all these wonderful benefits of Vaseline, let’s come to how
it helps take care of puffy eyes. We all know that the eyes are a very important part of
personality. The eyes on its own can be used to communicate; it is so important that it can tell
someone what kind of person we are. S a great philosopher once said " the eyes are the
window to our souls" Having puffy eyes effects the perception people have of you. With
puffy eyes, although you might be young and energetic, you will come across to people as
tired and old. Since Vaseline has the ability to remove wrinkles and helps maintain a supple
skin, it has also proven to be good for puffy eyes according to several reports from persons
who have been using it as a remedy for years.
How to apply Vaseline for puffy eyes
Before you go to sleep at night wash your face with clean water. If you have any other face
cleaning routine you can do that. After your face has been cleaned, take some Vaseline jelly
and rub on the skin underneath your eyes, gently massage the Vaseline on that part of the skin
all the way to the crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. Once this is done, you will see a
light sheen. The idea is that the Vaseline will retain the moisture in your skin and prevent it
from sagging. This procedure is done before going to bed because that is when our skins go
into repair mode.
Vaseline when mixed with other products such as honey, aloe vera, rose oil, wheat gram etc.
also, serve as a very effective skin care product. Products like honey and aloe vera have
antiseptic and anti-aging qualities and together with Vaseline makes a good face mask.
You can try some of these remedies at home.
- Melt 2tbs of Vaseline
- Add 1tbs of almond oil and honey
- Add the egg yolk only to the mixture
- Apply on your face and leave for 30minutes
- Wash off with water
You can also try this other remedy involving Vaseline and aloe vera. Just melt 1tbs
spoon of Vaseline and add 1tbs of aloe vera and then mix. Apply around the eye area
and leave for 20minutes then wash off. Use this remedy twice a week and be amazed
at the results.
Now you see, the so ordinary Vaseline is not as ordinary as you thought,
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