How to quickly deal with swelling on the face

 You don't have to give up all the joys in life to look great during and after New Year's holidays. Together with an expert, we figure out where the edema comes from and how to deal with it.

Why does the face swell

Let's start with the fact that not always food alone - sweet, fatty, salty - affects the appearance. You can invest time, money, monitor the quality of products and the amount of salt. But if the three main problems are not solved, it will still swell treacherously at every opportunity:

  1. Overactive chewing muscles.This is often a consequence of a psychological problem caused by years of stress. After all, from childhood we get used to "gritting our teeth" to overcome difficulties. The parotid area becomes so dense and spasmodic that the free flow of fluid cannot overcome it. This "barrier reef" of our face leads to the formation of nasolabial folds and flaps, to eyelid edema. 
  2. Violation of the outflow of tear fluid. Eye swelling occurs when the tears produced to moisturize the eyeball do not go into the nasolacrimal canal, but get stuck in the infraorbital region due to spasms, ENT diseases, or other reasons.
  3. Calcified muscles and chronic tension in the occipital region.They are able to block the outflow of fluid from the entire face. The result is long-term swelling, which is sometimes perceived as an age-related change, not being so in reality.

Massage for tec and bags under the eyes

This technique is a great way to help drain excess lymph. We improve water withdrawal by relieving nighttime swelling that can result from drinking alcohol or salt at night, applying cosmetics that block skin breathing, and so on. The point of reception is to set the direction for the flow of stagnant excess fluid into the lacrimal canal.


  1. Treat the upper eyelids first.Turn your arms over to the back. Close eyes. Place your middle finger over your eyebrow and your index finger on your upper eyelids. Fingers should lie on the eyelids, barely touching them.
  2. Put your index fingers slightly down and move a little to the inner corner of the eye. The pupils under the closed eyelids are directed downward. Take a breath.Hold this position for 30 seconds.Return your fingers to their original position. The gaze rises up. Exhale. Fix it.
  3. Treat the lower eyelids.Turn your hands over to the back and place your middle finger on your lower eyelids. The index finger is just below the lower eyelid to the eyelid-cheek border. Raise your fingers on the lower eyelids as high as possible, then slide them until lightly resting on the inner corners of the eyes (look up). Inhale and hold this position for 30 seconds. Return your fingers to their original position. The look goes down. Exhale. Fix it.

Please note that the technique itself works without breathing regulation : inhalation at the beginning of the exercise is recommended as the primary impulse. Therefore, if you have difficulty breathing, you can not hold the air for 30 seconds. Breathe freely.

To check the effectiveness of the execution, look up. If the skin stretches after the look, the technique must be repeated. Don't pull on the skin. Lift it up just as much as the skin itself goes freely. The fingers should be on the eyelids. Otherwise, you will not feel the movement of the eyelids and transfer the lymph flow.