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6 Real World Fixes for Holiday Bloat

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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3:24PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thanks! Good ideas

4:09PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

More than 40percent of the population uses the holidays as an excuse to binge drink. If this rings true for you, you need to rethink what role alcohol plays in your life completely. It carries way too much sway if this is the reason you like the holidays.

5:59AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

noted thank you

2:01PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

thanks for the tips

7:08AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

All part of the season of over indulgence. Good tips to lesson the downside, thanks.

1:54PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Nice!

11:28AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

thank you

10:40AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you

9:22AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

interesting.

9:21AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you.

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