5 Tips for Getting Rid of Puffy Face in the Morning

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Puffy Face in the Morning Getting out of bed in the morning, looking in the mirror and finding out that your face is all puffy is not a pleasant experience. Most people who find themselves in this situation will try to mask the puffiness with makeup or frantically look for ways to un-puff their face. Here are a few tips for getting rid of puffy face in the morning.

First of all, let’s find out why your face may get puffy in the morning. One of the main reasons for your face to look swollen is water retention in the body. Excess fluids may build up inside your body if you drink too much water before going to bed, eat salty, spicy or greasy food for dinner, or consume alcohol within the last four hours before bedtime. If you go to bed late and don’t get enough sleep on top of it, it is practically guaranteed that you will wake up with a swollen face.

Morning puffiness can also be caused by an unbalanced diet and irregular meals, fatigue, uncomfortable sleeping conditions, and certain health problems such as kidney disease or hormonal disorders. In addition, people who like to apply skincare products right before going to bed may also suffer from morning swelling because even the so-called nighttime skincare should be applied at least a couple of hours before bedtime. Otherwise, the flow of blood and lymph caused by the active ingredients will lead to water retention and morning puffiness.

Now that you know the possible causes of morning puffiness, you can easily guess what you need to do in order to prevent it. However, what if you already have a swollen face and need to get rid of it as soon as possible? Here are five life hacks that will help you to reduce swelling in a matter of minutes and make your face look fresh and radiant.

Try Contrasting Temperatures

Come people have noticed that exposing their face to contrasting temperatures helps to reduce swelling. Soak a towel in cold water and hold it to your face for 30–40 seconds. Then repeat the procedure with a towel soaked in warm water. Finally, rub the skin around the eyes with an ice cube or put chilled teabags on your eyelids.

Try a Cold Compress

If you’re a fan of DIY skincare recipes, try this cold potato compress. Peel and wash a potato, grate it finely, and put the potato pulp in the fridge. Once the potato is cool, spread it over cheesecloth and put it on your face. Alternatively, you can brew a cup of green tea, let it cool, soak cheesecloth in the chilled tee and apply it to your face.

Use Chilled Spoons

This life hack is allegedly used by Korean models. Put two tablespoons in the freezer for 20 minutes, then press them to the skin under your eyes for 10-15 seconds to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Then put the spoons back in the freezer for 10 more minutes and use them to massage your face for 20-30 seconds. It will make your face look much fresher and help to restore its healthy glow.

Try Skincare Products with Green Tea Extract, Parsley Extract or Caffeine

If you have a cosmetic product with one or more of these ingredients, you can use it to reduce swelling in the morning. To enhance its effect, put the product in the fridge to chill it before use. You can combine skincare products designed to reduce puffiness with face massage for an even more noticeable result.

Manual Face Massage

If you don’t have a jade face roller or a gua sha stone to de-puff your face, and there is no time to chill tablespoons, a simple facial massage will come to the rescue. Apply your favourite moisturiser, serum or face oil and gently massage the skin with your fingertips, making sure not to apply too much pressure or stretch the skin.

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