Ask Florida: How Do I Prevent Puffy Eyes?

Dear Florida,

I’m in my 20s and I don’t know why I wake up with puffy eyes. What can I use to get rid of the puffiness?



Florida Perry SmithSerena,

Late nights, too many drinks and genetics are a few causes of puffy eyes. One of the ways to prevent puffy eyes is by staying hydrated. Cool compacts or slides of chilled cucumbers can also be used to ease puffiness. For some, puffy eyes are inherited. Some people have puffiness not only under the eyes but sagging skin on the upper lids.

Here’s how to combat puffy eyes now!

Tips for Puffy Eye Prevention

  • Remove makeup at night.
  • Reduce your salt intake.
  • Limit your alcohol use.
  • Control your seasonal allergies.
  • Sleep on your back instead of on your side.
  • Use sunscreen to protect delicate skin around the eyes from harmful rays.
  • Don’t smoke.

But if you do wake up with unwanted bags, there are great remedies available to send those bags packing. At home, try tea bags. Place an used tea bag in the refrigerator and gently place it over your eyes to soothe and reduce puffiness. Retinol eye creams can minimize puffiness and reduce fine lines. But, if you don’t have any issues, prevention is key.


“Place an used tea bag in the refrigerator and gently place it over your eyes to soothe and reduce puffiness.”


Choose a Soothing Eye Cream

Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Age Defense Eye Cream Anti-inflammatory is refreshing an calming cream with UVA/UVB protection. It’s smooth under makeup and fights stress, pollution and dehydration.Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Age DefenseEye Creamblog-divider8

Give Your Skin Cells A Boost

philosophy® Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair reduces under eye bags and dark circles. It’s non-irritating and it supports health cell regeneration and collagen production to combat wrinkles and fine lines. A 2013 Shape Beauty Award Winner for Best Eye Treatment!philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair


Illuminate and Activate

Try a serum like Lancôme® Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate. This new advanced formula makes skin around the eyes look firmer and well rested. It instantly refreshes and energizes delicate eye areas to minimize bags and puffiness, smooth lines and make skin more luminous. Its unique Light-Pearl massaging applicator lets you use it with precision around the eyes.

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Fight puffiness and bags with these powerful beauty weapons, hydration and enough sleep and you’ll keep eyes looking bright, refreshed and rejuvenated at any age.


Florida – Beauty Expert
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