A puffy face or facial puffiness is medically known as facial edema. It is usually caused by water retention, which in turn, is caused by inadequate fluid intake, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, and high salt diet.
In addition, reactions to certain drugs (corticosteroids, aspirin, glucocorticoids, diuretics, asthma medication, etc.) and general obesity can also lead to a puffy face. Poor circulation too, can give rise to facial bloating and droopy facial features.
Conditions like sinusitis, throat infection, tooth abscess, conjunctivitis, thyroid disorders, kidney disease, preeclampsia during pregnancy, and so on can cause the same. Thus, to get rid of this problem effectively, it is essential to analyze the actual cause.
Facial puffiness caused by allergic reactions should not be ignored at all. Moreover, in case it is caused by the conditions mentioned above then the puffiness shall go away when you undergo the proper treatment.
Below are 8 solutions to relieve facial puffiness.
Those who are prone to a puffy face, especially after sleeping, should splash cold water on their face when they get up in the morning.
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.
It heals a puffy face by stimulating the lymphatic system and improving the blood circulation.
Check out the video shown below for more tips and tricks to get rid of a bloated face.
This helps reduce redness and puffiness on your face. You can use this remedy almost daily. Alternately, just grate or blend half a cucumber, squeeze out its juice, and apply to your face. Cucumber is often used to eliminate puffy eyes and dark circles as well.
This Mocha-Frappuccino facial mask helps decrease facial swelling. Moreover, it has immense anti-aging benefits.
If you do not have cocoa powder then you may simply use a mixture of ground coffee and honey. Do not use this mask too frequently. Once or twice a week should be sufficient.
It is a perfect solution for all skin types.
It is good for puffy face as well as eyes.