Whether it’s because of a super-busy schedule, too much stress, or a few days of traveling, you may not be logging in your required eight hours of sleep every night and the lack of sleep will take its toll on your skin. Not getting enough sleep can leave you with blotchy skin, a dull complexion, and puffy eyes. However, there are some beauty tricks that can help you look more refreshed – even in that sleep-deprived state.
Here are some easy ways to give your skin a boost after a lack of sleep:
Buff and Tone with a Good Scrub
If you can add a few minutes to your morning skincare routine, exfoliate the skin with a facial scrub and treat yourself to a good facial massage as you apply the product. Massaging the skin increases circulation which will help to freshen up your complexion instantly. A good scrub can get rid of flaky patches of skin and also smooth out your skin to create a natural glow.
Freshen Up Skin with Citrus Products
Orange extract is great for waking up the senses so consider freshening up dull skin with a cleanser that contains orange or citrus extracts. Lemon, lime, or orange-based cleansers are great for reviving the skin and can also make you feel more refreshed overall. Even a lemon or lime toner can be enough to freshen up your skin in a flash.
Use a Cooling Eye Gel
If your eyes are puffy and swollen from the lack of snooze time, use a cooling eye gel around the rims of your eyes to reduce swelling. Gels made with cucumber, aloe vera, and other calming ingredients will help to reduce redness around the eyes and create that wide-eyed look.
Hydrate with a Serum
A hydrating serum is your best bet for reviving dull-looking skin quickly because serums tend to sink into the pores quickly and can restore your skin almost instantly. Use a pure hyaluronic acid serum or something that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and other hydrating ingredients to give your skin a boost.
Use a BB Cream
When you don’t have much time to apply concealer, foundation, and powder, go with a tinted BB cream that will brighten up your complexion and create that flawless look you want.