(AscendHealthy.com) – Waking up with a puffy face can be frustrating and can even affect our confidence levels as we head out for our day. But there are things we can do at home to reduce the puffy appearance. There’s no reason to leave the house feeling uncomfortable when a few simple tricks may mean better-looking skin.
1. Use Cool Water on Your Face
Many people wash their faces in the shower, but the warmer water isn’t the best choice to reduce the puff. Instead of washing our faces when we’re showering, it’s better to wash at the sink with cooler water. That may help reduce puffiness and contribute to brighter, healthier-looking skin.
When washing at the sink, cold water isn’t necessary. Just keep it cool and wash gently. Choose a good cleanser that will help brighten skin, and make sure not to scrub. Facial skin is more delicate than skin elsewhere on the body, so treat it with care and make sure to pat — not rub — when drying.
2. Use a Cool Pack or Eye Mask
Eye masks and cool packs are good choices for reducing the puffy look that can be part of our mornings. The cool pack works much like washing with cool water in that it helps to de-puff the face and contribute to a healthier, leaner look.
Eye masks are designed to provide that effect, which may have us feeling much more comfortable with our looks as we head out the door. Masks not only can lower the level of swelling that may make our faces look puffy, but they may also make our skin look brighter and younger too.
3. Choose Caffeine — In Your Eye Cream
There’s nothing like a dose of caffeine to get us moving in the morning. But in the case of a puffy face, we may want to consider caffeine in our eye cream. Caffeine is a blood vessel constrictor, which means it may shrink the swelling seen under our eyes in the mornings.
While this cream is only designed for use around the eyes, that’s one of the most significant places for noticing puffiness in the mornings. The skin around the eyes is fragile and delicate, so it’s important to take good care of it. A reduction in puffiness may be a perk of using a cream that helps keep that skin healthy.
4. Try Out a Face Roller
Lymphatic drainage might not sound pleasant, but it’s actually a good thing when it comes to reducing facial puffiness. A face roller is one of the best ways to get that drainage started and keep the lymphatic system functioning well.
Face rollers are easy to get and use, so we may all benefit from trying them out when our faces look puffy. Roll away from the center of the face, back toward the ears and jawline, to get the lymphatic fluid moving in the right direction.
There are all kinds of reasons why we might wake up with a puffy face, but we don’t have to accept it. Reducing the appearance of puffiness is possible, with a few simple adjustments to our morning routine. Then we can face the day with a face that looks healthy and slimmer and skin that’s bright and clean. That’s a real confidence booster and may help improve the quality and feel of our skin, as well.
~Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension
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