January 17, 2013
For many busy women, getting eight hours of sleep a night can seem like a luxury. Whether you're up late at night dealing with crying babies or are slaving over a big project for work, looking refreshed after pulling an all-nighter can be hard. Even though it's important to get plenty of sleep each night, Good Housekeeping magazine recently listed the best ways to fake it for those endless nights.
Wake up your skin
One of the easiest ways to help wake up your skin and perhaps your sleepy brain, is by simply splashing cold water on your face when you get up. Yes, the shock might feel a bit like torture at first, but according to a dermatologist, the benefits are real.
The coldness of the water helps to constrict blood vessels, working to provide your skin with a smoother and more toned look. If you have a few extra minutes to spare, it might be a good idea to use a skin care product like the Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask after a sleepless night. This creamy mask helps to restore your dull skin, creating a perfect and healthy glow.
Look for products with milk
In this day and age, milk is no longer just for drinking. In fact, the beverage can work to help brighten up your skin and remove redness and blotchiness, the publication reports. Instead of washing your face will actual milk, it might be a good idea to invest in a milk face wash like Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk.
This milky wash works to rid your skin of dirt and makeup while gently removing dead skin cells with exfoliating enzymes, leaving your complexion baby soft. You can even try using the wash as a five-minute mini-mask on mornings when you simply can't fully wake up.
Perk up your peepers
Having puffy eyes in the morning is a surefire way to announce to your office that you are not on your A-game. Luckily, there are ways to cover this up, mainly with products that reduce eye wrinkles and dark circles. A product like Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal does just that, by combining the anti-wrinkle properties of padina pavonica, along with amino acids, beta carotenes and vitamins.
The use of peptides works to reduce puffiness, while helping to tighten your sensitive eye skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.