How to reduce puffiness in eyes after crying

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Let me tell you one thing, I am really a cry-baby. I cry readily for every little reason. That may be on a fight with my boyfriend or while watching any of my favorite deeply emotional movie. Every time i cry, i feel so embarrassed of myself and adding to the tragedy my inner voice mocks me “You are not strong”. I really hate crying because,  after i cry my eyes become so puffy that i look so ugly and if i go out with that face, people start sympathizing me as if i have written some note on my forehead that “I have just cried.Please help me.”  For your information- Asking “What happened?” to the people who are  already crying or at the verge of the state to cry, will only make them cry more. So, the next time, stop the urge to ask this until they are totally fine.

For the two good reasons- to prove that I am strong and to avoid that puffy face, I decided not to cry. And so I googled on “how not to cry”, “how to control crying when frustrated”,”how to control crying in public” and all such stuff. I tried every damn thing. From pinching myself to thinking of any funny incident of my past when I felt the urge to cry. Frankly speaking, nothing helped. 🙁
But one fine day, i found this post on a social networking site.

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And then i decided, people who cry are actually emotionally strong but not weak. After all,we should accept what we are.Right?
This ends my first reason. The second one, which is the puffiness after crying can be reduced by following these simple tips right at your home. you might have found many things after googling it and before reaching to my post. 😛 Some of them work but, some doesn’t.  Read more to know what really worked for me and may also work for you as well.

1. Start with re-hydrating  yourself. Calm down and have a glass full of water.

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2. Refrigerate Rose water for some time. Dip cotton pads/balls Cold rose water, squeeze the excess and place the cotton pads                over your closed eyelids.

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As rose oil contains anti-inflammatory properties, cleaning your eyes with rose water reduces the redness and relaxes your eyes giving a cooling effect.

Alternate: If you have cucumber in your home right now, you can use cucumber slices to place them over your eyes instead of rose water.

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3. Take used  green tea bags and place them in ice cold water for 1 minute. Remove and put them on your closed eyelids  for 10 minutes.

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Green tea helps to firm the skin. They have anti-irritant properties that helps to reduce the swollen eyes.

4. Take a washcloth, dip it in cold water. Wring it, fold it and place it over your eyelids for 5 min.
Quick Tip: Taking a hot water bath relives stress. Calms you and you feels instantly fresh. Trying taking a hot water bath when you are really stressed and don’t forget to wash your face with only normal/cold water. That way it reduces the puffy/swollen face.

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5. (If you are not in a mood to do any of the hard work above, then this is for you 😉 ) Dab your under eye area gently with your ring finger and try to do small eye exercises, like looking up-down and right-left while your head is in a constant position.

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6. Last but not least, Never ever go for sleep after you cry.  Sleeping immediately after crying makes your eyes more puffy that you can hardly open your eyes.
Quick tip: Just lie on an elevated area and  keep yourself busy with some work, or watch your favorite show or movie that makes you laugh( i see cat funny videos on Youtube 😛 ) and relax. 

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Sleeping after crying is a big NO.!! I have done this mistake unknowingly and OMG.! the next day I need to go for work.  If you try the above tips to reduce the puffiness of your eyes at this point of time, then it may take triple the time that might take to reduce the puffiness of eyes before sleeping. So, Never ever dare to attempt to sleep after crying the next time.

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