Have the late night shadis left your face puffy and grey? Here’s a few ways you can hide the evidence of the hours of dancing at your BFF’s wedding so you can start your day fresh!
To reduce facial and under eye puffiness quickly, start by filling your bathroom sink with cold water and toss in 15 ice cubes, says Hollywood Celebrity Esthetician Renee Rouleau. Pour 1/3 of a cup of natural rose water into the water. Make sure it’s ORGANIC and alcohol free. Dunk your face (yes, dunk, don’t just splash) in and out ten times. How does it get rid of puffiness? “Cold temperatures shrink capillaries and stimulate drainage while rose water has natural anti-inflammatory, puffiness-reducing properties,” says Rouleau. Super model Bella Hadid also uses a version of this trick to set her makeup! After baking, with the loose powder still on her face, she dunks her face into cold water to set her makeup for the rest of the day.
If you are still feeling bloated after that, grind a half teaspoon of fresh caffeinated coffee beans and add it to your face wash, says makeup artist Rachel Tolin. The caffeine will help instantly depuff as it draws toxins from the skin topically and immediately increases circulation to the area to help flush out any puffiness. If you can’t do that, rinse your face with green tea, says Tolin. Place the tea bags in the fridge to use on your eyes when you get out of the shower. It contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee so you will have the same effect but it’s gentle enough to use on your eyes as well. Rinse everything away with a cold wash cloth.
Hint: You can grind additional coffee beans and mix it into your bottle of body wash for great circulation effect and cellulite care for the rest of your body too!
Sweat It Out
If you have the chance, jump on the treadmill or elliptical and get your blood flowing, says Lauren Carelli, bridal hair and makeup artist at Blushing Brides. Not only will the circulation of your blood help, but opening up your pores and sweating out all the bad stuff will help a lot too! And who doesn’t feel better after a good workout?
Apply something cold to reduce puffiness.You can grab anything out of your refrigerator (ice, bag of frozen peas) and it will do the trick—as long as it is held on the area for at least 10 minutes.
Keep your head elevated by sleeping on two pillows at night to reduce under eye puffiness. This helps to reduce fluid retention in the eye area so you’re less puffy in the morning.
Have a Snack
If the thought of drinking a bunch of water or even just getting out of bed makes your head spin, grab a hydrating snack. Watermelon, cucumbers, pineapple, or dates are all full of super hydrating goodness to get you through the day, looking as good as ever!