Whatever the cause—whether it is having one too many margaritas or snacking on potato chips, for example—there are ways to fix it. There are easy things you can do, both to address the root cause(s) and to quickly depuff when swelling does arise.
What Causes a Puffy Face?
Facial puffiness that is new or sudden may occur as a result of allergies, infections, skin irritation, medication reactions, and more. Fluid retention can contribute to facial puffiness as well, and this can result from lifestyle factors.
The body retains more water where it can (the face) as a response to dehydrating effects. So first and foremost, take steps to reduce dehydration. Watching your diet and drinking plenty of water throughout the day are the best ways to combat the causes of puffiness. For example, eat less salt, particularly right before bed. Eating high-sodium foods at night makes people thirsty so they drink more water right before turning in. The water is retained by our bodies and gathers in different areas, including the face.
Just like when you’re consuming too much alcohol and/or caffeine the effect is the same. You get dehydrated. So, if you needed yet another reason to aim for that goal of drinking eight glasses of H2O throughout the day, this is it.
2.Sleep on your back
Sleeping on your stomach or side can lead to increased fluid retention—aka puffiness—in the face. One of the best ways to have a noticeably less swollen face is to sleep on your back with your head elevated on an extra pillow.
In addition, make sure you get the right amount of beauty sleep. Sleep allows the parasympathetic nervous system to drain excess fluids from the facial soft tissue back into the veins. When you don’t get enough sleep, it creates a stress response that creates more swelling and inflammation in the face.
3.Use cold water
Tamp down puffiness by lowering the temperature. Washing your face with cold water, running an ice cube across your face, or applying a cold compress to instantly constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.
You might have heard of icing the skin. The thinking behind it is that icing can be soothing on the skin and have a depuffing effect, helping to tighten the overall appearance of the skin. It is also thought to help reduce inflammation and redness, which can also help to reduce blemishes. But know that applying ice directly onto the skin can be harsh. Instead, keep a face masque in the fridge and apply it to your skin.
Face rollers are all the rage these days, and their benefits are legit. Rolling one across your face stimulates lymphatic drainage, getting all that stagnant, excess fluid moving towards the lymph nodes where it can be carried away. For the best results, roll in a lateral motion, moving away from the center of your face, towards the lymph nodes, which are located along the jawline and in front of the ears.
Introducing Pure Fiji’s Face and Body Roller. Here are great reasons why you’ll love it!
- Naturally tones and tightens
- Reduces wrinkles and puffiness
- Increases radiance
- Calms inflammation
- Soothes acne
- Assists lymphatic drainage
How to use your face and body roller:
- Store your ice roller in your fridge or freeze before using for no longer than 4 hours.
- Roll along your cheeks, temples, forehead, and jawline for 5-10 minutes.
- If you want to maximize the results even more, apply a Pure Fiji Serum or moisturizer on your face before using your ice roller.
5. Look for eye cream with antioxidants
Puffy eyes are a super common complaint because the skin here is so thin. All of the above tips and tricks can help but consider picking up an antioxidant-based product like Pure Fiji’s Kakadu Vitamin C Brightening Eye Creme. Here’s why you’ll love it: Age-defying pure Vitamin C, Bakuchiol, and Sea Asparagus stimulate collagen and minimize the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles, while Hyaluronic Acid and Ngi Grass work in synergy to increase hydration and moisture-holding power. The result: smoother, luminous, and younger-looking eyes.
Being deliberate with the application can further enhance the benefits. Applying three dots to the undereye area and gently massaging it in with your ring finger in sweeping motions.
While waking up with a puffy face may be alarming or irritating, the puffiness should fade away during the day. A person can make various dietary and lifestyle changes to prevent the issue, and there are several ways of reducing the puffiness at home with Pure Fiji’s natural skincare products.