How to Rejuvenate Tired Eyes: 3 Simple Remedies You Can Make at Home

Sarah Vanderkooy
by Sarah Vanderkooy
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2 Minutes

Here, I’m going to show you how to rejuvenate tired eyes with three easy home remedies. When your eyes are feeling puffy and in need of rejuvenation, you can reach for these DIY hacks. They also all use ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, so you don’t have to spend a penny!

Disclaimer: When applied to the skin, turmeric can sometimes cause temporary staining, so please proceed with caution! You may wish to use slightly less turmeric than the recipe recommends.

Tools and materials:

  • Cucumber
  • Food processor
  • Cotton pads
  • Containers
  • Green tea bags
  • Turmeric
  • Milk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Brush
  • Washcloth

1. Cucumber cotton pads

Chopping a cucumber

1. Chop a cucumber

Grab a cucumber. Proceed to chop it up into chunks.

Blending the cucumber in a food processor

2. Blend it

Next, place it in a food processor. Add a little bit of water and then puree this until you get kind of the consistency of applesauce or a pulp. Once done, spoon that pulp into a dish. 

Soaking cotton pads in blended cucumber

3. Soak cotton pads in the mixture

Next, you’re going to take some round cotton pads and cut them in half. Soak each of these halves in that cucumber mixture. They’re going to turn green and soak up all that goodness.

Pull them out with a fork and place them on a tray. Then, grab a container that has a lid on it and place all of those soaked cotton pads in that container. Store this in the fridge. 

Cucumber cotton pads DIY for tired eyes

4. Apply to face

When you need a pick-me-up for tired eyes, pull out two of these cotton pads and place them underneath your eyes. Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, and they feel great on tired eyes.

2. Green tea bags

Brewing green tea

1. Soak tea bags

Grab some green tea bags. Put them in a container that has a lid on it. Add some boiling water and steep that tea for about 15 minutes until it’s nice and strong. Pull those bags out, put the cover on and then put the container in the fridge until it’s nice and cool. 

Home remedies for tired eyes

2. Apply to face

Green tea is great at fighting inflammation. When you need to take some of that puffiness out of your eyes, take two clean cotton rounds, soak them in that cooled green tea, squeeze them out a bit and just place them over your eyes. 

Green tea DIY for tired eyes

It’s great just to lay back, relax, and let the green tea do its thing.

3. Turmeric & milk mask

Mixing milk and turmeric

1. Mix turmeric and milk

This is great for evening skin tone and giving yourself a healthy glow. Grab some turmeric and milk, mix equal parts in a small dish until you get a paste. 

Brushing the turmeric mask under the eye

2. Brush underneath eyes

Then, grab a brush and brush some underneath your eye. Be careful not to come in contact with your eye; you want to go below, kind of where you get those dark circles. 

How to rejuvenate tired eyes

Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then take a warm washcloth and wipe it off. Your skin is going to have a beautiful, healthy glow.

How to rejuvenate tired eyes tutorial

So there you have it, three quick and easy DIY hacks for tired eyes that you can make using staples from your kitchen. I hope you found this helpful, and you’re going to try one of these for yourself.

Let me know if you try these out and what you think in the comments.

Suggested materials:
  • Cucumber
  • Food processor
  • Cotton pads
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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Nov 22, 2021

    I’m going to try! I have bags, dark circles and hooded lids. I need a lot of help.