Hangover Alert! Quick Fixes to Reduce Puffiness/Dark Circles Under Eyes

A career in sales, especially where travel is involved, will wreak havoc on your body. Whether from a hangover or simply from the long hours of traveling, meeting clients, entertaining in the evening, etc, you are likely to show many of the physical signs of fatigue the next day. There are many ways to mask a lack of sleep from a performance standpoint, caffeine being the one that stands out the most, but there are also some great solutions to revitalizing yourself and reducing the physical signs of fatigue. Here are a few that I’ve used over the years.

Tea bag on Eye


The caffeine in a tea bag has an almost magical effect. The combination of warmth and caffeine is very invigorating and results in a noticeable reduction of puffiness and darkness under the eyes. The application is very simple. Heat up a couple of tea bags. You won’t want to apply to your eyes when they are completely hot, so after heating them up, remove them and put them in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes. After they’ve cooled down (but should still be pretty warm), place one under each eye for a few minutes.



I can’t really explain this one, but it has the added effect of also calming me down. It’s incredibly simple. Cut a couple of cucumber slices and place them on each eye for 15-30 minutes. This can also be a great time to meditate or catch a quick power nap. 

Cold Spoon


I often use this in combination with the tea bag method, alternating at different times during the day. Stick a teaspoon in the freezer and then let it thaw for about five minutes. From there, just place under each eye for about a minute or two. It will reduce puffiness and can also help wake you up a bit.

Hangovers and general fatigue are no joke, and these are only a few methods to reduce the effects, but every little bit helps.