Why one gets puffy eyes? Inadequate sleep and dehydration can result in puffy eyes. Another reason which could lead to puffy eyes is not removing your contact lenses before you go to sleep. Use of potato and strawberry slices over the eyes for about 10-15 minutes could help to reduce puffy eyes. Similarly, put tea bags on eyes and rest for 10 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. These simple home remedies will give you relieve from the redness or puffiness. Try and get rid of puffy eyes.