You wake up in the morning, make your way over to the mirror, and see that you’re experiencing some puffiness. Don’t worry, because there are certain things you can do to reduce the puffiness before you leave the house as well as more that you can do to help prevent the issue from occurring in the future. The best part is that it doesn’t require doing anything major; some simple changes can make a big difference. Ready to get started?
Get To The Fridge
There are a few items you probably already have in the kitchen that can help bring down the puffiness as long as you prepare them. For example, you can use a gel face mask for about ten minutes or put cool tea bags, cool spoons, or cucumber slices over your eyes. They’re quick and simple fixes that you can do in the mere minutes before you head out to start your day.
Choose Your Sleep Position Carefully
If you sleep on your side or stomach, it may be one of the reasons you’re experiencing puffiness, but a way to ease the issue can be to sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated. It’s not always easy sleeping on your back and might be uncomfortable at first, but it can be worth it once you get used to it.
Forgo the Salty Foods
Love salty snacks? As delicious as they may be (can we have a round of applause for popcorn?), they’re not necessarily doing such great things for the puffiness you’re experiencing especially around the eyes. You’re better off forgoing the salty snacks in favor of ones that have little-to-no salt.
Drink Enough Water
It might sound pointless to put water into your body when you’re experiencing puffiness but it could actually be quite beneficial. The puffiness could be a sign that you’re slightly dehydrated. Start your morning by drinking a glass of water, then carry a reusable water bottle around with you throughout the day so you always have water on hand when you want it.
Get Allergies Under Control
Allergens could lead to puffiness and disrupt your sleep, so do what you can to help get your allergies under control. For example, you could use a humidifier (just make sure to constantly keep it clean), use the right cleaning products, and speak to your doctor who can provide you with the right medication if need be. Depending on the type of allergies you’re experiencing, your doctor can give you specific instructions for the best way to battle them.
If you’re doing everything possible to reduce the puffiness you’re experiencing and nothing seems to be working, or the puffiness is severe, speak with your doctor. They can help you figure out why you’re experiencing the puffiness as well as determine what the best course of action would be to combat the issue in the future. The sooner you figure out what’s going on, the better it can be for you, the puffiness, and your health.