Good sleep is the secret to healthy-looking skin. But eight-hours of sleep a day is sometimes hard to meet – even impossible… Bloggers have been pushing eye products that seem too good to be true. Is there really a way to fake a good night sleep and still look bright-eyed and radiant? Let me give you my secrets!
1. Splash cold water on your face
No, this is a not a joke! Splashing on cold water to our sleepy face is the easiest way to refresh your complexion. The coolness of the water helps constricts blood vessels, which will give your skin a smoother, more toned look.
2. Revitalize with a serum
What is lost when we lack sleep? Water. That’s why it is so important to hydrate your skin with a natural moisturizer that will lock the water into our skin. Try mixing organic red raspberry seed oil with chamomile and rose essential oils for a potent and rejuvenating serum.
3. Have your face drink milk
Soak a washcloth in cold milk, and gently apply to your face for 5 minutes. Let it sit for a few seconds, reiterate if necessary, then rinse.
4. The eyes have it
The eyes cannot tell a lie, they say. It’s the first thing that people notice – and people can tell how sleep-deprived we are just by looking at our eyes… Lack of sleep means puffy eyes. To counter puffiness, use eye treatment that contains a mix of peptides and caffeine, which has a diuretic effect. Put it in the fridge before applying under eyes. “Coldness counters puffiness,” says Elise Brisco, O.D., an optometrist in Los Angeles. To open wide the droopy eyes, use an eyelash curler and perk up the face. To enhance the curl, apply two coats of lengthening mascara, adding a little more in the center above each eyeball for even longer-looking fringe.
5. Use makeup tricks
Sleep deprivation makes us lost our focus. But try not to look disturbed by not caking on makeup. Instead of hiding your sleepy face behind mask-like makeup, just apply a tinted moisturizer to even out blotchiness then apply a touch of concealer over dark circles around the eyes. Blush brightly using peach cream blush. “Peach tones brighten skin and take the focus away from dark under-eye rings while cream formulas leave a slight dew on cheeks, like a ‘flush of youth’,” says Sarah Lucero, global education director for Stila Cosmetics. Then shape up your puffy face by adding a deeper contour just below your blush. Brush a powder bronzer or foundation one shade darker than your skin directly beneath your cheekbones and along the jawline and temples.
What tricks or techniques do YOU use?
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