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Fix These 7 Moisturizing Mistakes

You use moisturizer to reduce eye puffiness.

You might rely on eye cream in the morning to reduce eye puffiness, but it could be causing your eyes to look even more swollen. It might sound counterintuitive, but hydrating ingredients can hold water in the skin, so moisturizers and eye creams may make your eyes look even puffier. Apply a cold compress or an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes if the skin around your eyes is puffy but not red, irritated, or itchy. Instead, try a lightweight gel that contains caffeine, which has anti-inflammatory benefits. And if your eye area is itchy, puffy, red, or irritated, see your dermatologist as you may be having an allergic reaction. [source:]