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Facial puffiness is a real struggle. If you’ve been experiencing facial puffiness regularly, or have in the past you know it can be a downer on your day. While we often tend to chalk facial puffiness up to something to just deal with until it subsides, it really doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve recently discovered some techniques that help reduce facial puffiness. What a relief, right? Truthfully, reducing facial puffiness isn’t as difficult as you may think!
Apply Something Cold to Your Skin
Facial puffiness is just like anything else in our bodies that may be puffy, or swollen in a sense…cold temperatures tend to give a lot of relief. Applying something cold to your face, really focusing on the areas that are the puffiest can be a really quick and easy way to reduce a lot of the puffiness. It’s suggested to hold the cold compress (or frozen peas, whatever you have!) to your facial puffiness for at least 10-15 minutes to allow your skin a chance to really get cooled down from the coolness.
Sleep, and Sleep Elevated
Sleep is insanely important to our overall health. You’ve probably noticed those days when you’re really lacking enough shut eye your face and eyes tend to appear puffy, and your skin tends to lack a lot of natural glow. Our skin, and bodies, work to repair itself while we sleep which is why sleep is such a vital part of any healthy skin care routine. Make sure you’re in the routine of getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. In addition to getting enough sleep at night, you also want to elevate your head. It’s been found that having your head elevated while sleeping can help reduce a lot of puffiness from occurring through the night, and help to eliminate a lot of it in your skin.
Get Some Exercise
This one may be surprising, but many experts suggest that getting some exercise can help with facial puffiness. It doesn’t need to be a full, long workout but it’s been found that getting some exercise-enough to work up a sweat-can help get the blood circulation kick started in your body and help to really loosen up a lot of the puffiness in your skin. In addition, when you sweat you’re much more likely to detox and eliminate some of the ‘stuff’ that’s causing the facial puffiness to occur in your body.
Facial tapping has been something that’s been referenced quite a bit recently, although it’s certainly not a new technique. Facial tapping, much like acupuncture has been around for a LONG time. Essentially, facial tapping is focusing on improving blood flow and circulation in the body by stimulating the lymphatic system. The best method is said to be using your middle fingers around the hollows of your cheeks (that area) and with fairly gentle but firm pressure begin creating circular motions. For best results, you’ll want to do this practice a couple of times throughout the day.