Cleanse like a pro.
Slowly swipe a pad from the outer corners of your eyes to the inner corners, gently pressing on the tear duct for three seconds, says Philippe Allouche, creator of Biologique Recherche Skincare. The motion helps drain excess fluids, minimizing next-day puff. Also, avoid gel removers; their ingredients can sometimes cause swelling.
Ideal for sensitive eyes, Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($14, marykay.com) gently cleanses.
Anything cold can nix inflammation, Dr. Lunder says. Place chilled spoons or green- tea bags soaked in cold water underneath eyes for 10 minutes. Even better: roll-on serums, which have cool, massaging tips.
Send bags packing with Neutrogena Instant Eye Reviver from Ageless Restoratives ($19.99, drugstores).
Skip the salt.
Foods with soy sauce and some soups can bring on bloat. Limit sodium to 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams a day. A workout can help too. "Sweating flushes out water, which will de-puff," Dr. Halaas says.
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