Try It: Tea Tree Oil
What it is: Not to be confused with the common tea plant used to make your breakfast blend, tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree, found in parts of Australia.
How it works: “Tea tree oil has been found to be a great oil reducer and anti-inflammatory agent,” says Dr. Chang. The oil’s compounds kill off bacteria and fungus on the skin surface, reducing allergic skin reactions and therefore swelling.
Bottom line: You may not see drastic differences like those before and after photos on TV (you knew those were fake, right?), but this natural remedy will slightly reduce puffiness without harmful side effects.Back to top