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How to Reduce Swelling on Face Home Remedies?

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Written & Edited by Vivoo Editor, Melda Tunçbiz on February 20, 2023.

A puffy, swollen face is the worst thing you can wake up to in the morning. There are many factors that can make one's face puffy, including stress, water retention, and allergies. And when a person's face is swollen, they frequently find themselves in a position where they avoid looking in the mirror. This makes the stress worse. 

The good news is that, unless it's a medical condition, a puffy face is not always present. In this blog, you can read our guide to reduce swelling on the face with home remedies.

How to Avoid Puffy Face

For many individuals, waking up with a puffy face or lips is pretty usual. This may be caused by too much salt in your meals the night before, too much alcohol, dehydration, allergies, mold, dust, pollen, hormone fluctuations, the way your face rests on the pillow, and plain old worry.

Consider the following to decrease morning face swelling:

  • Wash your face with lukewarm water when you wake up to decrease swelling. Before going to bed, avoid salty and processed meals (and in general).
  • Don't sleep with your makeup on since inflammation of the skin leads to the morning puffiness.

Keep hydrated. Make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. You can check your hydration levels and 8 other wellness parameters easily from the comfort of your home with Vivoo’s at-home urine tests. Just urinate on the strip, scan to the app and you will get your results. 

8 Useful Home Remedies for Swollen Face

How many times have you awoken with a puffy and bloated face? Isn't it rather often? Facial edema is a frequent ailment caused by a variety of circumstances including a lack of sleep, excessive alcohol consumption, and stress. It may also be caused by an accident or an underlying medical condition. The good news is that you can treat your face edema once you know what's causing it.

So, let us look at the many reasons for facial swelling and some basic home treatments for reducing swelling on your face.

Hemorrhoid cream

This over-the-counter cream has many functions. It works by tightening your skin in part. As a result, it may be used to alleviate puffiness beneath the eyes. Apply it as a moisturizer. If the aroma is too strong for you, use it with your regular moisturizer. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. 

Use tea bags

Tea Bags might help you get rid of that bloated appearance on your face. Soak them in warm water, then let them cool before placing them over your eyes. Caffeine in tea helps restrict blood vessels, reducing puffiness. So, instead of herbal teas like peppermint or chamomile, try black or oolong tea. Try chilled cucumber slices, which have anti-inflammatory effects.

Limit alcohol intake

Bloated face, feet, or tummy might result after a night of drinking. Alcohol causes inflammation in the body. It is also a diuretic, meaning it causes you to lose water via your urine. After your body processes the alcohol, the swelling usually goes down in 12 to 24 hours. Water may help replenish lost fluids and minimize puffiness.

Cold compress

Do you have under-eye bags? Sleep deprivation, allergies, salty foods, and smoking may all cause under-eye puffiness. The presence of bags typically indicates that fluid has accumulated there. A chilly compress is one of the simplest home remedies. Wet a clean towel, wring it out, and gently place it over your eyes for a few minutes. Do it while sitting rather than laying down. Place the cloth in the refrigerator or freezer for added chill.

Cut down your sodium intake

Reduce your salt intake since excessive sodium levels lead to edema. Simply avoid meals rich in sodium and drink enough of water to eliminate the salt from your system. 

What you can do is just start drinking water instead of sodium-laden drinks. You may also boost water's purifying properties by including cucumber and lemon slices in your diet.

If you are curious about your sodium intake, the Vivoo App can help you! With Vivoo, you can easily check your body’s sodium levels from the comfort of your home! 

The best part about Vivoo is that the App shares personalized nutritional and lifestyle advice that helps you take action to improve your wellness. 


The treatment is one of the most effective for a bloated face. Potatoes are well-known for their nutritional value, but did you know they may also help with pain and inflammation relief? Yes, that is correct! Raw potatoes have a very cooling impact that might help you get rid of that puffy face. This is a natural cure that may help your skin tremendously.

Consume foods that reduce inflammation

Swelling on occasion may be an indication of a long-term inflammatory condition, such as ulcerative colitis. Certain meals may reduce inflammation. Fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats like monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon and other fatty fish, are among them. Dark chocolate, green tea, turmeric, and ginger are other excellent alternatives.

Get supplements for magnesium

Magnesium is an electrolyte, which means it helps regulate your salt levels. According to research, they may reduce inflammation as well as puffiness in persons who retain a lot of water. Daily typical magnesium levels are 200-400 mg. Whether you have a kidney or heart disease, check with your doctor to see if magnesium supplements are safe for you. If you are curious about your magnesium levels you can check them using Vivoo’s at-home urine test. 

Finally, make sure you sleep in the proper posture and that there is no excess strain on your face when sleeping, since the pressure of the pillow against your face might cause swelling. These are some of the treatment options for face edema. Simply try these methods to get rid of your bloated face. 

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Melda Tunçbiz

Written & Edited by Vivoo Editor, Melda Tunçbiz on February 20, 2023.

Table of Contents

How to Avoid Puffy Face

5 Useful Home Remedies for Swollen Face

Article Review History

  • References
  • https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/sleep-deprivation
  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28392498/

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