Do you have trouble sleeping at night?
While you struggle with all kinds of stress from work-related to family, friends to relationships, and the general stresses of life after the pandemic, all these factors are the main reason for your sleepless night.
A 2017 study found that two days of sleep restriction negatively affects our perceived attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness. Dermatologist research has also shown a connection between insufficient or poor-quality sleep and rugged skin.
During sleep, it’s the time when your skin’s blood flow increases and repairs any damages on your epidermis while rebuilding collagen production. A lack of sleep increases the level of hormonal stress in your body and disrupts the immune-balancing process that is supposed to take place. You may even feel like your brain is slow and exhausted, and over time it lowers your immune defense and your skin gets affected as it becomes susceptible to inflammation, irritation, and sensitive to pollutants and UV light.
It may be easier said than done especially when at least 1 in 3 Americans is not getting enough sleep regularly. To allow your body, mind, and skin to be fully rejuvenated, experts suggest getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.
Fortunately, skincare experts have been innovating new skincare products to help combat tired skin and ensure that you will still look fresh instead of waking up to dark eye circles and dull skin.
Give your skin a nighttime boost with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients to help protect and restore your skin overnight. We have curated a few selections of skincare favorites for that well-rested look:
Treat your dark circles with the help of this eye balm from Hourglass Cosmetic’s new Equilibrium skincare line. This eye balm is rich and nourishing, you will only need a little dab of this on your under-eye area to see the magic work, with reduced lines and disappearing dark circles in a matter of days.
- Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Dream Jelly Face Wash
This face wash from Pacifica will help you wake up beautifully. A good nighttime skincare routine should start with a cleanser that removes excess makeup and clears out pores. Packed with natural ingredients like quinoa, mushrooms, and rose, this jelly cleanser is so soft and gentle that it keeps your skin refresh so you’ll wake up looking glamorous.
An essential step in every skincare routine would always include serum and moisturizers as tired skin can often feel dull and dehydrated. Apply Bioderma’s Hydrabio serum day and night after cleansing and toning to instantly provide long-lasting hydration for smooth and radiant skin.
Australian skincare brand Go-To has innovated a mask that is a morning lifesaver that helps to brighten and plump skin quickly from the lack of sleep. With unique natural ingredients like Kakadu plum, finger lime, and Tasmanian pepper leaf, this mask corrects uneven skin tone and helps to restore luminance to dull skin.
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution is just like your cup of morning coffee every day that wakes your skin up. Dispense a drop or two into your hands and dab in your eye contour to reduce puffiness and minimize the appearance of dark circles.
Acne is commonly stress-induced as a result of insufficient sleep, and having a pimple is neither favorable for you. Rael’s Spot cover is like a miracle patch that acts as a ’Delete’ button for acne as it absorbs dirt and oil from surfaced acne and whiteheads with the help of hydrocolloid. These patches are invisible so you can resume your daily activities with the spot cover on without any hinders.