Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your skin, body, and mind but we have all been there whether it’s because of work, stress, or simply a long night with friends. If you were not able to get your solid 8 hours of sleep, here are some easy skin care tips to make it look like you have!
DE-PUFF THOSE EYES
Our eyes often are the first of our features to give away that we hardly slept and puffiness is usually the main culprit. A cooling substance applied to the eye area can help deflate the situation. Try leaving your most beloved eye cream in the fridge and then apply it in the morning. A product loved by the #nosleepteam is the CEW Beauty Award Winner ELEMIS Peptide⁴ Eye Recovery Cream which revives and restores that under-eye area. You can also try leaving sliced cucumbers on your eyes for 5 minutes or apply a small dab of chilled aloe vera gel under each eye. For a quick fix, also place two chilled spoons over your eyes (with the rounded sides against your eyelids). This can also reduce puffiness in a pinch.
HYDRATE, A LOT
When you skip on snoozing, your skin can become dehydrated and dry. Take a two-step approach to getting your skin's moisture levels back up. First, chug some water to replenish your system. Next, moisturize with a balancing and fast-acting cream, like the ELEMIS SOS Emergency Cream. The tried-and-true formula restores your complexion's radiance and suppleness in a flash.
CREATE A FAUX GLOW
A good night's rest gives you a beaming complexion in the morning, but if you're a little strategic with your skincare and makeup, you can give yourself a faux glow and no one will be the wiser. Start by applying the ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, which energizes and instantly brightens skin. Then, dab a luminous highlighter powder or cream along your cheekbones, across your forehead, and down the bridge of your nose. Lining the inner corners of your eyes and your waterlines with a white eyeliner pencil can perk up your peepers, while a swipe of natural-looking blush on the apples of your cheeks will have you looking convincingly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. For more skincare tips, click here.