De-puffing Your Face Post-Wisdom Teeth Surgery

January 6, 2019

Happy New Year! Life is back to normal post-wisdom teeth removal and the holiday season is over. One of the biggest things on my mind over the past few weeks has been de-puffing and reducing inflammation. After my wisdom teeth surgery, my face was swollen so big I looked like a chipmunk. It was right before Christmas and I knew I'd be taking a bunch of pictures so I was doing everything I could to get my face back to normal. There were two things that really helped, so today I'm going to share them with you!


Facial Massaging

The first strategy I mentioned briefly in a post a few months ago, which is facial massaging. As I mentioned in that post, I use Herbivore's Rose Quartz Facial Roller every day to de-puff my face. In the week after my wisdom teeth removal, I did this multiple times a day and it really helped cool down my face and reduce the puffiness. While I usually focus the roller under my eyes, I focused more on my jaw and cheeks, the areas which were the puffiest. If you don't have a face roller, I recommend using an ice cube to achieve a pretty similar effect!


Turmeric

The second strategy is less skincare and more health, but it's turmeric! Turmeric has anti-inflammatory qualities which are great for getting rid of puffiness and bloating. The most common way to eat it is in smoothies, which is what I did, but you can also sprinkle it on peanut butter and banana toast (there are probably a million more ways you eat it but those are my 2 favorites).


Wrap Your Face

Strategy #3 I can't take credit for, it was recommended by my oral surgeon, but it is to keep on the face wrap until the swelling goes down. It's required that you wear it for three days and use it to ice your jaw after surgery, but I kept wearing mine for about a week and a half. My doctor said that it prevents your face from swelling up more and although I haven't heard any science to back that up, it worked for me!


Those are my 3 tips for de-puffing your face! Leave a comment letting me know if you've gotten your wisdom teeth out and any recovery tips you had! xx Lauren

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