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6 Easy Ways to Revive Tired Eyes

Need to know how to perk up eyes that always look tired? Here are some simple fixes to refresh your peepers—and you've likely got all of the ingredients you'll need at home.

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Avocado Under Eye Mask

Didn’t get your beauty sleep? For many people, tiredness causes dark circles under the eyes that add years to your appearance. Place slices of ripe avocado under each eye or apply a paste of ground almonds and milk to lighten the dark shadows.

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Chilled Tea Bags

Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long-used by grandmothers and runway models for reducing eye puffiness. Soak two tea bags in warm water, and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes, and your eyes will look as though you got a solid eight hours of sleep.

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Freeze Teething Rings

Here’s a way to perk up eyes that is child’s play. Put two baby teething rings in the freezer until they’re ice-cold, then lie down and place the rings on your closed eyelids for about 10 minutes. The cold will not only reduce eye puffiness but will invigorate you, too.

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Massage with Cold Spoons

Take two metal teaspoons and hold them under very cold running water for a few minutes. Then lie down and place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids for 30 to 60 seconds. The sharp cold of the metal will revive tired eyes and may boost your energy at the same time.

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Cucumber Slices

When your eyes are red and puffy, cut a couple of slices of cold cucumber, then lie down and put a slice over each eye for 30 minutes. Once you’re up, your eyes will be brighter and your body refreshed. This quick fix is also healthy enough to eat, too.

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Hemorrhoid Cream for Puffiness

Models and performers alike have been known to reduce tired eye puffiness and wrinkles with-believe it or not-hemorrhoid cream. If the odour of the cream is too strong, mix in a bit of your moisturizer before applying-and be careful not to get any of the cream in your eyes.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest Canada