In re-feeding you have to go through many changes, one of them is how your face changes. Due to fluid retention and use of excessive condiments, my face would often swell up. what came to my rescue was Crunchy Betty. She’s brilliant and has posted top five methods to depuff your face. Her number one method for depuffing your face is Mocha Frappuccino mask, it works wonders on your face. (Do an allergy test first though).
Top Solution: stay close to nature and drink as much water as you can
Mocha-Frappuccino Mask (Coffee, Cocoa Powder, and Honey Facial Mask) Recipe
- 2 Tbsp freshly ground coffee (the finer the grind, the better)
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp. milk (whole), heavy cream, or yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. honey
Mix all the ingredients together well. Apply to a sleepy morning face. Allow the mask to dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash off in the shower, scrubbing VERY lightly over the skin while rinsing.
Get rid of the bloat plaguing your whole face by tossing half a cucumber (washed, but unpeeled) into a blender – or just mush up pieces with your fork. You can either apply the whole cucumber mush to your face, or get a small washcloth, soak it in the juice and dab it on your face. Leave the juice (or mush) on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse and move on with your day.
Brew Some Green Tea (and Then Freeze It)
Brew some strong green tea, filtering out the leaves or tossing the bags, and freezing them into tea cubes.
Just run an ice cube all over your puffed face in the morning (concentrating on the puffiest parts). The green tea not only helps with the swollen look, it’s high in antioxidants that are terrific for skin. It can be used by any skin type – from dry to super oily – with great benefit.
Break Out an Egg White
Egg whites tighten your skin like you wouldn’t believe, so they’re an excellent remedy for a bloated-appearing face. To give this treatment an extra boost, I suggest using an egg white, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp salt. Apply this mixture to a clean face and lie down while you wait for it to dry.
As the egg white hardens, it will pull your skin in whatever direction gravity is taking it (which is, by the way, down). If you’re sitting up, it’s going to drag your cheeks down. If you’re lying back, it will pull your skin back – which helps disappear wrinkles temporarily, too.
I recommend the lemon juice and salt addition only for oily skin, as it’s pretty drying. However, if you have normal or dry skin, you can just use egg white – plain and unadulterated – in the exact same way.
Massage, Massage, Massage
This method uses only your digits, so it’s quick, easy, effective, and costs the same amount of money as nothing.Â And you can use it in conjunction with any of the other ones on the list (preferably before, as you’ll stimulate circulation, which helps your skin be “ready” for other ingredients).
How to do it? Gently. In half-moon motions (always going up, to prevent dragging your skin down) lightly massage your face with your ring and middle fingers. If it’s eye puffiness that’s bothering you the most, use only your ring finger in the under-eye area, as it’s the weakest finger and won’t be so likely to affect the delicate skin.
Watch this video below on facial massage and on lymphatic drainage techniques.
Taken from Crunchy Betty
Another set of Great Tips on Facial Massage
Lubricate your face with a moisturizer, olive oil, or facial massage oil.
Lightly massage your face with your fingers.
Start from the forehead and gradually work your way down to the under-eye area, cheeks, jaw line, and neck.
Repeat the massage almost 20-25 times.
This lymphatic drainage massage is effective in getting rid of facial puffiness by pushing the excess fluid down to the lymph nodes in the neck and upper chest.
- Press your middle fingers into the deepest hollow of your cheeks (where the cheekbone and jawbone meet).
- Massage the area firmly in circular motion for 30 seconds.
- Repeat a few times daily.
It heals a puffy face by stimulating the lymphatic system and improving the blood circulation.