5 Tips to De-Puff Your Face in the Morning

5 Tips to De-Puff Your Face in the MorningA puffy, bloated face in the morning is a more common problem than you might think. Morning puffiness is caused by fluid retention, which can occur due to a number of reasons ranging from high sodium intake, alcohol consumption or a lack of sleep to various health conditions. Luckily, there are ways to reduce swelling in the morning; here are a few tips that may help you de-puff your face and make yourself look presentable.

Tip #1. Splash your face with cold water

If your face isn’t too bloated, splashing it with cold water might be all you need. Cold temperatures make the blood vessels in the skin constrict, helping the swelling go down. As an alternative to splashing your face with cold water, you can rub it with an ice cube, which will have a similar effect. If you wake up with a puffy face often, consider keeping some chamomile or green tea ice cubes in your freezer at all times. Green tea will provide your skin with antioxidants, while chamomile has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect.

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Tip #2. Massage your face

A gentle facial massage will promote microcirculation in the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage, helping you get rid of excess fluid. You can use a jade roller or gua sha for a de-puffing massage, but if you don’t have any special tools, your fingertips will do. Don’t forget to use face oil or serum for an easier glide and don’t put too much pressure on your skin.

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Tip #3. Try special products

There are skincare products that are specifically designed to reduce puffiness and promise an instant effect. They are formulated with ingredients that help constrict blood vessels such as caffeine and give the skin an antioxidant boost. Sheet masks and eye patches are real lifesavers; throw them in the fridge for about 4 minutes before use to enhance their de-puffing effect.

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Tip #4. Drink some water and apply moisturizer

This tip might seem strange, but the reason your skin retains water is to prevent dehydration. To make it let go of excess fluid, you need to make sure that your skin is hydrated from the inside and from the outside. Drink a glass or two of water, wash your face and apply your moisturizer of choice or a super hydrating face serum if you’re feeling that your skin needs an extra boost. Opt for moisturizers with humectant ingredients that actively draw moisture to the skin such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel, glycerol, and urea.

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Tip #5. Exercise

If you have time in the morning, go for a run or bike ride, hit the gym, or start the day with a quick workout routine. Exercise gets your heart pumping, promoting circulation in your entire body, including the face. And, as we’ve already mentioned above, improved circulation in the skin helps reduce bloating.

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Finally, let us remind you that preventing something is usually easier than dealing with it. To keep your face from getting bloated in the morning, reduce your sodium intake, avoid eating or drinking alcohol just before bed, stay hydrated throughout the day, get enough of sleep, and try to sleep on your back.



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