Too many cocktails. Flights. Long days of traveling. Medications. Lots of salty food (aka all of my favorites, olives, chips, pickles).
These are just a few of the things that are precursors to the dreaded morning puffy skin. No amount of contour can help. You know what I'm talking about.
I have spent many mornings trying to figure out what to do with this little problem. Everything from eye creams, to cooling serums, to compresses have been tested in my routine but it took me up until recently to find something that really gets the job done. I heard about ice rollers from The Skinny Confidential (post here) and I figured I would give it a try. I completely fell in love with this handy little tool when it arrived via Amazon Prime to my house. (Get it HERE)
Here is how it works. There is a little detachable roller that you put into the freezer for about 15 minutes or so. When it is nice and frozen you pull it out, attach it to the handle, and roll away! I roll it in a downward motion all over my face. neck, and chest. I really focus on my jawline and my eye area. I know it sounds so simple but the depuffing effects are insane. It also helps a lot with pain. I grind my teeth like crazy 24/7 (especially when I sleep) and always wake up with a super sore jaw. I've been recently using this on my jaw when I wake up and it has really helped to reduce my pain. Also, this thing is a LIFE SAVER when you have a few too many glasses of wine and that sugar/dehydration headache kicks in. For real, I wish I knew about this in college. Also, my dogs are obsessed with it. At least, Charleston is. The first time I brought it out he started sniffing it so I started to roll it down his back. Now I have one specifically for the dogs and roll them to relax them. Charleston has some serious anxiety so this definitely calms him, especially at night.
So that is tip number one. Tip number two....
These eye pads (HERE) are amazing. Uh-may-zing. I got them as samples, I think from Birchbox, and tried them after my work trip in Orlando. I figured that was the best time to test their true depuffing power. It was four days of little sleep, lots of work, traveling disasters, and, of course, some libations. I really doubted that these would actually do the job to make me look like I was at least a somewhat functioning human. I was very pleasantly surprised!
These tiny little pads are packed with collagen serum cling nicely to your face so you don't have to lay their like a zombie while you have them on. I was walking around the house, doing laundry, reading, many activities, all while wearing them. I left them on for about 20 minutes and, boom, my bags under my eyes are essentially gone, my skin looks plump and lifted, and I officially have a new favorite under eye product. The best thing about this is the results actually lasted all day. You can get them on Amazon for only $18. SUCH A STEAL.
To lock in the moisture I like to use Sephora Brand's Total Age Defy For Eyes & Lips. I just went to buy it again the other day and I think they discontinued it which is really upsetting. Now that I have the rest of my routine down I need to find a replacement for this! I love it because you can use it on your eye area and your lips for a plumping and moisturizing effect. I will be searching for something comparable that doesn't cost a fortune. If any of my CB readers have any suggestions please send them my way. I actually came across a great guide recently (check it out here) that breaks down and reviews the best eye creams for different conditions. Their picks for depuffing seem pretty legit. The one from Honest Beauty is at the top of my wish list right now!
Hopefully this post is helpful and you can depuff this weekend and go into Monday with a fresh feel!
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Sharing my raw and real journey through motherhood and navigating Crohn’s Disease. CrohnicallyBlonde is a place where I serve up my unfiltered commentary on chronic illness, mental health, pregnancy, and motherhood alongside lighter lifestyle content like beauty product reviews, travel tips, and book recommendations. My hope is that by authentically sharing my story I can help others going through similar situations not feel so alone and maybe even laugh along with me.