potatoes, spuds, potato, spud

potatoes, spuds, potato, spud

Puffy eyes are the worst. They can be caused by so many reasons – allergies, ugly crying, too many drinks over the weekend, or just a really crappy night’s sleep. Plus they’re really hard to cover up, even when you’ve slapped on the thickest concealer you can find. We don’t have too much time in the mornings, what with hitting the snooze button six times and all, but getting rid of those puffy eyes is a must if you’re going to look like you’ve had any beauty sleep at all. So here are 5 ways to de-puff your eyeballs in five minutes or less…    

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  Spooning   Not your other half, your eyes. Leave two clean teaspoons in the freezer and press them gently against your eyes for a few minutes on majorly puffy mornings. Just be sure to give them a rinse before you do.    
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      Teabags   Put two teabags in a mug of hot water for a minute, and let them cool to a safe, room temperature. Then apply them to your eyes for a few minutes. The natural caffeine in tea will immediately help reduce the swelling around your eyes.    
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  Cucumbers   This veg has some natural astringent elements that help depuff the eyes thanks to the cooling sensation.
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  Raw egg white   Crack open an egg and separate the yolk from the white. Apply some of the white directly to the skin underneath your eyes. Let it dry for a few minutes and then rinse it off with cold water, patting the skin dry. It’s an instant perk-me-up for your eyes.    
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  Potato Slices   Just in case you don’t have cucumber handy and you’ve drank all the tea, raw slices of potato work just the same as cucumber. The astringent properties in a spud slice work to reduce swelling and irritation, pop them on for five mins and you’re ready to go!