Working long hours and socialising even longer hours is making our generation a very tired one. We all know how important sleep is for our health and our skin, but is there anything you can do when you don’t get your eight hours?
Thankfully the beauty world is well equipped to deal with this common dilemma, so you can look bright eyed and bushy tailed even after a rubbish night’s sleep.
Of course, our first tip is to prioritise sleep. But for those times when sleep evades you, try the following products:
Popping an overnight facial on before you go to bed is a great way to give your skin the TLC it needs when you’re deprived of sleep. This formula sinks in quickly – so no need to worry about product on your pillow.
Ingredients include glycolic and lactic acids which help to remove dead skin cells. This boosts the natural renewal process your skin undergoes when you sleep. Fatty acids also work to repair barriers, helping to avoid the crepey look caused by excess water loss.
Any kind of cooling treatment on the eyes is very refreshing when you’re tired. The cool gel in the patches takes heat out of tired eyes and constricts blood vessels, helping to shrink eye bags. The patches also contain brightening antioxidants and glycerin to help plump up fine lines.
This multi-purpose product works wonders on dull skin. Containing brightening and hydrating ingredients, skin will feel moisturised and more awake. The light-blurring mica also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and shadows – bonus!
Benefit Puff Off Eye Gel (£22.50)
The major appeal of this product has to be the metal applicator which is cooling on the skin. Smooth the cooling gel under the eyes, working back and forth with the applicator. The formula also reduces the appearance of shadows, meaning you won’t have to use as much concealer.
Caudalie Beauty Elixer (£9.78)
Fantastic to use whenever your skin needs a little refresher, this spritz contains uplifting balm mint and rosemary essential oils. As well as refreshing and hydrating the skin, the scent will help you feel more awake in yourself.