Do you ever feel like your face retains more water than it used to? Yes, the bloat is real. Luckily, there are a few simple, and all-natural, things you can do to slim your jawline and de-puff your cheeks — and look younger in the process.
Try cold therapy.
Hold an ice cube on the roof of your mouth with your tongue for about 60 seconds. The cold constricts nerves in the mouth that are connected to enlarged bloat-causing blood vessels in the face, reducing swelling from the inside out.
Opt for this massage.
Starting at the chin, move your thumbs along the underside of your jaw, pushing toward your ears; sweep your palms down the sides of your neck. Repeat five times. The gentle pressure guides trapped fluids out through lymph nodes in the neck.
Sip dandelion tea.
Drink a mug of the herbal brew first thing in the morning for thinner by evening. Its powerful diuretic compounds stimulate the kidneys to release excess fluids. And research has found this effect alone can help the body shed three to five pounds in 48 hours. Try this one from Kiss Me Organics ($7.99, Amazon).
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.