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Avoid puffy eyes when the party’s over

How to get rid of puffy eyes?
Long nights partying, lovesickness, or spending a day in front of a computer screen – there are many causes for having puffy eyes the next morning. These lower eye areas are also known as tear sacs. The puffiness is usually harmless and with a few tricks it will subside again over the day.

Puffy eyes?

The day after: why do eyes become puffy?

The eye lids are made of very thin skin, and the tissue beneath is loose and soft. It does not contain much oil but has many blood vessels and lymph vessels. A lot of liquid moves around here in a very small space. After a wild party, the body not only suffers from a lack of sleep but also a lack of liquid, oxygen and minerals. As a result, lymphatic fluids collect in the tissue and can cause puffy eyes. In addition, a lack of permeability in the vessel walls, genetic predisposition and ageing skin are reasons for regularly developing puffy eyes, and also for tear sacs.

Preparing well for the party

We cannot do much about lack of sleep but, by preparing well, you can quickly manage to look fresh and perky again the morning after the night before. 
  • To keep the body well supplied with sufficient fluids, make sure that you drink at least one glass of water with every cocktail or glass of wine. 
  • It is also just as important to drink a lot of water or fresh juice the morning after a party to keep the body well hydrated. 
  • Having a nap in advance to balance out the effects of a late night is sadly a myth. The body cannot store up rest and it will be just as tired as it would be without extra sleep.

Eye openers for late-night party people

The result of an insufficient night’s sleep is puffy eyes. Don’t worry, we have tips for rapid recovery and long-term care.


Cooling is the quick solution for puffy eyes. The cold is pleasant and reduces puffiness. Pamper your eyes with a cool cucumber mask. It not only reduces puffiness but also releases moisture at the same time. If you have to be quick in the morning, place cool dessert spoons on your eyes for a few minutes. For best results, put the spoons in the freezer the night before.


A little massage works wonders. Massage the eye area gently with NIVEA Q10 plus ANTI-WRINKLE Cream. Apply it with circling movements from the outside in and pat it in lightly, if necessary. It not only cools and freshens the skin but also allows the lymphatic fluids to drain away slowly. Don't press too hard!

Drink a lot

Nibbled on too many crisps or nuts and partied hard? Drink at least two litres of water, preferably at intervals throughout the day. And after a party, before you go to bed, drink another large glass of water. This not only flushes out your kidneys but also prevents your head from aching the next morning.


A good dose of sleep helps in lots of situations in life because your body regenerates itself while it is resting. An ideal length of time is seven hours, so that puffy eyes have a chance to disappear. Ensuring the room is at the right temperature and that your sleeping position is comfortable is also crucial. The temperature in your bedroom should not be higher than 18 degrees Celsius. Treat your eyes to little rests during the day, too. Spending a few minutes with your eyes closed is sufficient.

Mild care for beautiful eyes

Go to sleep with a clean conscience

Removing make-up makes you beautiful

So after partying you don’t feel like removing your make-up? We sympathise, but not removing your make-up before going to bed is the biggest beauty sin of all. Make-up clogs the pores and can cause pimples. With ready-to-use make-up removal products such as make-up removal wipes, removing eye make-up is quick and easy.
NIVEA Sensitive Cleansing Wipes have a fragrance-free formula to cleanse sensitive skin particularly gently and thoroughly. They not only remove make-up but also waterproof mascara. Or else you can hop in the shower with Nivea In-Shower Wash Cream and Makeup Remover and then quickly slip between the covers.
Make-up removal

Eyes wide open!

  • Don’t cover puffiness with concealer, this will only emphasise it.
  • Don’t use bright eyeshadow, this emphasises puffy eyelids.
  • Merely apply a little mascara to the edges of your lashes and draw an upwardly slanting line with your kohl to make eyes look bigger.
  • Draw the attention away from your eyes by applying lipstick.
  • To disguise pallor, you can also apply a little rouge. A light blush gives you a fresher look. 
    Use an eye cream for puffy eyes if necessary.
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