We’re no strangers to today’s fast-paced lifestyle filled with commitments and worries, in other words, yet another sleepless night which unfortunately leaves us looking tired. Imagine this scenario. It’s morning. Time to go to work. You’re already not your usual self, and the last thing you want to hear is your co-workers pointing that out, am I right? Here’s what you can do to look fresh and rested even if you didn’t get a wink of sleep the night before.
This is a beauty treatment that simply has to be a part of your beautiful complexion to-do list. You see, by doing peels regularly you get rid of dead skin cells, and stimulate new cell turnover thus allowing your skin to regenerate itself. Go for a light peel twice a week (definitely not every day), one that’ll work best for your skin type. You can choose between mechanical, chemical and enzymatic peels. The latter include enzymes such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that help your skin get rid of any impurities in a non-invasive way which makes them perfect for those of you with sensitive skin.
If you’re sleep deprived, water is here to the rescue. Have a glass of water in the morning, and make sure you take optimum hydration into consideration. You can also add a few lemon drops because vitamin C protects your skin from premature aging caused by free radical damage. Try washing your face with cold water. This will make your blood vessels constrict, and your face feel soft to the touch. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizing cream to get rid of any traces of fatigue. This will also prove useful in combating dry and flaky skin, as well as wrinkles. All in all, water is the best and most affordable way to refresh your face both inside and out.
An efficient way of rejuvenating your skin is to rub ice cubes all over it. You’ll end up feeling like you just had a facelift. A mild one, that is. Your skin will be tighter, and blood flow better. If ‘go big or go home’ is your life motto, take a towel and dip it in cold milk, put it on your face, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Finish this beauty treatment with washing your face. Voilà! Your skin is already glowing. Let’s go back to those ice cubes for a second. If you have an uneven skin tone, this is what you should do. Take an ice cube and suck on it. I know, it sounds funny, but it works. You see, your palate contains nerves that are connected to blood vessels on your face. By sucking on an ice cube, you’re sending them signals to constrict which in turn makes your skin tone more even. Here’s another cool trick. Put your day cream or tonic in the fridge overnight and apply it to your face in the morning. This will stimulate blood flow and soothe your tired and puffy skin.
Don’t let your eyes give you away
As you’re well aware, your eyes are the telltale sign of yet another sleepless night. So, make sure you use products that feature peptides that will help keep any skin irritation to a minimum. Moreover, go for products that revive the area around your eyes, and make you look well rested and less swollen. You’ve probably heard about the cold cucumber myth. The truth is, there’s nothing special about this vegetable. It’s their temperature that does the trick, and allows us to say goodbye to those pesky under eye bags.