How to not look tired: skin care tips for tired skin
We’ve all heard that the cardinal skin care sin is going to bed with makeup on. But what about nights when you don’t go to bed at all — or only manage to squeeze in a few hours? When your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, it can show up on your face with more than just dark circles (as if those weren’t bad enough). You may wake up looking puffy or with dull skin. Here are some of our favorite morning-after skin care tips and hacks to combat skin that looks just as tired as you feel. Make the best of your drowsy morning with these tips to reinvigorate your skin.
Facial Cleansing Wipes
If you do one thing before you finally hit the sheets, remember to cleanse your face. If a long night out means you’re skipping the bathroom and heading straight for bed, we suggest keeping a pack of facial cleansing wipes on your nightstand. These portable face towelettes will let you remove makeup, dirt and impurities all from the comfort of your mattress.
If you’re worried about next-day dryness, amp up your evening moisturizing routine. A richer face moisturizer like Garnier Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream can help nourish your skin while you get some shuteye and help you to wake up with fresh-looking skin, even if you’ve only gotten a few hours of rest. Just remember to take off your makeup before slathering on the moisturizer!
Under Eye Treatment
Dark circles and bags under the eyes are a dead giveaway that you stayed longer than you expected at happy hour. Opt for a skin care product infused with antioxidants and brightening Vitamin C to help minimize the appearance of those dark circles and soothe your skin. We recommend Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller, which is packaged in a convenient rollerball tube so you can slip it in your purse and roll on throughout the day.
Re-center yourself after a long night with a relaxing sheet mask. An antioxidant-infused face mask can help nourish your skin and give it a boost of hydration to help you look refreshed. Pro tip: Store your face masks in the refrigerator so the cool temperature can help soothe and awaken skin.
A drawn out skin care routine is the last thing you want to spend time doing when you’re tired. That’s why multi-use skin care products come in so handy in the mornings. We love Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, which is a pigmented formula that helps cover up imperfections while simultaneously nourishing skin. On a day when you need a little extra help, opt for a product that mixes the benefits of skin care and makeup to help your skin look its best.