Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Puffy Eyes: Shea Butter, Salty Foods, and more

Alright, so I don't know about you but I have small bags under my eyes. They are not majorly noticeable, but they are annoying nonetheless. If I could, I would do without them. I have used over-the-counter eye treatments (e.g., Aveeno), night creams, avocado, and more to reduce the puffiness. However, the best treatment was right under my nose:

Sufficient sleep + Shea butter

*My sister also benefits from shea butter under her eyes.

If you suffer from puffiness under the eyes, perhaps this combo may work for you too? According to the first article link below, other treatment options include cutting back on salty foods and exercising more to reduce puffiness. I've also read in a magazine (and in this same link) that one should try sleeping on one's back with the pillow elevated.

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MORE READS:
BANISHING PUFFY EYES
PREVENTION OF DARK CIRCLES

NOTE: If your puffiness is hereditary, these treatments may not be as effective but are worth a try.


NEXT WEEK: Dark Circles

6 comments:

  1. It would be awesome if this works. I'm a college student and so sufficent sleep, is almost non existant for me. I'll definitely try this. Thanks for posting!

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  2. I am going to try that. I need to work on the sufficient sleep. Like Kerri, I get to bed very late..most of the time around 3 am

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  3. Sleeping with your head elevated can also help even if you're not getting sufficient sleep.

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  4. I've never applied shea butter to my face. I always figured it as too greasy and would make me break out. I'll certainly give it a try

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  5. @Kerri, Amina, & Vanessa: Let me know how it works out for you. Like Dani said, try keeping your head elevated as well.

    @Dani: Good to know that it actually works. Thanks.

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  6. That's a great tip. I'm definitely going to try that next time the eyes aren't behaving.

    Thanks!

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