Late and sleepless nights can play havoc on your skin. The lack of sleep causes your skin to lose its natural glow, increases dryness and limits the time blemishes have to heal. Dark circles are also a dead giveaway that you’ve not had much sleep and can scream to bosses that you’ve been burning the midnight oil. So if the idea of a early night is about as much fun as pulling teeth there are plenty of beauty cheats you can use to lose the tired look and make you look wide awake in no time.
Keep your skin looking fresh
When you’re tired your skin starts to look redder whilst your lips seem dry and parched. When you’re tired it’s important to get the hydration back into your skin as soon as possible.
Moisturisers are great for reducing redness and plumping up the skin by adding much needed hydration.
Try Benefit Total Moisture face cream (£33 at John Lewis)
Primers are great for targeting certain concerns like fine lines, redness and visible pores.
Try Pur Illuminate and Glow primer (£24 at Marks and Spencers)
Avoid using a pink blusher if you’re tired as it can accentuate red skin. Use a peach blusher as it will add a warm natural looking glow.
Try Inika blusher in Peachy Keen (£21.00 at The Hut)
Finish your look by adding highlighter to the highest point of your face such as your cheekbones and brows.
Try Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (£49 at Net-a-Porter)
Make those eyes shine
Ever wonder why tiredness shows so prominently in dark circles around your eyes? The skin is generally quite thin around your eyes and has less oil glands so is prone to dehydration. Don’t worry though there’s plenty of tricks you can use to get a more wide awake look.
Use a eye cream that helps to energise, hydrate and depuff skin. Look for eye creams that contain peptides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to give the skin around your eyes a much needed vitamin boost.
Try REN Keep Young and Beautiful anti-ageing eye cream (£28 at Feel Unique)
Lash curlers are perfect for opening up your eyes and letting the light in. Make sure you curl your lashes before applying mascara as using the tool on loaded lashes can make them brittle and break
Avoid the smokey look if you’re feeling tired!
Try MAC Full eyelash curler (£16 at John Lewis)
Highlight the inner corners of your eyes and use colours like gold, brown and purple to make eyes look brighter and more alive.
Try Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette (£39.50 at Selfridges)