- Cool cucumber
Cucumbers contain antioxidants and flavonoids that help with redness, swelling and irritation. Use cool cucumber for extra tired eye relief. Place a cool slice on each eye and take a rest for 30 minutes.
- Raw potato slices
Try using sliced potatoes in place of cucumbers. They stay cool longer and contain an astringent that helps remove the water from under the eyes. You can also make a finely ground potato poultice by grating raw potato and placing it in a few layers of cheesecloth.
Whole milk is most commonly used, but soy milk works too. Dip a cotton ball into cold milk and squeeze off the excess. Place on eyes to help shrink the under-eye tissue.