There’s nothing worse than a puffy face in the morning, and, in a recent video with Vogue, Shay Mitchell says that’s a daily struggle. “I sleep on my face, that’s why sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I feel a little bit like a puffer fish.” Read on to see all the steps she follows to combat morning facial bloat.
First up in her morning de-puffing routine is the ESARORA Ice Roller ($15), which she keeps in a mini fridge in her bathroom. Then, she applies the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cooling Face Gels ($36). After treating her face, Mitchell makes sure to give some extra TLC to the neck area with the Perfect V Lifting Premium Mask ($20). “You just put it under the chin and then you wrap it around your ears. It feels like it’s doing something and I kind of figure those bands you use when you’re working out are like this.” Once all her masks are on her face, she rolls the Nurse Jamie Instant UpLift Massaging Beauty Roller ($69) over everything.
“Now that I’ve taken everything off, this is the time when I like to go in and massage my face. If I feel like I need a little bit of extra serum before I go in and do my facial massage, I like to use this Rose Face Serum ($32) by 123 Farm. I just put a couple drops on my hand, rub it in.” Using her hands, she massages her face upwards to prepare for her gua sha tool, Wildling Empress Stone ($65). “I’m always pretty gentle with this, just because you don’t want to pull your skin, otherwise it will do the opposite.”
Mitchell says, “I am quite a believer in anything you can do to de-puff your skin. So, if I’m getting ready for an event or a photoshoot, I like to make sure that a few days before, I don’t load up on sodium because my skin does puff up quite easily. So, I drink a lot of water, I don’t eat a lot of salt and then I’m a big believer in lymphatic drainage, especially for my body but also for my face.”
The final massager she uses is the Shani Darden Skin Care Facial Sculpting Wand ($399). “Again, I’m always holding my skin taut a little bit. After all of that is done, I’m actually going to take a warm cloth and take everything down a little bit before I apply makeup.”
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