How to Look Like You Got Great Sleep...Even Though You Didn’t
December 22, 2021
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.
What is Hyaluronic Acid and Why Should It Be Part of My Skincare Routine?
October 20, 2021
It sounds intimidating and honestly, almost sounds like it shouldn’t be applied on your face but trust me…it’s actually the opposite of harsh - it’s your face’s drink of choice!
What it is:
Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule that is naturally produced in our skin’s cells, specifically in our connective tissue, eyes and joints. But the production of Hyaluronic Acid in our bodies declines as we age, so applying skincare products that have hyaluronic acid becomes more important as we get older.
What it does:
Helps with signs of aging - Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrating component, it attracts water and this helps our skin look fresh, glowy and youthful. Hydrating the outer layers of our skin, minimizing signs of aging.
- Helps with moisture - because Hyaluronic Acid acts as a humectant, it traps water against our skin surface giving it a plump, supple look.
- Helps with elasticity - Hyaluronic Acid promotes firmness, making your skin look tighter and toned! Over time, the more you apply Hyaluronic Acid the more your skin will retain its youthful look and reduce signs of skin stretching.
- Helps with inflammation scars - if you’ve experienced irritation, injuries and patchiness, applying Hyaluronic Acid will help soothe your skin, repairing those damages.
- Helps with complexion - Hyaluronic acids help your skin look vibrant. This fights through dull complexion, combating the negative effects of pollutants, dirt, free radicals and sun damage.
How to apply:
After cleansing, leave your face damp when applying Hyaluronic Acid. Follow with your treatment serums and moisturizer.
Although it is an acid, don’t be intimidated. This ingredient is well tolerated by all skin types and rarely causes any adverse effects. Happy Hydrating!