7 Beauty Experts Share Their Best Depuffing Tips & Tools
7 Beauty Experts Share Their Best Depuffing Tips & Tools

7 Beauty Experts Share Their Best Depuffing Tips & Tools

Be it the result of excess salt, alcohol or simply overnight water retention, a bit of puffiness in the morning is inevitable. But fixing the problem is easy when you know how. To that end, we asked seven skincare experts for their top tips and go-to tools.
By Sapna Rao

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Cooling Derma-Globes, £80.85 (was £107.80) | Omorovicza

Rated by: Michaella Bolder

Depuffing starts after my morning cleanse, when I take these ice globes straight out of the fridge. They depuff by reducing inflammation, redness, water retention and they soothe angry breakouts, too. Start by applying some product to your face to increase the glide – a good face oil or serum works – then hold the globes over your closed eyes for ten seconds. From the centre of your chin, move them along the jaw using slow firm motions up towards the ears; repeat this four to six times. Then, do the same over the lips and under the cheek bones using a firm pressure. Finish by gently sweeping from under the eyes out towards the temples, working vertically from the centre to the temples and then horizontally side to side eight times.

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Cryo Sticks, £136.85 (was £161) | Biologique Recherche

Rated by: Nichola Joss

Cryo rollers are always my depuffing tool of choice. Then I use a gua sha to lift and sculpt. I start by using the cryo tool at the side of my neck – working up the face from the centre outwards. Then, I use a rose quartz gua sha, paying particular attention to the neck, jawline and under the cheekbones. In the evenings, after cleansing and applying my active products, I’ll apply some oils and do a facial massage using my hands. Simply take one palm and place it onto the forehead, pressing the oil in and down, and bringing it down towards the neck to open up the lymphatic system.

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Face Sculpting Zinc Roller, £18 | Brushworks

Rated by: Kate Kerr

Stagnant lymph fluid is one of the main causes of puffiness, particularly around the eye area. Therefore, movement and gravity are necessary to ensure the essential flow of the lymph system, so it can drain toxins from the tissues and let them be detoxified by the liver. To aid this, take a few minutes to do a lymphatic massage while you apply your skincare products in the morning and at night. Our fingers are an excellent tool for this, but a cooling facial roller is also useful if you want some extra help. Performing a lymphatic drainage massage over the top of a sheet mask that’s been in the fridge can be a great quick fix, too. Personally, I’d recommend the Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio Cellulose Mask or the AQ Skin Solutions Intensive Moisturizing Repair Mask.

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Gua Sha Pencil, £30 | Su-Man

The best way to reduce facial puffiness is with a gua sha. Uncomplicated, it will help you decongest and deflate. With the help of a cream or facial oil, gently press on your eyebrows and make a circular movement until you reach the hairline. Repeat the same movement in the area under the eyes, on the sides of the nostrils and the corners of the lips. Then, slide your fingers from your ears, to your chin, and finish with the sides of your neck. Alternatively, you can even save tea bags (green or black leaves) that you’ve consumed during the day and refrigerate them overnight. In the morning, apply them to your eyes and the cold and caffeine in the tea will reduce inflammation. 

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Rose Quartz Sculpting Spoon, £30 | CJB

Rated by: Elisa Lune

To effectively depuff, focus on the area below the orbital bone using a gua sha tool – specifically a rose quartz spoon if possible. You need some good slip on the skin to prevent tugging, which is why I use the Mauli Supreme Skin Face Serum. I love its calming scent. To de-puff the eyes, it’s all about opening up the pathways for the fluid to be flushed away. This involves opening up the neck, around the jawline and up to the cheekbones. The rose quartz spoon is great for this, sweeping away any fluid build-up that causes stagnation. You can also use the handle of the tool to create rings around the orbital bone up around the eyebrows to help with circulation and give the eyes a little more life.

Available at DwellSkin.co.uk

Cryo Duo Attachments, £75 | BeautyBio

Rated by: Abigail James

I’ll always recommend cooling and icing the skin to depuff. This constricts the blood vessels and supports lymphatic flow. I use these cryo attachments, which perfectly slot onto my GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool. It expertly extracts impurities from the skin and flushes out toxins to increase microcirculation, collagen production and skincare absorption. The key is to move from the inside out and always include the sides of the face and neck, rather than just focusing on the eye area. I highly recommend using these MLD Face Massage moves.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Mini Facial Toning Device, £140 (was £175) | NuFACE

Rated by: Teresa Tarmey

We used to sell a cryo ball which I love and still use, but now there are plenty on the market. So right now, the NuFACE microcurrent is my go-to. It not only sculpts but also gives you a lymphatic drainage massage at the same time – drawing out excess fluid to depuff and contour. My advice would be to use a serum on the skin first and then move onto a massage. It really does work and gives you the kind of glow that lasts under make-up.

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