Look and Feel Your Best Series: Banish Puffy Eyes

avoid puffy eyes interviewsGetting plenty of rest, the night before an important job interview, may be easier said than done. The excitement alone may cause sleeplessness. And it you're prone to puffy eyes, lack of sleep is not your friend! Below are some of my most popular, proven tips to help banish puffy eyes, and catch some needed Z's.

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1. In the morning, dip either two chamomile, green, or black tea bags into a cup of boiled water for 5 seconds. Remove the hot bags and then place them into a glass of ice water for 30 seconds. Remove the cold tea bags and place them on closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. All three types of teas contain anti-inflammatory tannins that reduce puffiness.

2. If you're out of tea, whip up one egg white using a fork or egg beater and apply egg whites under the eyes for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. This speedy remedy helps to quickly tighten loose, puffy skin.

3. Cut back on liquids before bedtime as this increases puffiness around the eyes in the morning. If you like to sip tea at night, see # 4.

4. Sipping calming teas such as valerian root or chamomile before bedtime are good choices if in need of a natural sleeping aid. But as noted in #3, drinking fluids before bed causes puffy eyes. A great solution is sleeping with two pillows, which keeps your head elevated, and prevents fluid from settling around the eyes.

5. Banish puffy eyes with age-defying Emu Oil. It contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce swelling and smooth wrinkles around the eyes. Emu oil is loaded with essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9), is fragrance, petroleum, and color-free, and doesn't clog pores. Massage it alone or over eye cream at bedtime. Emu oil is a transdermal oil, meaning it penetrates deep down into the dermis where collagen is formed. That's why it's great for reducing wrinkles as well. Find Emu Oil at health food stores or a certified brand at www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com at a deep discount price.

Now get some rest "bright eyes" and go land that job!

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Louisa Graves


Louisa Graves is a top Beauty & Age-Proofing expert in the media. She is the author of two doctor-recommended books revealing do-able tips that help us look and feel our best on any budget.

Louisa has appeared on myriad television shows including: The Doctors, Extra, Los Angeles KTLA News, Discovery Channel, The Style Network, and is a DIY Beauty Expert for Dr. Drew’s Life Changers. Over 500 radio interviews include: Sirius XM Doctor Radio, KIIS-FM, WGN-Chicago, and K-EARTH Los Angeles, to name a few.

Louisa is a beauty advisor for First Magazine, appeared on the cover of Woman’s World Magazine, and was featured on MSNBC.com, AolHealth.com, and WomansDay.com. Visit HollywoodBeautySecrets.com for her books and more information.

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Lisa Schenn

As a long time sufferer of puffy eyes this article is a god send! Very easy to use and I have all these ingredients in my house right now. Thanks again, Louisa! You are always bringing such easy and natural ways to eliminate annoying problems.

January 01 2012 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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