Whether it's the face, eye contour or abdominal area, there's no denying that swelling can cause enormous discomfort, both physically and emotionally, affecting our self-esteem and the way we feel. Although it is something common to many women, there are several causes for feeling bloated - our diet, alcohol consumption, hormonal changes, stress and our daily habits such as exercise and sleep (or, better, the lack of them) are just some of the reasons for waking up with a swollen face or feeling that abdominal discomfort.
As always, it is important to listen to your body, and be aware of the signals it gives you when you feel bloated. For example, if you wake up with a puffy face every time you have a glass of wine at dinner, try ordering a non-alcoholic cocktail on your next outing with friends.
Or if you feel abdominal bloating every time you eat cabbage or beans, try reducing your intake of these types of foods (which increase gas production), include fermented foods in your diet, and even keep a food diary to help you discover or rule out food sensitivities or intolerances.
In addition, there are herbal and skincare products that are super effective at resolving or alleviating this feeling of bloating - both inside and out. In this article we reveal a complete anti-swelling routine so you can feel like the best version of yourself!
If you are not yet familiar with our Detox line, take our advice - once you try it, your life will never be the same again! Let's start with our Fresh Start Kit, Kit, composed by our Detox Drops and our Super Detox CapsulesCapsules, two essentials that, besides fighting abdominal swelling, stimulate the release of toxins accumulated in the body and boost metabolism, contribute to a cleaner skin, a more fluid digestion and higher energy levels.
Chlorophyll-based and rich in antioxidants that support the intestinal flora, the Detox Drops are perfect for starting the morning, so we recommend diluting 4 full pipettes in a glass of water and taking on an empty stomach upon waking up, to help the intestinal flora and liver function properly, essential for easier digestive processes.
Already our Super Detox Capsules are a bioavailable herbal formula that stimulates digestion and the release of toxins accumulated in the body. Take 2 capsules daily, with or without food, to boost metabolism and reduce abdominal bloating.
At the end of the day, try taking 1 teaspoon of our Detox Blend, diluted in a glass of water, in a warm infusion or in your favorite vegetable milk. Especially effective when taken at night to boost the body's natural cleansing during sleep, this blend with Milk Thistle, Spirulina and Wheat Grass supports a natural detox from the inside out, calms inflammation and stimulates the body to cleanse toxins, and reduces abdominal bloating.
From the Outside
The way we nourish our body on the inside is reflected on the outside, especially in the appearance of our skin. When we sleep well, mitigate the effects of stress, eat a balanced and varied diet, and exercise, our skin naturally feels brighter and healthier, and our face looks noticeably less puffy. In addition to this holistic care, there are some beauty tools that you can (and should!) incorporate into your daily routine.
The first is our Face Brushwhich allows dry brushing of the facial skin, stimulating the lymphatic system and activating the release of toxins and cell regeneration. In addition to gently exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells to boost its elasticity, firmness and radiance, this gentle brush visibly improves puffiness for a much fresher appearance. A brush should be used in the morning, before cleansing and moisturizing the face, two to three times a week.
For your daily moisturizing ritual, there is nothing like complementing your favorite products with the use of one of our Gua Sha - of Amethystof Jade, de White Quartz or Rose Quartz. This ancient facial shaping tool is not only amazing for contouring the skin of the face, jaw and neck, but also for promoting blood circulation and fighting puffiness, especially in the eye area.