Now that we are fasting, it is no surprise that we are not getting enough nutrients or enough sleep. Add to that the fact that we have been feeling stressed for the past year over the coronavirus pandemic. All these factors may make our skin look a little tired and dull. So how can you keep the glow and look more awake and rested even when you don’t get enough shuteye? Keep on reading.
1 || Give Your Skin Enough Hydration
Keep your skin hydrated and plump using an overnight face mask that is infused with hyaluronic acid and other moisturizing ingredients. These masks are not as messy as you may think, you apply them exactly like you apply your regular cream, leave them do their magic overnight, then you wash them in the morning to reveal a smoother and glowier skin. Let this step be the last in your night routine and apply on clean skin and with clean hands. If you are worried about things getting messy, apply 30 minutes before bed or put a towel over your pillowcase. Choose a light weight face mask that will give you a refreshed look without clogging your pores.
2 || Fight Dark Circles & Under Eye Bags
If you haven’t gotten enough sleep you are most likely to wake up with dark circles and under eye bags and these are really annoying. The best solution for this are eye patches. So easy and practical to use. A good option is Pixi FortifEYE eye patches that will instantly tone, lift and rejuvenate your under eye area making you look more awake.
3 || Take Care Of Your Eye Area
Using an eye cream is important especially when you are under a lot of stress and not getting enough sleep. As you may know the skin around the eyes is so thin, therefore it is the first to show signs of age and sleep deprivation. That said, you need to give it extra care by using the right eye cream. Look for a product that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, peptides, antioxidants, or some combination of them. These will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and will brighten skin around the eyes.
4 || Boost Collagen With Topical Caffeine
Yes, you read this right… A cup of coffee is the first thing that comes to mind in a sleepy morning to wake you up a little. Well, have you ever considered applying it topically to the face? You should… Topical caffeine is great for boosting collagen, decreasing puffiness and inflammation, and reducing cellulite. Try The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG serum.
5 || Combat Redness, Acne And Large Pores With Ice
Ice is a beauty hero that many beauty gurus swear by. It helps reduce redness, acne and inflammation, minimize large pores and increase blood circulation. While using actual ice or iced water is great for awaken the skin, freezing or cooling your beauty products will double up their benefits. You can also freeze two tablespoons and put them onto the eyes in the morning to awaken them and reduce puffiness and dark circles.
6 || Use Your Makeup
I personally swear by natural methods. But you can always benefit from your makeup to awake your skin instantly. The most important makeup product is concealer. It helps awaken and illuminate the eyes by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles. Choose a light and creamy formula that is easy to apply and won’t pile up in your creases.