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    Puffy Eyes

    I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for how to de-puff eyes. Mine are almost always puffy, I've tried getting more sleep, drinking more water but nothing seems to work. I will normally use an eye mask that I keep in the fridge but it really doesn't help much. Plus when I go out of town I don't have that option. Any products that help de-puff? I've tried a few and wasn't really impressed. Hoping someone else might have advice?

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    Re: Puffy Eyes

    I swear by Preparation H! Sounds crazy, I know, but it really works! I use the cooling gel kind.

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    Re: Puffy Eyes

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    I swear by Preparation H! Sounds crazy, I know, but it really works! I use the cooling gel kind.

    Works for me too =) ....
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    Re: Puffy Eyes

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    I swear by Preparation H! Sounds crazy, I know, but it really works! I use the cooling gel kind.

    When do you put it on/how much do you use? I've tried it before an it never worked for me.

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    Re: Puffy Eyes

    Mine use to be really really bad, but they've gotten alot better. I started getting more sleep and when I get up I put a cool eye mask on for about 15 minutes. I also apply Clinique's All About Eyes Rich in the morning and at night. I also apply it anytime I apply moisturizer. HTH!

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    Re: Puffy Eyes

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    When do you put it on/how much do you use? I've tried it before an it never worked for me.

    I put it on after I wash my face & before I moisturize. I only use a dollop for both of my eyes, but I pat it all in until it's completely dry. I don't just swipe it on and let it sit, I massage the skin around my eyes while I'm doing it and I think that helps a lot too with the puffiness.

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    Re: Puffy Eyes

    It may be hereditary. Mine are, so I'm always going to have teeny fat pads under my eyes. What sucks is that they're sensitive too, so if I cry, drink a lot, or eat a ton of salty food my face BLOWS up.

    Like I said, since mine are permanent unless they swell do to outside factors, I don't mind them much. But if I know I'm going out the next day, or have an event coming up, I try to abide by my lil 'checklist:'

    -Avoid salty foods/adding salt to foods, most importantly after 6pm
    -Avoid excessive alcohol/caffeine intake
    -never using undereye creams or lotion under my eyes
    -sleep with an extra pillow so my head is a bit elevated
    -remove ALL eye makeup before bed! so so important, if I don't my eyes swell so bad
    -stay hydrated
    -try not to cry haha

    hmm that's all I can think of so far, but I hope it helps! Sometimes when I follow all my rules I STILL get swelling. In that case, I keep a gel eye mask in the fridge and put that on for 10 minutes. Following that, I'll jog for a bit and that seems to help too, though I'm not sure why. Also, if you're in a real bind, you might try natural diuretics. I'll eat foods high in potassium (like bananas) since they help alleviate bloating.

    hth! I def have to get some cooling Prep H now, haven't tried that one yet...
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