If you’ve ever partied so hard you couldn’t physically crawl your way to the bathroom and wash off your makeup, then this one’s for you.
Now, I’m not condoning hectic partying; I’m just being realistic. Sometimse it gets the best of us. If you’re not a partier, then perhaps you’re just a lazy Lucy and couldn’t be bothered to wash off your makeup. I also don’t condone this. Tsk Tsk!
Having a good eye makeup remover is seriously underrated. For the aforementioned scenarios, or say Halloween, it’s essential to clean off that makeup and keep your pores clear.
While you can certainly buy makeup removers, I like to go the greener route. If you want to know how to reduce puffy eyes and clear off your makeup, then you’ll need to stay tuned.
There are a few natural options you can choose when it comes to removing makeup. Best part is each of them only requires a few cheap ingredients and take next to no time at all to make.
How To Reduce Puffy Eyes Quickly and Easily
Here’s how to reduce puffy eyes and makeup. All you will need is:
- 6 inch cucumber
- 1/2 cup milk
Once you’ve got your whole 2 ingredients sorted, just:
- Grab a blender and puree your cucumber until it turns into a paste
- Add your milk and blend together for 1 minute
- Pour contents of blender into a pot and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes
- When it cools down, slather over your face like you would a regular cleansing gel
The soothing quality of cucumbers are perfect for reducing puffy eyes, while the milk gently works to remove makeup and clear out those pores.
If your eyes need a little more TLC, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the blend. It will help infuse your eyes with moisture so they don’t appear as puffy and tired.
This natural makeup remover will keep for up to one week. Just be sure to store it in a cool, dark place.
Yogurt and Oil
This next DIY is super simple and wickedly effective on stubborn waterproof makeup. Still looking for how to reduce puffy eyes too?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/8 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Mix together in a bowl then rub over your face
That’s it. That’s all you need to do. I love remedies like this!
Plain yogurt is gentle cleanser that also sloughs away dead, shedding skin cells. On top of that, the lactic acid clears your pores and brightens your skin.
Olive oil is also a great cleanser, but it’s function here is to remove caked on eye makeup. Olive oil will remove your mascara – even waterproof – without harming your eyelashes and nourish the skin around your eyes at the same time.
Just be careful not to actually get it in your eyes though. Been there, done that. It stings!
Next time you’re looking for tips on how to reduce puffy eyes or remove stuck on makeup, think of these greener alternatives and save yourself some cash!