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3 Natural Solutions for Summer Bloating


With all this heat, sometimes it feels like we’re just expanding as the temperatures rise. So we’ve rounded up some remedies that flush away heat-related swelling so you look young and slim in a flash.  

For a puffy face

Steep two black tea bags in hot water and refrigerate. Dip a cotton round in the cold liquid and pat onto swollen spots on the face. The tea’s diuretic compounds pull fluids out while its astringent properties tighten skin for an instantly less puffy appearance.

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For belly bloat

Soak four to six dried seaweed sheets in lukewarm water, press onto stomach; remove after 15 minutes. The algae’s iodine stimulates circulation to help the body release trapped fluids in the midsection.

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For ankle swelling

Mix 6 drops of lavender oil and 2 Tbs. of olive oil; rub on palms. Place one palm on each side of your ankle and move them in long, gentle strokes up to your knee, 10 times per leg. Anti-inflammatory lavender nixes swelling and massage redistributes built-up fluids.

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This story originally appeared in our print magazine

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