Psst—These Home Remedies for Puffy Eyes Help You Fake a Full Night's Sleep

It's oh so fitting to be writing about home remedies for puffy eyes in the midst of the two worst weeks of allergy season. Every single spring when everything starts blooming, my allergies go berzerk. My eyes get so itchy I have to basically put gloves on so I don't scratch them, and they get irritated and swollen (ugh). Although this usually happens in April, it's happening in May this year thanks to New York City's late seasonal change. (Let me tell you, I can't wait for this to be over.) 

In the meantime, I need something to soothe my eyes so I don't look like I have the most horrible case of pink eye ever. Even though Benadryl does the trick at night, I can't so much as pop half of one of those Pepto-pink pills without falling into a deep sleep, so I need something of the natural route for daytime hours. But allergies like mine are not the only reasons your eyes could be swollen. It can be attributed to a lack of sleep, stress, eye fatigue, and even PMS (yes, you can bloat because of that, too). Keep reading to see which home remedies for puffy eyes do the trick when you need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and you're feeling anything but.