Juggling between work and family doesn’t always leave us with enough time to care for our skin and body. In the pursuit of fulfilling all our duties, the one thing that we all compromise with is our sleep. Lack of sleep not only leaves us low on energy, but also takes its toll on our skin. All this combined with exposure to the sun, a polluted and stress-filled environment that we live in all throughout the day leaves skin looking dull, tried and stressed.
Tiredness is like a veil on the skin that hides all the glow of your complexion. It not only makes us look sleepy, but less attractive too. When you’re sleep-deprived, tissues swell and fluids pool around the eyes, making them puff. If you have got dark circles, tiredness can make them more obvious. So, if you’re tired of looking tired, but can’t get enough sleep to look awake, here are some skin-refreshing tricks that you should be trying to look fresh:
Start your day with exercise
Nothing can make you look more fresh and healthy than an early morning jog/walk. You can also try some gentle exercises such as skipping, spot jogging or even jumping on a trampoline after you wake up. This will not only boost your circulation to increase blood flow to cells, but it will also help restore your skin’s vitality. Exercise also helps kick start your lymphatic system, helping it to flush out the toxins that cause dullness in the skin. Another benefit of exercise is that it will help you sleep better.
Eat your way to healthier skin
While you might need coffee or tea to feel energised in the morning, it has been found that they can contribute to your skin looking dull and drained. So, instead of coffee/tea, start your day with a glass of warm water with lemon in it. It will support your digestive system and make your skin look clearer. For breakfast, eat a nutrient and antioxidant rich meal, as it will give your body the much-required boost of energy. Avoid eating anything that contains lots of sugar, as it contributes to puffiness.
Stay hydrated all day long
Hydration can be your skin’s saving grace when you are sleep-deprived or simply tired. Dehydrated skin looks more dull, pale and tired as it can weaken your under-eye skin causing bags and wrinkles. To look fresh and glowing, keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Water not only helps flush toxins from the body, but it also renews tissues and fights fatigue.
Fix puffy eyes and dark circles
If you have puffy eyes and dark circles, a splash of cold water or ice can be really helpful. But if you think that you need something more than cold water, try using de-puffing products like Skin Doctors EyeTuck. Gently massage the cream around the eye area and follow with eye-makeup. A simple kohl and mascara can give your eyes pop-up instantly. Don’t go for concealer and dark eye makeup as it will make your eyes look more tired.
Refresh your skin
Massage your moisturiser or serum to encourage blood circulation to your skin cells. For an instant facelift consider Skin Doctors Instant Facelift Serum as it promotes tightening of skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Keep a hydrating facial spray in your bag and use it throughout the day to get fresh instantly. Don’t forget to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen before you step out. Reapply the sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours to keep your skin protected from UV rays.
Follow proper skincare regime
To keep you skin glowing and younger looking, you need to properly care for it. Don’t forget to remove make-up before you go to bed. Exfoliate regularly to stimulate your skin. It will not only remove dead skin cells but will also help blood circulate to your cells. Follow exfoliating with a facial mask at least once a week.