Strawberries are said to be extremely beneficial for tired eyes. Eating strawberries as a healthy snack can make your eyes brighter. But they can also help you when your eyes feel tired.
If you wake up with puffy, tired eyes, simply slice up a few chilled strawberries (about ⅛ of an inch thick) and apply them under your eyes and relax for about five to ten minutes. The acids present in strawberries (alpha hydroxy) help sooth your skin while reducing swelling.
4. Cucumbers (DIY Cucumber Eye Mask for Tired Eyes)
Of course you could simply apply a chilled cucumber slice to each eye but why not take a few minutes and make soothing eye mask out of cucumber juice. This will fit over your eyes more easily. It still contains the same soothing and hydrating properties and will still reduce the puffiness and dark circles when your eyes feel tired.
- Cotton pads
- Fruit Juice Extractor
- Ziploc Bag
- One Cucumber
- Extract the juice from the cucumber
- Pour the juice into a container or bowl
- Soak the cotton pads in the juice for at least an hour
- Place the soak pads in the Ziploc bag and place them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes
- Allow the pads to thaw for 10 minutes
- Place the chilled pad on each eye and relax for fifteen minutes. Your eyes will thank you!
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil has so many health benefits. It is great for hydrating your skin. If you rub a little bit of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil under your eyes, it will not only help reduce dark circles and soothe your eyes, but it will also help reduce wrinkles and laugh lines. You can do this in the morning and at night. It is recommended to apply the coconut oil about half an hour before you apply your make up or go to bed so it has time to set into your skin. You can apply a little to your lips to soothe chapped lips, as well.
6. Soothing Milk Pads
This tired eyes remedy has been around for ages and people swear by its soothing properties for tired eyes.
You’re heard people say to drink a glass of milk before bed to help you sleep, but did you know it can also ease your tired eyes? Milk contains proteins, lactic acid and amino acids which are naturally soothing and can help soothe tired puffy eyes.
All you have to do for this DIY home remedy is to soak some 2 cotton balls in a glass of cold milk (we recommend full fat milk, but you can use anything but skim milk) for a few minutes. Then place them on your eyes and relax for about 10-15 minutes. Place a towel under your head to prevent milk from dripping on your pillowcases or couch cushions.