Almost all of us are victims to a lack of sleep. In fact, there is nothing worse than starting your day looking tired and sleep-deprived. Pale sallow skin, dry and dull complexion, puffy and dark under-eye circles, can reveal your level of fatigue. We tell you how to get your face looking bright and beautiful.
Aqua effect :
The best way to get your skin looking fresh as a daisy is by splashing cold water on your face. The cold temperature helps by constricting blood vessels and making your skin look smoother. Splash some water first thing you wake-up to feel fresh and alive.
Bye bye dryness :
While you are sleeping, your skin tends to get dehydrated. Using a good moisturiser can help plump up the skin cells. All the signs of dry skin, such as lines which make you look older will reduce with the use of a moisturising cream.
If you are still looking pale and sallow, try using a combination of milk and ice cubes. Dip a napkin in the mixture and then place on your face for a few minutes. This will help to instantly brighten your skin, the Cleopatra way.
While most of us opt for eye creams in the night before sleeping, using one in the morning can help. Choose one which contains peptides and caffeine. Keep your cream in the fridge the night before and use it in the morning. The gel-based formula (opt for a water-based one) can help get rid of the puffy look.
Go slow on make-up:
If you haven’t slept much the night before, it’s best to go easy on the make-up. While you do want to cover up the tell-tale signs of sleepiness, you don’t want to look like a caked-up monster. Go slow on heavy foundation or powder. Try a tinted moisturiser with SPF protection instead and use a light coat of concealer.
They say the eyes are our windows to the world. No greater reason to ensure that they look their brightest best. Use an eyelash curler to open up your eyes and then apply a light coat of mascara. It will do wonders for your overall look.
Add some colour:
Get rid of the sallowness from your face by using some pink or peach coloured cream blush. This will instantly transform your complexion and take away the attention from your under-eye. Creamy formulas work better than powder blushes as they blend well and can add just a pinch of natural – looking colour.
While you may not have time to wash your hair everyday, adding some leave-in conditioner or serum can tame your mane in no time. If you have some minutes to spare, try blowdrying the top layer, otherwise just lightly wet your locks and apply product and scrunch.
How well you take care of your skin the previous night can make a difference as well. Ensure that you use a good cleanser to remove all the make-up, dirt and grime stuck to your face.
Cutting back on salt and alcohol can do wonders for your skin. Alcohol dehydrates the body and causes those bags around your eyes. Drink plenty of water to clean out your system.
Use a satin pillow as it smoothes dry, frizzy hair and doesn’t cause friction with the skin when sleeping.