THINK - LOOK - FEEL BLOG
No one wants to look puffy, especially around their eyes. Many of my clients have asked me how they can look less puffy on those mornings after they have enjoyed a lavish dinner or a few glasses of wine.
That is why I have researched and tested the best ways to avoid puffiness in your face. Puffiness is a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be. There are simple things you can do to reduce water retention and give your skin back its youthful glow.
Here are my Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Puffiness in Your Face:
Eat Potassium Rich Foods
Many people don’t realize that potassium is an essential element of healthy skin. This mineral is necessary for keeping cells hydrated and maintaining an optimal level of electrolytes. Potassium will internally moisturize your skin and improve the flow of your internal fluids. Avocado, low-fat yogurts, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bananas, cooked beans, bran cereals, prunes, almonds, and winter squash are all excellent choices.
Eat Foods that Prevent Water Retention
The puffiness in your face is usually caused by water retention. Fortunately, there are some delicious all-natural foods like salmon, tuna, carrots, celery, cucumber, onions, peppers, melons, and oranges that will act as a diuretic and prevent fluid from accumulating under your skin. Surprisingly, water can also help reduce retention, since the bloating is a sign that your body has too much salt and not enough fluid to flush it out.
Use a Cooling Face Mask
Applying an all-natural cold face mask, gel-filled masks, chilled tea bag, or a simple cold cloth will help to reduce water retention and decrease the inflammation in your face.
Facial Massage to Reduce Puffiness
Getting a face massage is a great way to decrease puffiness since it stimulates the nerves in your face. Awakening these nerves will reduce the puffiness in your face by decreasing the swelling and bloating.
Facial Exercises to Rejuvenate Cells
Every part of your body needs exercise to look its best. Your face is filled with muscles, and exercise is necessary to keep them tight and toned. Facial exercises will rejuvenate your skin cells and reduce inflammation.
Try these five simple steps to avoid puffiness and you’ll notice a difference almost instantly. If puffiness isn’t your biggest skincare issue, please contact me for a personal consultation. I always look forward to helping my readers improve the look and feel of their skin.
How do you celebrate your one-of-a-kind beauty? As much as you’d like to improve your complexion, address certain imperfections that you see as major flaws and rejuvenate your skin to reflect your inner age, at some point you just have to take some time off for a new mission: a journey of self-discovery, which will give you the chance to boost your self-esteem and practice self-rewarding.
Create an Effective Beauty Mantra in 3 Easy Steps
It all begins with the development of a new beauty mantra, which will help you set and reach new objectives and think more highly of yourself.
Focus on Your Strongest Assets
Celebrate the elements that make your complexion stand out effortlessly. If you have clear, blemish-free skin, don’t forget to mention this advantage. If your complexion is glowing due to your new skin care regimen or your new healthy diet based on raw ingredients and green juices, don’t hesitate to mention this aspect as well. Build your new mantra around the small signs of improvement that you have already witnessed to celebrate the most meaningful changes that you’ve made to repair and rejuvenate your skin.
Take Baby Steps to Encourage Chance while Avoiding Frustration
From the very beginning of your transformative journey, set up and pursue achievable goals to stay motivated throughout the entire process and prevent disappointment. For instance, accept the fact that natural remedies won’t offer you the immediate results that only invasive procedures can deliver. Learn to embrace your small imperfections that constitute an indicator of your uniqueness and stop trying to swim against the current.
Stimulate Your Own Progress Using the Most Compelling Power Words
“I am a beautiful woman, both inside and out.” This simple mantra based on uncomplicated words can help you highlight your perfect balance between your mind, body and soul, while encouraging your next positive changes. For even better results, add a few compelling, action-inducing power words, such as “luminous”, “astonishing”, “youthful”, “healthy-looking”, “remarkable” or “magnificent” to the newest version of your beauty mantra that matches your unique expectations of “perfection.”
When you can’t find the inspiration required to create a new beauty mantra that you could stick to for a long period of time to reinvent your appearance, maybe you should focus on finding new ways to improve the current condition of your skin. Get facials on a weekly basis and pamper all your senses by discovering the benefits of aromatherapy.
By the way, did you know that essential oils used in aromatherapy can help you cure skin infections, reduce the appearance of aging lines and make your complexion seem more radiant?. If you are craving for more positive changes, go the extra mile to reinvent your image and invest in new skin care products based on chemical-free, organic ingredients. Improve your diet by communing more fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in skin-friendly vitamins and minerals.
All these small adjustments could bring you a great deal of satisfaction and prep the field for an amazing transformation. If you need more inspiration for your new beauty mantra, choose to meet me in person and find out more about the benefits of my Ageless Beauty concept and the ways in which it could help you achieve your own version of physical perfection.
As we age, our skin starts to lose its natural glow and elasticity. Naturally, in this case, our first thought is that we should invest in expensive cosmetic aids to increase and maintain the firmness of facial skin, while also boosting its radiance. Here’s the advice that I give you as a skin care specialist: before focusing on finding the treatment that will keep your aging skin in excellent condition, start by adjusting your diet. After all, you are what you eat, and your incorrect dietary choices will inevitably be reflected by your skin, by becoming a part of your body’s outer fabric. How can you make smarter nutritional decisions? You could try to include the super healthy (and tasty) ingredients listed below in your daily diet, drink plenty of water and get enough sleep on a day-to-day basis. All these changes will help you look and feel like a completely different person in only a few weeks.
Dairy Products (Low-Fat Ones)
Low-fat dairy products represent excellent sources of vitamin A, a potent compound that contributes to skin health. If you have a thyroid problem or diabetes, it is even more important to consume vitamin A-rich low-fat dairy foods, because your body may not be able to transform beta carotene extracted from different other products (such as carrots) into vitamin A.
Fruits with a High Antioxidant Content
Aside from foods packed with vitamin A that stimulate your digestive system, guaranteeing a healthier-looking skin, you should also try to eat a mix of four fruits that are extremely beneficial for your complexion, due to their high concentration of antioxidants. Plums, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are the healthy and tasty snacks that will help you prevent free radical damage and get closer to your beauty goal: a sculptural, youthful skin.
Foods Containing a Large Amount of Essential Fatty Acids
Try to include more than a few servings of salmon, walnuts, flax seeds and canola oil in your diet. All these super foods contain a high dosage of fatty acids, which do wonders for your cell membranes. Healthier cell membranes ensure a higher protection against several harmful elements that could try to disrupt your system, and also tend to do a better job as pathways for nutrient transportation.
Foods Rich in Selenium
If you feel the need to add a few more tasty ingredients to your daily diet to boost skin health and radiance, opt for brazil nuts, turkey, tuna, cereals and muffins. You may be wondering: what do these options actually have in common? They all contain an ideal dosage of selenium, the element that limits the level of oxidative damage undergone by our skin. According to recent research, oral doses of selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E and copper could succeed in preventing the formation of sunburn cells.
Want to find a quick way to upgrade your salad without adding a calorie-rich dressing? Add a few drops of oil (preferably no more than 2 tsp per day). Oils are exceptional sources of essential fatty acids and keep your skin properly lubricated and healthier-looking. It is advisable to buy and use expeller processed, cold processed and extra virgin options, which work best for your skin.
Whether you’re having a hard time trying to make wiser dietary decisions or want to find the most adequate cosmetic products that are compatible with the unique needs of your complexion, I am here to help you do what’s best for your skin. Schedule your first appointment with me and let’s find out what your skin is actually craving for.