3 Simple Steps To De-Puffing Your Face

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1. Roll it out

Using a stone, like a jade roller, to massage your face can really help "stimulate the lymphatic system and lymphatic drainage throughout the face," Jennifer Stoeckert, holistic facialist and creator of Minimal Beauty, says. 

Dr. Jennifer Chwalek, M.D., a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, agreed that jade rollers can help with lymphatic drainage. 

“Whenever there’s stagnant circulation or swelling at all in the face, massage can help that lymph fluid drain into the [proper] channels and away from around your eyes and certain areas where it tends to settle,” she said. 

Glide the smooth stone inward and upward along your face and jawline, then down your neck, to push excess fluid away from your face. 

2. Apply a cold compress

Using chilled remedies to get rid of a puffy face works fast and gives long-lasting results. Colder temperatures reduce swelling, which is part of the cause of a puffy eyed appearance. By reducing swelling, many people find their puffy eyes disappear altogether or have reduced. But don’t go reaching for a generic ice pack - New York-based dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum says that commercial packs are too bulky for this area and you have to be careful of potential chemical leaks. 

Bye Bye Eye Bags eye masks use only safe, natural ingredients that are designed to rid your under eyes of puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. For extra de-puffing, store Bye Bye Eye Bags in the fridge and pop them on cold to reduce any swelling. 

3. Give your skin caffeine

“Look for skincare and makeup products with caffeine in them,” says Mona Gohara, M.D., associate clinical professor at the Yale department of dermatology. “Caffeine is great at constricting blood vessels.” This prevents too much blood and fluid flow to the face, shrinking down puffiness.