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Beat The Bloat (Or, At Least, Look Like You Did) With These Depuffing Beauty Secrets

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    There is one rule we have for Thanksgiving dinner: Treat yo' self. But, sometimes all of that indulgence can show up on your face the next morning. Puffiness and bloating are things we all experience — after a particularly rough night involving margaritas or a seriously decadent meal. Fortunately, there are ways to camouflage these issues — or fix them completely.

    Where to start? "It sounds contrary to [popular] belief, but hydrate," says Melanie Palm, MD, founding director of Art of Skin MD. "This will help detoxify your system from things such as sodium or alcohol that could have led to [the bloating]." Dr. Palm also advises to keep the heck away from sodium until the bloating goes down — that includes even a sprinkle of salt.

    But, that doesn't mean you can't snack. "Diuretics in food or beverage sources include cranberry juice, apple-cider vinegar, citrus fruits (particularly lemon), blueberries, grapes, or cherries," says Dr. Palm. "Healthy, water-shedding veggies include asparagus, beets, and leafy greens, like lettuce and spinach." She notes that onion, garlic, ginger, leeks, and parsley are also clutch for putting that puff down. One of the best snacks you could have? "Pineapple on an empty stomach," she says. The fruit contains a protein extract called bromelain, which helps reduce swelling. And, if the idea of exercising doesn't make you want to puke, try going for a brisk walk. "It will improve circulation, removing swelling from tissues."

    In addition to chowing down on depuffing foods, you should try some of the genius beauty tricks we've picked up. Click through for advice that will make it much easier to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast worry-free.



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