Use Topical Caffeine
Caffeine is a diuretic—applied externally, it temporarily firms skin and flushes out extra fluid. Try this DIY coffee body scrub in the morning after a particularly festive night.
Lay Off the Booze
Here’s the no-fun news: Alcohol dilates blood vessels. That doesn’t just mean extra puffiness, it means redness and inflammation, too (especially around the nose area). Be mindful about how much you’re drinking, and be sure to guzzle a glass of water after a big night out.
Sleep On an Extra Pillow
If you usually sleep on one pillow, use two. Elevating your head even a small amount can discourage fluid from pooling in the face overnight.
Apply Home Remedies
Cooled cucumber slices or green tea bags placed over the eyes for ten minutes or so really can help temporarily calm inflammation and reduce puffiness by constricting blood vessels. Try other home remedies or just put your regular beauty products in the fridge to get a frosty boost.
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