We've all been there, after a night of celebration and partying you wake up and your face feels like the Michelin man, not a great feeling or look. The reason your face gets puffy is because of water retention, alcohol and sodium are usually the worst offenders that cause water retention and puffiness. We did some research, initially on sodium and alcohol (and found out it was a swell time haha), but more on how to reduce facial bloat and here is what we found. This is our 5 step routine to flush out the sodium and toxins, cool and hydrate your skin, massage it and relax it then nourish it for a beautiful and glowing look all day.
1- Water Retention in the Face and How Drinking Water Can Reduce Facial Bloating
Water retention in the face is caused by stress and other factors, but there is a common misconception that drinking water will cause your face to look bloated and swollen, however this is simply a myth. The truth is actually that dehydration is what can cause facial bloating in the morning because the blood vessels are becoming enlarged. This is why it is important that the first thing you want to do is to flush out any sodium and toxins in your body. Start the day by drinking 16 to 24 oz of water. The goal is to drink at least 1 gallon of water throughout the day. The reason behind this is that when you boost your water intake unexpectedly you put your body into flush mode, the body doesn't know what to do with the excess water and just starts flushing sodium and toxins to bring the body down to a neutral PH level and eliminate any toxins that are retaining water. The downside is an increase in bathroom breaks but your face and body will thank you!
2- Ice Facials to Reduce Swelling
Just as it sounds it basically involves taking ice cubes and massaging your face with them. This instantly cools down your face and reduces the swelling caused by water retention. Not only does the ice cube cool and reduce swelling, as it melts your skin is directly hydrated and it should start de-puffing instantly.
Ice Facial Benefits:
- Reducing face puffiness
- Reduce swelling around the eyes
- Soothes swelling, inflammation, rashes, and other bites and burns
- Boosts your faces overall hydration and glow
3- JADE ROLLER BENEFITS AND FACE ROLLER MASSAGES TO REDUCE FACE BLOATING
Jade rollers have become a popular trend to help reduce puffiness in the face. Once you start the flushing and cooling process you want to take it a step further and use a cool jade roller, preferably one that has been stored in a mini fridge for skincare products. It is critical to have a cold jade roller as it will act in a similar way to the ice massage of cooling your face. If the jade roller is stored at room temperature, when it is used, it will reverse the effects and cause your face to warm up, become red, and look flushed. This is why it is so important to have a mini fridge for skincare products. Jade rollers and face roller massages can be very effective for reducing facial bloating and puffiness when the tool is at a cold temperature.
Jade Roller Benefits:
- Reduce inflammation in the face
- Reduce face puffiness, mainly around the eyes
- Allows better absorption of other skincare products
- Tightens pores
- Brighten skin complexion
- Increase blood circulation in the face
4 - REDUCE EYE PUFFINESS WITH COLLAGEN EYE MASKS
Collagen counts for about 30% of the body’s proteins so it is a vital part of keeping healthy, young looking skin. We recommend applying a cold collagen eye mask to reduce bags under your eyes. Again, like the jade roller, it is recommended that the eye mask be refrigerated in your mini fridge for skincare products. A cold collagen will firm up bags under the eyes and reduce any wrinkles or crows feet around your eyes. This step will give your eyes and skin a glow like never before. Keeping your collagen masks cold will intensify their benefits when applied to the face. The cool temperatures are a soothing feeling to the face, and under the eyes for either your bedtime or morning skincare routine.
BENEFITS OF COLD COLLAGEN MASKS INCLUDE:
- De-puffs the skin under the eyes
- Rejuvenates the skin under the eyes
- Reduces face bloating
- Cools, and hydrates the skin under the eyes
5 - APPLY FACIAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS TO REDUCE FACE PUFFINESS
Last but not least, after you have used your jade roller, and while you have your eye mask on you can apply your favorite skin care product to the rest of your face. This will give your skin the nutrients it needs, firm it up and give it a beautiful glow. As with the other two products we also recommend having your skin care products refrigerated at a cool temperature in a mini skincare fridge to get the best results.
BENEFITS OF USING COLD SKINCARE PRODUCTS:
There are many benefits to using skincare products that have been stored in a refrigerator unit, especially how effective they are in helping reduce eye puffiness and face bloating. The cold temperatures that come from skincare products being stored in a skincare product refrigerator create a natural effect to reduce swelling in the face. Ultimately your skincare products to reduce your facial puffiness will last longer and work better when stored in a mini fridge for skincare products.
BENEFITS OF USING A SKINCARE MINI FRIDGE:
- Skincare products last longer
- Products will stay fresher longer, and won't expire as quickly
- Cold skincare products work better to soothe skin and reduce inflammation
- Skincare refrigerators will prevent bacteria from getting near your products
- Chilled skincare products can intensify the benefits of depuffing creams and gels
SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE IN A MINI FRIDGE:
- Collagen Masks
- Jade Rollers
- Under Eye Cream
- Acne Treatments and Products
- Any Skin Creams or Gels
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