Skin Care Tip Of The Week *easy and effective tip for puffy eyes*

Monday, October 3, 2011


We have all had those mornings where we wake up and think, " WOaaaa my eyes are SO puffy!" Bummer. Never a great way to start your morning.

What causes puffy eyes?

  • Dehydration. Maybe you had a little too much fun the night before. Time to hydrate with water...lots of it.
  • Too much salt and/or processed food in your diet.
  • Hormones
  • Lack of sleep
  • Heredity
  • Allergies
  • Certain medications
  • A more serious medical condition. If you have constant puffy eyes it may be the underlying root of something else. Making an appointment with your Dr. is always a good idea just to be on the safe side.
This week I am going to share an easy and effective way to help de-puff your peepers in no time flat.

Frozen spoons.

Place two metal spoons in the freezer or in a cup of ice. Place the backside of the spoons over your eyelids for about 6-8 minutes. Viola!

If this is your first time here, I included a few links to past skin care tips you may want to check out.

How to make your own natural exfoliator


What your skin is telling you


Common face washing mistakes


DIY green clay mask


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43 comments:

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Thanks for sharing - I would have never thought of that.

xo, chrissy

Lindsay said...

No way! I have got to do it. Yes, I do have puffy eyes some mornings--a very needy infant will do that to you. :) Thanks for the awesome tip!

Caroline said...

I love this trick. This tip requires the perfect amount of time to sip a cup of tea and enjoy ~ 2 songs for those days when I can convince myself to get out of bed ten minutes early. Starting the day in a mellow way instead of rushing around would be such a nice routine to fall into!

Jennifer said...

Ugh, I wake up every morning with thee worst puffy eyes ever. It must be heredity or somehting bc I don't eat alot of salt. I've never tried the spoon trick but usually lay a cold washcloth on them for a few minutes. It actually feels really good.

Shana said...

What a great tip! I amy just try that one today because I really need it :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I am so excited to read more of yours!

xoxo,
Shana

Alexa said...

Good God I can't tell you how badly I need this tip. Having a baby is exhausting!

Sarah said...

Wow that's really good to know. And everyone has spoons so this is so awesome!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

sherri lynn said...

Good tip! My eyes are super swollen and puffy today because I have a bit of a cold, so I'm going to put spoons in the freezer now! :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Cool! I will stick a couple in my freezer!

Speckled Owl and Fox said...

This is great! I love this tip! I will put some spoons in the freezer now.

Felicia said...

Another reason for a puffy eye problem.... A newbie who thinks that 5am is the appropriate time to wake up and demand foooood! Btw, Abigail wanted me to tell you to tell Max that she misses him! :) Haha! Love you friend!

Aimee said...

Love your tips. Thanks for sharing (:

Traci said...

What a great tip & so easy!!!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

So perfect...I will definitely be using this helpful tip! Especially on Monday mornings :) (if only I saw this before I left the house today!) xoxoxo brynn

theolivetree said...

love this! I used to use cold soda cans :)

Jessi Haish said...

love this! it definitely works!

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Bummer! I've tried this method before and has yet to work on me. Maybe I should just sleep more.

Jackie

Hilary said...

That is awesome!! I'm definitely going to try this soon! I look like a nightmare in the morning!

Kyla said...

Oh, this is a great tip! My mom used to help me with this when I was a kid - I just liked the cool spoons on my face though ;)

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What a great idea :)

Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said...

Wow, it's so simple, can't wait to try it! I love all of these skin care posts by the way!

natasha {schue love} said...

Great tip! I know I could use this from time to time...definitely!!

Marshall said...

thank you for this!!!

Nelah said...

I love that spoon tip. I do something similar that helps get rid of puffy lids. I dip my lash curler in icy cold water, pat dry and curl my lash. It feels soooo good getting my lashes curled while the metal parts reduce the puffiness of my eyes.

Kathryn said...

That's crazy! So going to try that.

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Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

So doing this! Love catching up on all your haps... 700 foloowers?! Dang girl. You're famous! :)

Lea said...

Oh my gosh! I love this post!! And I had no idea about the baking soda!! Thanks for the great tips!

Anna said...

Right immediatley after reading this I went to the freezer and put two spoons in the freezer to give this trick a go tomorrow morning because I ALWAYS have puffy eyes :( Its more to the side (its hard to explain). It could have something to do with the hormone thing though as after your previous skin care tips ive finally got all that sorted but it might still be balancing out. Your tips are lifes savers honest to god Lindsay!! Thank you :)

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

Dallas Shaw said...

Thanks- checked out your contest. Is there a giveaway to enter for one- or just the discount code?

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love the frozen spoon trick! Works great! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Anna Elder said...

ok i have question miss lady full of answers. :) what about puffy eyelids? my under-eyes don't really puff, but my eyelids are almost always swollen. i drink at least 32oz's of water daily. i recently was told that i had a severe sinus infection and had no clue that it was my sinuses making sick so i was thinking maybe it was my inflamed sinus. but…it's a daily thing. although they were more swollen while i was sick. it sounds like you're going to tell me it's prob. underlying medical issues…but would still love to hear your thoughts! thank you a million times. :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow, thank you for sharing this little tip!

Mongs said...

haha...this is so good! And cost nothing. I definitely need this.

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Um, going to put spoons in my freezer now!

Mallory said...

I love all your little tips! I definitely will try this!!

Sharstin said...

oh i needed this--like right now:) thanks girly~

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Great tip! I will definitely be trying this SOON! ;)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anna- Hmmm you know I don't really have a good answer as to why that is happening. It could be sleep position. Have you looked into that at all? It could also be a weird food allergy that you are not aware of. I am a big believer in getting tested for food allergies. It can solve a million things that you thought were unsolvable :)

You may want to make an appointment with your Dr. just to see if its something deeper.

Keep me posted. XO

Anna Elder said...

huh. never thought about food allergies before! and i don't have any that i'm aware of…or any allergies at all…which seems weird. i should definitely ask the dr. about that. thanks so much!

Meta Musings said...

Such a great tip!

Miss Lindsay said...

Another amazing tip! I'm on week 3 of the vit c mask and see such a difference in my complexion. :)

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