4 Tips to stop your face from bloating

Have you ever woken up with puffy eyes and a swollen face? There are plenty of reasons why the body swells, but it’s essentially due to poor circulation and metabolism. That's why it's important to stretch daily, exercise consistently, get enough sleep, and drink plenty of water to relieve fatigue and boost your metabolism. We'll let you in on four tips to prevent and mitigate your body from swelling.

#1- Control your intake of salty foods and start eating foods that get rid of swelling. Mixed grains are known for promoting digestion and relieving swelling in the body by helping to release water. Pumpkins, which also help release water from the body, are also effective in reducing swelling. You can either steam pumpkin or boil it and drink it as tea. Corn silk is also known to be a good anti-swelling food. Corn silk, which is effective in releasing water, removing fat, and good for skin elasticity, not only relieves swelling, but is also great if you’re on a diet. For those reasons, we recommend you eat corn frequently. Pearl barley is good for your kidneys, and is effective for those whose bodies easily swell. Try drinking corn silk and pearl barley in the form of tea for easy ingestion.

#2- After brewing tea, the remaining tea bag can be used to reduce swelling. Green tea contains taurine, which is great for helping calm the skin. Dip the tea bag in cold water for a few minutes until it’s cooled down. Place the tea bag on your eyelids or skin to eliminate swelling and puffiness. This cooling effect on the skin is fantastically effective. You can also use a skin cooler to gently massage your face. Don’t have a skin cooler? No problem! Instead, put a spoon in the fridge for a few minutes, then places it over each eyelid to reduce any puffiness. Be careful though! If the spoon is too cold, it can irritate your skin, so don’t keep it in the fridge for too long.

#3- In addition to your body, your face needs stretching too! Especially if your face swells often, facial exercises and massages are a must to help alleviate puffiness. One simple facial exercises you can try is moving your eyebrows, an area that doesn’t move much, up and down. Also try opening you mouth wide and repeating "A, E, I, O, U" over and over again to get a proper stretch. Use the tips of your fingers and knuckles to gently massage your face. Start in between your eyebrows, go up to our forehead, follow your hairline, and finish at your temples. Pay particular attention to the temple area because it's an acupuncture point. Continuing, gently press the area between your eyes and brows. Next, give a good massage up and down your brow bone. Starting from beside the nose, apply pressure to each part of your cheekbone, making sure you also massage next to your eyes. Lastly, massage from the bottom of your chin up to your ears. By giving your face different massages, it can get its vitality back and you can feel rejuvenated.

#4- Cleansing plays an important role in eliminating puffiness from your face. Alternating between warm and cold water while washing your face helps to get your blood flowing and minimizes pores, helping to reduce swelling. But don't forget that water that’s too cold can irritate your skin. Giving your face a nice massage while you’re cleansing will also help generate blood flow throughout your face. Arencia's Fiji Egg, which can be used as a facial cleanser or a foamy cleansing pack, contains centella, which effectively calms the skins and leaves it feeling very comfortable. When using Fiji Egg, lather up a good amount of foam and gently massage your face. Rinse with lukewarm water, and finish off with cool water to tighten your pores. Get clean pores and reduce puffiness with this natural cleanser. Try Fiji Egg as a solution to facial swelling→