The pumpkin pie has been long gone, the dishes have been washed, and you’ve moved onto planning your Black Friday and Cyber Monday agendas. But while Thanksgiving may be behind you, there’s one thing (aside from your food coma) that might be hanging around: a bit of a tryptophan-induced bloat. So before you head out fight the crowds at your local mall, de-puff your face by giving these skin-soothing tricks a try. And don’t worry — putting down your leftover turkey sandwich is certainly not one of our secrets.
Here’s what we’ll be slathering on our faces before leaving the house.
Cucumber eye patches
If there’s one thing that’ll make you feel refreshed after a long night of indulging, it’s a trusty pair of undereye patches. Go for the cucumber-packed formula, and store them in the fridge — the soothing ingredients and cold temperature will work together to get rid of puffiness.
Buy It! Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydragel Eye Patches $48; nordstrom.com
A hydrating face mask
Salty foods (along with that extra glass of wine) may have left your skin dehydrated, so spend 10 minutes in a hydrating sheet mask to bounce your complexion to back to life. This one is packed with moisturizing ingredients — and the leopard print will be a conversation piece among out-of-town relatives.
Buy It! Patchology Leopard Hydrate FlashMasque $8; ulta.com
A few dabs of full-coverage concealer under your eyes will make you look awake and refreshed without fail. This one has hydrating ingredients and a hint of luminosity, which will instantly soften the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles.
Buy It! It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination, $24; sephora.com
Matte contouring powder
If all else fails, there’s always the Kardashian-approved face-toning trick: a touch of contouring powder. Apply a matte brown shade underneath your cheekbones and along your jawline, and a highlighter on the high points of your cheek bones. It’ll give you a natural glow while chiseling out those currently
But It! Dior Diorblush Sculpt Professional Contouring Powder Blush, $44; saksfifthavenue.com
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