Heading into the fall and holiday social seasons, it’s more important than ever to be looking and feeling your most confident. Waking up on the day of an important event only to discover that your face is looking puffy or bloated can feel like the end of the world. There can be a number of causes behind sudden facial puffiness, including lack of sleep, diet, alcohol, and allergies, but when you need to look good in a hurry, there are solutions. Read on to discover our top tips to help get your face back to its sleekest state, in as little time as possible.
As long as your facial puffiness isn’t caused by an underlying medical condition, you can resolve it quickly with a few simple hacks. Here are some things you can try to put your best face forward in time for big events:
A classic movie star trick, using ice is a great way to de-puff and perk up your face fast. To do it, you can either create an ice bath in a sink or bowl with plenty of ice in some water and submerge your face for ten to twenty seconds at a time, or you can gently massage your face with an ice cube.
This method of facial massage using a smooth stone tool is a go-to for de-puffing. The tool supports lymphatic draining and improves circulation for a smoother, sleeker look in no time. Put your gua sha tools in the fridge or freezer beforehand for extra de-puffing power.
Facial massage has a lot of benefits, including de-puffing your face to immediate effect. To do it, start with clean skin and use an oil or lotion to improve slip while you massage the skin gently with your fingers or a gua sha tool.
Skin care products containing caffeine are designed to help de-puff the skin, especially eye creams, which can help to de-puff around the delicate eye area. In a pinch, you can also use cold tea bags for a spa treatment under the eyes, or add coffee grounds to a DIY skin scrub to smooth and de-puff in one.
Exercising is one of the surest ways to de-puff before a big event. Doing a quick twenty-to-thirty-minute workout gets the circulation going, moves lymph fluid along, and boosts your mood as well—all good things.
Being dehydrated makes you more prone to inflammation, which in turn leads to puffiness. Water is your skin’s best friend, so make a special effort to drink more water leading up to special events, and it will be glowing.
Sleep is another essential for the skin. Too many late nights in a row, and you could be seeing more puffiness than you’d like. Get a solid eight hours so you can wake up refreshed and looking your best.
In addition to a healthy lifestyle, aesthetic treatments can help halt facial puffiness from occurring before big events, ensuring you look your best. Here are the best facial treatments to get you looking your best in time for your next big event.
Collagen and elastin are two essential building blocks for having firm, youthful skin. Venus Legacy™ and Venus Versa™ use radio frequency energy to effectively boost collagen and elastin production as both a restorative and preventative measure against the signs of aging. Non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments and skin tightening treatments address fine lines and deep wrinkles, at the same time improving skin laxity, sagging, and loss of elasticity. Both of these comfortable, no-downtime treatments visibly restore tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
Skin resurfacing is one of the most sought-after treatments for improving the overall look and feel of the skin and resolving issues such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks. Skin resurfacing treatments with Venus Viva™ MD stimulate scar healing by delivering radio frequency via tiny pins that allow the RF energy to reach below the skin’s surface layers. The treatments accelerate the skin’s natural healing process and promote collagen and elastin production to correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion.
To refresh the skin and support the skin barrier, Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments flush out pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skin’s surface for a deep clean that reveals a radiant, refreshed complexion. The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the dermal layer and restore nourishment to help keep the skin hydrated and protected. The treatments can also be enhanced with Venus Glow Serums™, such as GLOW ASTRA or GLOW SANA, which are formulated with antioxidants to repair dullness, dryness, and other signs of aging, as well as protect against further free radical damage.
Venus Concept’s facial treatments are cutting-edge, effective, and safe for all skin types. Find a provider near you today using the search field below.
Search below to find a provider near you and to learn about our non-surgical aesthetic treatments with ARTAS®, NeoGraft®, Venus Bliss™, Venus Bliss MAX™, Venus Versa™, Venus Legacy™, Venus Velocity™, Venus Viva™ MD, and Venus Glow™.