We all know that 8 hours of restful sleep is the ideal amount, but sometimes it’s just not possible. Whether you’re putting in the extra hours at work, up with small children, studying or partying, there always seems to be something messing with your night’s sleep, so we thought we’d put together some tips to help you cheat your way to looking well-rested:
Eliminate Dark Circles
The first place that tiredness shows is usually around the eyes, manifesting in dark circles, puffiness or crepey skin. Jan Marini Luminate Eye Gel is a miracle in a bottle, helping to reduce dark circles, tighten skin, reduce crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles and reflect light to make your skin spear more luminous.
Massage Your Face
Being overtired can cause a lot of puffiness around your eyes, cheeks and jowls, which is often caused by a lack of drainage and water retention. One of the best ways to get rid of puffiness is to give yourself a facial massage, as this will help to clear collected fluid away, and Decleor Bi-phase Caring Cleanser and Makeup Remover is designed for exactly this. Apply to dry skin, gently massage your face and rinse off with water.
One of the best ways to eliminate some of the signs of tiredness is to drink a lot of water. Dehydration can exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles, make the skin look dry and papery and leave you feeling very sluggish overall. Drinking water is easy to so and it will make a huge difference. If plain water isn’t your thing, try a drinking bottle with a fruit infuser for a touch of natural sweetness and flavour.
Hit the Hyaluronic Acid
For lots of us, hyaluronic acid-containing products are part of our daily routine, but if you don’t use it regularly and want a quick anti-tiredness fix, then using a product with a high concentration, like Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, would be a big help. After use, your eyes appear rested, smooth and relaxed, as if after a good night’s sleep.
Load Up on Potassium
Foods containing potassium are a real shot in the arm when you’re feeling tired as they massively help to reduce bloating; bananas, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe are all great sources of potassium. Making sure you avoid too much salt or caffeine is also important as they’ll make you retain water.