Being bloated blows.
It always happens at the most inopportune times: You know, when you have an important meeting the next day or a red carpet-worthy event where there will be tons of photos taken. Feeling puffy is annoying (hello, understatement), but it's also completely normal (yes, it happens to celebs too). And, no, we're not talking about a touch of belly bloat. We're talking about the kind of swelling that's impossible to hide: face bloat...the kind that makes your coworker ask, "Rough night?" upon arrival at the office the next morning.
If you're a celeb, you can spend big bucks on in-office treatments, like Nurse Jamie's 20-minute NIR Skin Tightening, which erases any trace of last night's activities, and apparently gives you the same look as months of clean eating. We're into it! But if you're not ballin' on a big budget, we asked these celeb experts (a facialist, makeup artists, a nutritionist and a personal trainer) to tell us what easy things they recommend to save face.
"I love a good eye mask that I keep in the refrigerator. I use one by Intraceuticals that has hyaluronic acid. It helps with puffy eyes and hydrates." –Shani Darden, celeb facialist to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Alba
"I tend to go for a nice neutral-toned smoky eye because it usually helps open up puffy eyes. For the face, I stick with bronze, sunkissed, glowy skin. Shadow contouring is a must along the jawline and the area under the chin and along neck to help define the soft (read: puffy and bloated) edges." –Suzie Kim, celeb makeup artist to Jamie Chung and Rocky Barnes
"We make sure our celebrities have my at-home ACELLerator Ultra. It reduces puffiness and tightens skin in minutes in case they can't make it in for a "911" de-puff session. " –Nurse Jamie, celeb skin expert to Maria Menounos and Ruby Rose
"Drink water with vegetable enzymes, like cucumber and asparagus. They are both natural diuretics that help the body rid itself of sodium. Just slice a few and float them in 24-36 ounces of water, drink slowly and avoid salt until your next event. Feel free to eat them as well," Kelly LeVeque, celeb nutritionist to Jessica Alba and Kate Walsh
"The only thing that I find works quickly, and well, is dunking my face in a bucket of ice and massaging my face. This not only helps reduce puffiness; it feels good and refreshing." –Julianne Kaye, celeb makeup artist to Gigi and Bella Hadid
"A quick sweat session is my go-to for getting the bloat out of my cheeks and fingers. Go for a run, do some sprints or hill running and sweat like a dog. It's a triple whammy: no bloat, workout done and you beat your buddies on your Fitbit step count." –Erin Oprea, Celeb Trainer to Carrie Underwood