Apply cold compresses to reduce facial swelling. If swelling is primarily around the eyes, place two stainless steel teaspoons in the freezer for a few minutes and then hold them over your closed eyes, suggests Holistic-online.com. Or try slices of cool cucumber, which constrict the blood vessels because of its astringent properties.
Simply lie down and place cucumber slices under your eyes or elsewhere on your face. Relax for about 10 minutes as you allow them to bring down the swelling. Moistened tea bags will have the same effect—just be sure to use a caffeinated variety of tea. Also try elevating your head more while sleeping. Either use extra pillows or raise the head of your bed by propping up the front legs with sturdy wooden blocks.