How to Reduce a Puffy Face After Waking Up

By | September 10, 2020


Do you find that you have puffy eyes or a puffy face when you wake up in the morning? You’re not alone.

If you’ve been wondering how to reduce a puffy face after waking up, read on for suggestions about putting green tea on your face, green tea serums, and other green tea products and ideas.

Green Tea on Face

Green tea isn’t just a delicious drink. It can also be one of your secret weapons in the fight against a puffy face in the morning. The practice of putting green tea bags over your eyes or on the face has been around for a long time. In fact, people use green tea on their faces for everything from reducing puffiness, swelling, and inflammation; getting rid of black circles under the eyes; and even treating dry eye, pink eye, or rosacea.

The reason? Green tea is rich in flavonoids and tannins, which both act as antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Another reason is the caffeine in green tea, which may help to shrink blood vessels in the skin.

To use green tea bags on your face, wet two green tea bags with lukewarm (never hot) or cold water, and place them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes. If you have loose leaf tea, use a loose leaf tea pouch, or put the loose leaf tea leaves in a muslin cloth.

You can do this as needed, or every day if you want!


Another way to prevent and treat a puffy face after waking up is with serums. There are countless options when it comes to facial serums and their active ingredients.

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Some common ingredients or components to a facial serum to look out for on the product label are hyaluronic acid, retinol, caffeine, green tea extract, and antioxidants like vitamin C or vitamin E.

If you can’t find a serum you like, or you want to make your own, learn how to make a serum at home in the next section.

Make a Green Tea Serum

This option is the best of both worlds. You can also make a green tea serum to reduce a puffy face in the morning! Here are the steps for crafting a simple green tea and coffee serum for reducing puffiness.


  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee.
  • 1 tablespoon green loose leaf tea.
  • 4 ounce grapeseed oil.
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil.
  • 10 drops grapefruit seed oil.
  • 10 drops lavender oil.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pan.
  2. Heat them on the stove on low heat. Stir frequently until coffee dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour liquid from pan through a coffee filter into a glass bottle.
  5. Let cool. Then apply to your face and neck each evening!

Whether you’re looking for green tea, face serums, or mineral masks, start with these options from TeaSource, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, and Miessence.


Whether you’re using the green tea bag method to reduce puffiness in your eyes, making a green tea serum, or just looking for your new favorite green tea to sip, try Green Tea from TeaSource. TeaSource’s Green Tea is a mild green tea that delivers antioxidants for immune system support.

Two other delicious green tea options from TeaSource are Jasmine Green Tea, made from green tea and delicate, white jasmine flowers; and Green Tea with Mango, an antioxidant-rich herbal blend of Sencha green tea, mango flavors and sunflower blossoms with a sweet tropical flavor.

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MyChelle Dermaceuticals

One serum we love is G2 Instant Firming Serum from MyChelle. G2 Instant Firming Serum from MyChelle is a skin-conditioning serum that works immediately to improve firmness visibly. Blended with anti-aging Argireline peptide, Instalift from Goji Berries, and fermented Pomegranate Extract to help rejuvenate skin and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, G2 Instant Firming Serum is a great tool to add to your arsenal of ways to reduce facial puffiness.


Remove impurities and cleanse your skin naturally with this Rejuvenating Mineral Mask from Miessence. Miessence’s Rejuvenating Mineral Mask is made with white clay, organic horsetail, organic chamomile, and organic ylang ylang essential oil and organic lavender oil; it’s also particularly good for sensitive or mature skin.

What are your methods when you want to reduce a puffy face after waking up?

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