Another night of terrible sleep, another groggy morning, another day that put you right there on the struggle bus downing coffee like there was no tomorrow. Sound familiar? Too many of us just don’t get enough sleep, and it’s obvious. But even if you’re never able to consistently get that solid eight hours, no one else needs to know. Check out these fantastic products that will help you look and feel your best even when you’re dragging.
Before you put on any makeup, you have to make sure your base skin layer is on point. Invest in some good moisturizer and you’ll already be on your way to glowing, healthy-looking skin — skin that looks like it got a good night’s sleep even if you didn’t.
Moisturizer doesn’t just feel good on your face (though a quick moisturizer face rub to wake up your mind might be just what the doctor ordered). It hydrates and tightens those skin cells, making your face look bright and cheery. Before you know it, that’s how you’ll be feeling, too. As an added bonus, many facial moisturizers come with sunscreen, which will protect your face all day long from those aging UV rays. You might have to shop around a little bit to find the perfect morning moisturizer for your skin type, but once you do, your mornings will never be the same.
Quick step two
Usually, you’d go right for the makeup, right? If you take just a second (literally) to apply this next step before slapping on the foundation and mascara, your makeup will get an added boost— so will your skin.
Primer is an easy way to reduce those pores and make your skin look bright and happy without giving it an oily surface. Its reflective properties will make your skin glow even with no makeup, so consider giving the primer a shot even on days you can’t bring yourself to bother with the brushes. There are a plethora of primer products for you to choose from, many with natural oils and vitamins to keep your skin smooth and strong even on your toughest days.
If you’re going the whole makeup route, then you can’t go wrong with the right foundation. Find a product that works well with your skin type and evens out your skin tone and keep it handy in your bag for any last-minute touch-ups. Today’s makeup technology has created foundations that are light, easy to blend, and even beneficial to your skin with Vitamins A, B, C, and E inside. You can even find foundations that blend your primer and anti-aging steps, giving you the ultimate in easy and effective skin care.
Wherever you use it, a good concealer is a must. If you’re really feeling the lack of sleep, dab a little bit of your favorite concealer under your eyes — consider using a slightly lighter shade than your skin tone to brighten those areas even more.
Highlighters, used only on specific parts of the face to increase contour, can also give you that fresh and well-rested look, whatever amount of sleep you’re working with. Use just a little bit on targeted areas to get the most out of your highlighter.
The Final Spritz
If you’re really needing that last-minute refresher, use a face mist. Whether you use it during your early morning makeup routine or wait to spray when you really need a mid-day boost, it can provide that extra splash of energy that you so desperately need. A face mist can give you a floral-scented boost or just an invigorating wake-up call; either way, it’s worth it.
Don’t let your rough night be the start of a rough day. With these products, even you might forget about it!