Sometimes it feels like there’s not enough hours in the day to do everything you want and need - like sleeping. We gotta do this, we gotta do that… where is the downtime right?!
Well, I hope you’re getting proper rest, but for the days that you can’t get the right amount of sleep, there are ways to make it look like you did.
#1 - Wake up your skin
Wash your face with COLD water. This will not only feel good but it will also reduce the blood flow and the size of your blood vessels, also known as de-puffing. This is most definitely helpful under the eyes.
#2 - Anti-Aging Moisturizer or Serum
Anti-aging products have ingredients that target blood vessels, reduce inflammation and promote cell growth. It helps your skin look smooth, tone and firm.
#3 - Caffeinate Your Skin
There are available caffeine eye creams on the market that can revive the eye area that will reduce that puffy look.
You can also take coffee grinds, sugar and combine with enough coconut oil into a thick and spreadable consistency to rub on your face! The coffee grinds and sugar will help exfoliate your skin, improving dullness while the caffeine will help tighten your blood vessels, improving dark under eyes.
#4 - Hydrate Inside and Out!
Drinking a glass of water upon waking up will not only kickstart your energy, but will also help you replenish the water lost during sleep. And rather than drink your afternoon coffee, try drinking a glass of water instead as the low energy we all feel at 3pm can be due to dehydration. Finally, don’t forget to drink water after a shower as the heat from the water can also cause water loss, which needs to be replenished.
Use sheet masks or serums that provide extra moisture, such as Hyaluronic Acid. Your face will look alive and supple.
If it’s not the busy schedule that’s keeping you up and is simply due to the fact that you can't sleep, talk to your doctor about the possibility of insomnia or other possible sleeping problems.
And if you are feeling insecure about looking tired and worn out aim for 7 to 8 hours a sleep each night and see the difference it can make.