I can often wake up in the morning with puffiness around my eyes and sometimes even my entire face … especially if I’ve had a bit of a late night. For an instant fix, I often use this age old remedy.
The Ice Plunge.
Here’s my quick guide below …
Fill a large bowl of cold water from the refrigerator along with 10 ice cubes (and sliced cucumber if you like to be fancy)
Plunge your face into the water for 5-10 seconds at a time.
Repeat this 10 times.
If you’re in a hurry, run an ice cube under water and glide it underneath your eyes and over your face.
Pat dry and apply a hydrating mist and serum.
Finish with a light weight moisturiser.
The cold water works to stimulate lymphatic circulation and blood flow, to flush the face. It also constricts capillaries and pores, leaving skin refined and awake! I also plunge my feet and ankles in ice cold water when travelling to reduce fluid retention and swollen ankles and feet.