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Reduce the Appearance of Facial Swelling

By Mikaela Weyland-Smith —

Graves’ disease can cause serious facial swelling. Wouldn’t you love it if you could make your face look a little less puffy and a little more like it used to? Well, now you can! Get out your bronzer and blush and prepare for your new, great look.

Step 1: Foundation

Start by applying your normal foundation and powder on your face and all the way down your neck. This will not only help blend the colour from your face to body nicely, but it will also leave you with a base for what we are about to do next.

Step 2: Shadow Your Cheeks

Apply bronzer in a triangle shape going from your ears (the base of your triangle) and pointing towards — but not touching — your mouth (the point of your triangle). If you need a little guidance try sucking your cheeks in and follow the angle. Blend the contour upwards and outwards.

Step 3: Shade the Jaw Line

Lightly brush your bronzer on the underside of your jawline. Start at the outer edge and finish about halfway in on each side. Be careful not to make this too dark, otherwise it can start to look like you have a beard!

Step 4: Contour You Neck

This is especially helpful if you are experiencing swelling on your neck. Feather your bronzer from the edges of your jawline down to the centre of your collarbone in a downwards triangle. Once again, be careful not to make this too dark or you will end up with a beard look.

Step 5: Add Some Colour

Apply blush to the apple of your cheeks. To locate the apple, give yourself a big smile in the mirror and apply your blush to the tops of the perky part of your cheeks. Next, apply a little blush to your temples and lastly, a quick sweep down your nose.

Now you look fabulously contoured and seriously less swollen.


Image Source: sarahcstanley


Mikaela Weyland-Smith – Pulp Nature Contributor and Intern – Autoimmune Ally

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Mikaela is a vibrant 19 year old dancer from Sydney, Australia. She moved to Texas in mid 2012 and discovered her passion for writing. She loves all things fashion and beauty and will be bringing you the latest trends and tips. This autoimmune ally loves hanging out with her friends and baking gluten-free goodies!

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