Have you ever had one of those nights where you can’t fall asleep no matter how long you lay in bed? Maybe your mind is racing with thoughts, or maybe it’s just too hot for your body to relax. Or perhaps the opposite has happened, and you’ve slept so much that when you wake up, it feels like a struggle to stay awake. No matter what time of day it is, everyone needs their beauty sleep! Here are some tips on making yourself look fresh after having a night where sleep was scarce.
I don’t know about you, but I look like hell after just a few hours of sleep. The bags under my eyes are so bad that I could smuggle contraband over the Canadian border. There are ways to look fresh after a sub-par night of slumber though, you have to know what they are so you aren’t left without your beauty regimen. So, here’s how to hold up for at least another hour despite needing some severe sleep.
Ways to look like you got a great night’s sleep
Coffee first. It doesn’t matter if you drink it black or with cream and sugar. Just get it into your system as soon as possible because caffeine is the only thing that gets me alert in the morning these days. Drink until your heart starts beating again.
Helps if you have some Visine. First, wash your face with warm water and mild soap. This will help open up the pores so they can absorb more of the redness-reducing Visine. Then, if possible, get a hold of some cucumber slices and keep them on your eyes until the Visine has had time to do its work. That’s what I always did when I was younger, but now it seems like it would be an impossible task since my eyes are swollen shut from lack of sleep.
No matter how much effort you put into your appearance, it can all be undone by a bad night’s sleep. You’ll look tired and drawn with dark circles under your eyes. If this pattern is familiar to you, here are some tips to help:
- Get more sleep: Make sure that you’re getting enough hours of rest every night, and avoid staying up late before an important event if at all possible. This will help ensure that there isn’t any lasting damage from the previous day’s events on the next day’s face!
- Use concealer: A concealer is a great tool for masking those pesky dark spots around your eyes after a restless night of tossing and turning in bed or on the couch.
Skincare for those sleepless nights
There’s no need for a zillion and one product – the perfect skincare routine should be focused on your unique needs. So, whether you’re looking to de-stress or get that extra clarity boost, these products will help immensely.
This is particularly important for those who like to look after their skin without losing too much shut-eye – everyone needs at least 8 hours (preferably 10) to charge up and recuperate from the day’s events, so why not give your skin a little TLC as well? And if you find yourself with a lot on your plate at any time, maybe it’s time to stop multitasking.
What is happening to our bodies as we age? The answer is everything. Sleep has been described as a “miracle cure.” However, without proper rest, there can be negative implications to just about everything – from how you feel throughout the day, your risk of developing health complications, even how long you live.