Published By: Shreya Ghai

Unbeatable home remedies for puffy and bloated face menace

Facial swelling can occur for several reasons. Here’s how you can reduce it with these simple home remedies.

Facial swelling is a common problem that most of you often deal with. It could be because of anything from infection to allergy or just because you haven't been able to sleep well. If this swelling is painful, you must visit a doctor but if you think it's a natural swelling because of stress, insomnia or any minor injury you can try these simple home remedies to get rid of the face puffiness.

Icing or cold water therapy

If you wake up with a swollen face or puffy eyes, try this therapy it will work like magic. All you need to do is rub a cube of ice all over your face for five to ten minutes and let it dry on its own. Alternatively, you can also use an iced jade roller or an ice pack. If you want to make it easier, just splash chilled cold water on your face. It helps accelerate lymphatic drainage hence reduces puffiness.

Reduce sodium intake

Too much salt can cause water retention which results in swelling and bloating especially on the face. If you feel your face looks swollen or puffy, reduce your salt intake especially 4 hours before bedtime. You will see a remarkable difference in  the swelling the next morning.

Hot compress

A hot compress instantly deals with your swollen face. All you need to do is prepare a warm compress and start pressing it on the swollen area. It will also speed up to heal your swelling especially if it is due to an injury. It improves the blood circulation on the swollen area, thus reducing the puffiness.


It is one of the most common remedies for swollen faces. It is great for relieving pain and swelling. Raw potatoes have incredible cooling effects that can work on getting rid of that puffy face.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea promotes good sleep and releases stress. You can either drink up a cup of chamomile tea before bedtime or simply take out the chamomile tea bag from the hot cup and freeze it for five minutes. Press it on the swollen area and you will see a reduction in swelling.

Whether it is a big day at work or a special event to attend you would never want to go out with a puffy face. Follow these simple and easy home remedies to get rid of the puffy face menace.