Kourtney Kardashian, a 37-year-old mother of three, has a stunning complexion. With the stress of work, being a single mom, and constantly being under the watchful eye of the press, there’s no doubt that this reality TV star battles puffy eyes and dark circles on a consistent basis. Kourtney Kardashian uses a few at home solutions in combination with the Manuka Doctor products to maintain her flawless complexion.
The Manuka Doctor is known for using natural ingredients in their products and focuses on natural beauty. It’s no wonder that they chose Kourtney to be their ambassador! She often features their products on tutorials on her own personal app—she even raved about their Radiance Serum on Style Code Live with Frankie Grande! Although the Manuka Doctor’s products play an important role in her skincare routine, Kourtney Kardashian does some at-home remedies to help prevent bags under her eyes, as well as dark circles.
Kourtney Kardashian Fights Puffy Under Eyes with Natural Remedy
Kourtney Kardashian shared a short clip of her favorite natural remedy to combat puffy eye bags under her eyes, featuring natural lifestyle guru Shiva Rose. The clip that Kardashian shared on Twitter shows Rose cutting and placing slices of cucumber on top of her eyes. She notes that “Cucumber reduces swelling and soothes skin,” making it the perfect method to get rid of puffy eyelids. Kourtney K. encouraged fans to watch the full video on her app, captioning her tweet: “All-natural remedies to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes. See the full video on my app.”
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) January 10, 2017
What Causes Puffy Eyes?
Swollen or puffy eyes can be caused by a number of things. The Mayo Clinic web site says that:
“As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen.”
Factors that lead to this include fluid retention due to weather, hormone levels, or eating salty foods, not getting enough sleep, allergies, or it can even be hereditary. Other causes include lack of sleep, extended time on the computer, or stress.
How to Treat Puffy Eyes at Home
The best dark circle treatment is rest and a balanced diet. This will help to prevent puffy eyes and dark circles from returning in the future. But what do you do if you already have puffy under eyes? In addition to taking preventative measures, follow these dark circle under eye home remedies to keep your complexion young and fresh!
Stay hydrated. Be sure to drink lots of water! When your body is well hydrated, you’re less likely to retain water in your under eye area. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day will help flush out toxins in your body. Other things to avoid in order to stay hydrated include reducing your salt intake and avoiding caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
Use tea bags. Instead of using them to make a cup of tea, use green tea or black tea bags as topical treatments. Put two tea bags in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes, then place them on your closed eyelids for 15 minutes. Repeat twice daily for best results. This method will help sooth your irritated eyes, and reduce swelling, redness, and inflammation.
Apply a cold compress. Cold spoons are a great cold compress for your under eye, since the rounded part can get right underneath your eye. This remedy will help tighten the skin around your eyes and offer relief to the blood vessels, which will help reduce puffiness. Chill 6 metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10-15 minutes and place the spoon against the irritated part of your eye. As the spoon begins to warm up, replace it with another cold one until the swelling goes down.
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