Have you ever pulled an all-nighter or woke up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? Sorry to break it to you, but you probably also looked like it the next day. Lack of sleep and a combination of lifestyle factors, like smoking, unhealthy diet, and sun exposure, hinder the self-repair process in your skin, causing “tired-looking” skin.

While you may be tempted to pile on the makeup to cover tired skin, it often does not do a good job and may actually hinder your skin from bouncing back. Here are some ways you can treat signs of tired skin to help you look more refreshed until you get a full night’s rest.

Dull Skin

If you have lacklustre skin that has lost its natural glow, then it’s likely that you have skin fatigue. Sleep is essential for the cell regeneration process. When you don’t get enough sleep, dead skin cells and product build-up can give you a rougher and less plump look.

What you can do:

Regular exfoliation helps speed up the removal of dead skin and reveal the glowing new cells underneath. Make sure also to moisturize and wear sun protection daily to avoid further dehydration.

Puffy Eyes

While we sleep, our lymphatic system works hard to flush out excess toxins and fluids that build up during the day. We usually see puffiness the most in our eyes because the skin around our eyes is so thin. Puffy eyes can also make your dark circles look worse by casting a bigger shadow on the under-eye area!

What you can do:

You can try soaking cotton pads in chilled green tea and place them over each eye for a few minutes. A cool compress can stimulate circulation in the area while making you feel more refreshed. A light lymphatic drainage massage around the eyes will also help drain the fluid away quicker.

Dark Circles

Dark circles often look even darker when you are sleep-deprived, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not due to the pigmentation getting darker. It is because the skin is dehydrated, letting the dark circles show through more.

What you can do:

Drink plenty of water and apply brightening eye cream to restore hydration under your eyes.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin can feel “crepey” and often has more visible fine lines and wrinkles. Deficient cell repair plus external factors, such as harsh weather conditions and dry air, can dehydrate our skin even more.

What you can do:

Stay hydrated throughout the day, and choose a thicker moisturizer to deliver more moisture. You may consider using facial oil instead of cream for even greater hydration. Using a humidifier during the winter months will also help your skin stay nice and hydrated.

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