Reduce inflammation and puffy eyes with a cold mask
It’s one of those nights. You wake up crying, having only slept three hours. Your face is red, and swollen. The dark circles under your eyes show prominently. Your eye bags are puffy and your eyes are blood shot. You have a meeting in an hour. Just what do you do?
One of the most effective ways to reduce redness and swelling caused by these “emotionally” manifested physical effects on your face is to make a mask out of ice cold water ^.^
This has been the most useful tip given to me. Yup, you have read it right. Just water!
If you do not have a DIY sheet mask (that you can buy in packs of 15 from Watsons for RM5.90), you can use cotton pads as well.
Just soak the mask or cotton pad in a bowl of ice cold water (make sure it has plenty of ice cubes inside it), and apply the mask onto your blotchy and swollen face, or layer the cotton pads on your face and over your eyes.
Rest for about twenty minutes, and if you have do, do another mask.
This is also effective if you have scratched all the pimples on your skin in a frenzy and they are all angry,red and swollen. Before applying any sort of pimple gel or concealer, tone down the inflammation first using this ice cold mask technique.
Believe, me this is by far the most simple and effective way so far that I have tried. Just some ice cubes, some water, and some cotton pads.
Why is this so, you ask. There is a perfectly simple explanation. During inflammation, there is increased fluid and blood flow to the affected tissue. In contrast, colder temperatures restricts blood flow to the area so by applying a cold mask, this will effectively lower blood flow to the affected area and reduce swelling.