Take a minute—when was the last time you felt like you were well-rested? Has it been a while? We can relate. Getting that perfect 8 hours of sleep per night is easier said than done, and too many nights with less than your optimal amount of sleep will begin to affect your skin. Dark circles, puffiness, and an overall lack of radiance and glow are trademark signs of needing more sleep. But, for those days when you’ve got to go, go, go, we’ve rounded up our best tips and tricks for waking up your dull, tired skin.
Take Time to Prep Your Skin:
If you know your morning is going to be rushed after a late night, take an additional 30 seconds to add The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution into your routine. This cream is perfect for working to brighten and perfect your skin. It is full of antioxidant Vitamin C, which brightens overall skin tone while also reducing signs of aging, so it’s the perfect way to prepare your skin at night.
Hello Bright Eyes:
If you’re feeling tired, chances are your eyes will show it. For eyes that need a boost, we’re turning to the Midas Touch Revitalizing Eye Serum from Emma Hardie. This do-it-all eye serum lifts and tightens, balances dark circles, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, reduces puffiness and more! Smooth this serum on as you walk out the door (or before you head to bed) for a revitalized, brighter eye contour area.
Fake It Till You Make It:
Our favorite trick to looking like you got a full night of sleep no matter what is easier than you might think. Pick up a white eyeliner or eyeshadow stick (we recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in shade ‘Milk’) and simply line your waterline. This gives the illusion of wider eyes, and thus, looking more awake than you actually are. And the best part is, you don’t have to be an eyeliner expert to nail this look. Whether you precisely line your waterline, or draw a slightly thicker line and smudge it out, your eyes will be looking wider and more awake, no coffee needed (but we’d still recommend it).
Hair for It:
As tempting as it might be to not do anything on those rushed morning with your hair in the name of the “bedhead” look, sometimes you need something a bit more refined. For days when you need to do anything from a top knot to a low chignon, we recommend the Original Hair Ties from Invisibobble. These hair ties are as versatile as you are, with a design that doesn’t give you headaches or kinks, while still securing your hair without pins or clips.
And if there are days when those leftover waves are able to be revived, bring some life and texture to your hair with the Sexy Hair Powder Volumizing and Texturizing Powder. This powder adds weightless, voluminous texture for the easiest pick-me-up you could give your hair! For volume, just apply to the roots of your hair, and for texture and control, sprinkle throughout your hair.
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Sexy Hair Big Powder Play 15g$22.10
While you might not be able to get the perfect night’s sleep every night, you can certainly help your dull, tired skin and hair look like you always get a full night of beauty sleep! Shop our favorite brightening products on Lookfantastic today!