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.
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Main image credit: @shaymitchell
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.