The Frozen Tinfoil Trick That Helps Lessen Facial Puffiness

A number of years again, New York make-up artist and forehead guru Ramy Gafni was requested to share his oddest, craziest beauty hack.

The solely standards: It needed to be one thing he had considered (i.e., a real authentic) and it needed to—anticipate it—truly work.

The phase—the “aluminum foil hack” that he dreamt up (it entails the easy skin-care step of freezing a sheet of tinfoil in a single day and form-fitting it to the face like a masks)—ended up on a nationwide T.V. phase.

Gafni wasn’t all that stunned by the excitement. And he nonetheless backs the straightforward, shiny transfer’s effectiveness.

“At the time, jade and rose quartz rollers were popular to keep refrigerated and use to reduce under eye bags and puffiness,” he says. “So, I figured chilled aluminum foil can be molded easily to the contours of one’s face—and cover a larger surface than a jade roller. It feels very refreshing and really does reduce swelling and makes your pores feel tight.”

While the artistic concept was, legitimately, an authentic, Gafni admits he had some Hollywood inspiration floating round at the back of his mind.

“I think I was inspired by reading that Joan Crawford used to dunk her face into a pan of ice water each morning,” he remembers. “Also, supermodel Karolina Kurkova told me that, in Eastern Europe, women splash cold water on their face to reboot and freshen up when having a bad day.”

Back within the current day, Gafni nonetheless stands by the truth that his tinfoil-sheet trick is simply nearly as good as its more-recent competitors of the favored ice roller. “I think keeping a sheet of aluminum foil in the freezer and molding it to your face is as effective as many cooling devices on the market,” he says. “And applying skin care like a serum or firming gel before the tin foil is even more effective.”