Many kitchen items, such as tea bags, spoons and cucumbers, are good remedies for puffy eyes, according to HowStuffWorks. An individual lies down, closes the eyes and places the items over the lids for a few minutes. Steeped, warm caffeinated tea bags decrease swelling by narrowing blood vessels.
Several spoons should be chilled in the refrigerator prior to use, advises HowStuffWorks. As each pair of spoons warms, they are replaced by cold spoons. Slices of cucumber also constrict blood vessels to reduce puffiness. Egg whites are beaten until stiff and then spread over the swollen area. A white potato works as an anti-inflammatory. Grated very fine and wrapped in cloth, the potato pulp forms poultices for the eyes.