So, yours truly is sporting a shiner for the very first time – a distinction I managed to dodge for 44 years. Impressive!*
Okay, so unless you’re on TV, this calls for an iced cloth and a fair amount of direct pressure. But ice is, um, really cold! And it gets wet. So what else?
A good friend of mine recently gave me a bag of Whiskey Stones as a gift. And while I really, really wanted to like these, in the real world, they just didn’t work for me. If I’m drinking bourbon, I like a rock or two in there. And by “rock”, I mean “ice”.
But gently apply these babies to a black eye, and everything changes. They’re cold, but not wet – and they even come in their own, ready-to-heal pouch!
Whiskey Stones, you are my new go-to de-sweller! In fact, I’d rather fight than switch!
*Not so impressive is the way I acquired it: impeding a softball’s progress without the use of hands!