By Chelsea Vurciaga
Dealing with a bloated face and puffy eyes is no fun! Furthermore, it’s even more aggravating when you try creams, face packs and other methods that simply don’t work.
That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about my three favorite natural secrets to reduce puffy eyes and face fast!
Best of all, these methods are simple and easy to do!
1. Pressure Points Around Eyes
Simply put, pressure points are meridians or channels in the body that when “pushed” stimulate and heal corresponding areas. The practice of pushing pressure points is called acupressure.
Some of my favorite pressure points are located on the side of the head and around the eyes.
Often, these pressure points are used for eye strain. However, I’ve found activating these points can feel like a healing draining of the entire face.
In fact, I’ve found that doing this simple method can make a complete and noticeable difference right away.
Some have even found that activating certain pressure points around the eyes alleviates headaches.
When working on pressure points, be gentle! If you are new to pressure points, there are a number of cool pressure point products that can help you locate and stimulate various areas of your body.
You never want to overwork a pressure point, nor do you want to cause pain. Also, you never want to do acupressure on a bruised or injured area. The best method is to apply a focused and easy pressure that hits exactly on the right spot.
An easy way to tell that you are on a pressure point is that you feel more of an intense sensation that resonates in your body.
When working on my eyes and face, I use the knuckles of my thumbs to push into the points as precisely as possible.
Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about acupressure, please consult your doctor about your individual needs.
OK, let’s get started…
First, sit in a comfortable position. Take a moment to relax and take a deep, intentional breath. If you are thinking of something stressful, push it out of your mind and focus on relaxing your face.
First, use both thumb knuckles and find the spot that is located where the thickest part of your eyebrow begins above your eye (dark green on image). To help me get on the right point, I push with my knuckles around the eyebrow area until I feel that I am on the points on both sides.
Breathe deeply as you work your knuckles gently into these spots on both sides.
Next, I take my knuckles and move them along each eyebrow with gentle pressure (light green on image), so that I’m starting at the inner corner and moving to the outer tip of my eyebrows. Again, this is light pressure and should feel intense, but good.
After that, I bring my knuckles down on each side and push below my eyes on either side of my nose (red on image). This pressure point is known for being an area of deep emotional release.
Now, run your knuckles from this point along the bone ridge under your eye from the inside to the outside of your face (pink on image).
Finally, locate the pressure point on the left side of your head and gently push it up (blue on image). It’s the area that is like a nook right where the very top of your jaw connects to your head. This point may be very tender, but I’ve found that it can be the most impactful pressure point for eye and face puffiness.
Hold it for about 20 seconds that then release it. Do this a few times and then you are done!
You might find that a certain area feels like it “needs it the most.” If so, you can do another round on this specific area. Just make sure not to overdo it and to respect your body. Afterward, drink lots of great filtered water!
2. Parasite Cleanse
You probably never considered that your puffiness might be connected to a parasite infection. However, one of the main symptoms of parasites is inflammation and bloating.
Particularly, I’ve found that worms and protozoa parasites can cause strange and continuously face bloating and eye puffiness.
In fact, I’ve often found that if I’m experiencing face puffiness, this is a great indication that it’s time for me for to complete a parasite cleanse.
You might have never even considered that parasites can be impacting your health. However, according to research it is estimated that 80% of people have parasite living in their guts.
But wait, how do parasites in your gut affect your eyes and face?
One of the most fascinating (and frightening) aspects about parasites is that they use tactics to dominate their host to survive. This includes stealing our nutrients, influencing our food and sugar cravings and disrupting vital processes in our body.
Often parasites will cause a stagnant, backed up condition in the body that will bring on swelling and bloating.
I’ve also found that the most successful way to get rid of parasites is with a full body and complete approach.
Really, parasite cleansing is one of my very favorite ways to help myself from my lifetime of experience in natural wellness!
If you are interested in learning this method, check out the 21 Day Parasite Cleanse Challenge.
3. Red Potatoes + Lymphatic Drainage
One of the best things about natural remedies is that simple tools can be super impactful!
Another way that I fight face and eye puffiness is with an easy spa-like massage and eye treatment THAT FEELS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
First, make sure that you remove ALL your eye makeup as this will mostly likely cause the eyes to drain. You do NOT want leftover makeup to burn your eyes.
Next, take a raw organic red potato and cut it into slices so that they are big enough to fully cover each eye. I like to use a bandana to tie the red potatoes slices in place over my eyes before lying down.
Raw red potatoes contain powerful nutrients and enzymes that fight inflammation and swelling. People also find that that they help combat dark eye circles.
Once the raw potato slices are in place, you will probably find that your eyes immediately begin to water and drain.
While you are enjoying this powerful healing sensation, lightly pinch your neck on both sides.
Start right below your ears and work down on each side. This will encourage lymphatic drainage, which you can promote via a number of targeted products.
Enjoy this exercise for about 5 minutes and then remove the potatoes and slowly sit up.
While in a seated position continue to lightly pinch the sides of your neck. Afterward, hydrate your body with room temperature filtered water.
This exercise FEELS great and helps to reduce and drain lymph along the jawline.
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