Shay Mitchell swears by this *chilling* beauty fix for puffy skin

Loved by beauty pros and celebs alike

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / July 03 2019

Some mornings you just wake up with tired, puffy skin. Maybe you had too many drinks last night, or your skin didn’t agree with that new serum you applied before bed, or hey, maybe you’re just one of those lucky people whose skin is naturally a little red and always tired-looking upon waking. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.

Even Shay Mitchell.

And thankfully, the Pretty Little Liars actor has a genius hack for such an occasion. She shared this top tip for de-puffing her tired skin in a recent interview with Allure:

“If I have a shoot where I need even more of a wake-up, I’ll put my whole face in a bowl of ice water,” she explained, “it’s really good to de-puff your skin”.

Shay’s not the only celebrity who’s a fan of an ice facial; Kate Moss is also said to be an advocate for the de-puffing technique to combat early morning puffiness.

The pros are into it, too. Celebrity facialist Ole Henriksen incorporates ice cubes into his in-salon treatments to aid circulation and the absorption of serums. “They dramatically improve circulation in the skin for that healthy glow we all want. If you apply a serum to the skin and put ice on it afterwards, the capillaries restrict, and it creates a pulling effect that helps ingredients penetrate deeper,” he explained in an interview with Vogue.

Brb, we need to stock up our freezer.

Looking for other ways to de-puff tired skin? Victoria’s Secret Angels can’t get enough of this beauty tool.

What’s your quick fix for de-puffing skin? Let us know in the comments below.

Main image credit: @shaymitchell

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).