Happy Daylight Saving Time! It’s almost officially spring, and that means we all get an extra hour of sunlight to play around in. But we lost an hour of sleep last night. Bummer. To ease the exhaustion a bit, I’ve rounded up a bunch of lovely beauty product offerings that will reinvigorate your skin (and your disposition!) thanks to ingredients that soothe, brighten, tighten, and generally feel amazing.
From what you should apply the second you wake up to the moment before you climb into bed, we have something for everyone.
You just woke up. You feel sleepy, and then you look in the mirror and notice your lack of sleep is showing up on your face. The first thing you should do is hop in the shower and grab this energizing morning body scrub. The rich coffee aroma will percolate your senses while the sugar crystals and caffeine awaken, smooth, and tone your body.
Now that you’ve showered, it’s time to look after your face. Using lavender (ooh!) and probiotics (ahh!), this organic, vegan, and hypoallergenic scrub gently sloughs away dull, tired, flaky surface cells to improve the clarity and luminosity of your skin. You’ll look healthier, you’ll feel more awake, and you can tell all your friends you used a product fortified with kombucha.
Defy damaging environmental stressors with this luxe cream that blocks melanin production to prevent discoloration. It also employs the use of Chinese plum extract to restore balance, brightness, and your skin’s vital moisture barrier (something that can suffer from lack of sleep).
Once you’re properly washed and moisturized, let’s take a look at those under-eye circles, shall we? PTR’s gel patches are infused with 24-carat gold to lift, firm, and plump the delicate area around your eyes in just 10 minutes. That, and added caffeine helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness. So all you need to do is apply and lounge on the couch.
We’ve mentioned the awesome effects of color-correcting concealers before, but these handy little sticks are your ticket to a full-on skin revival. Greens and yellows neutralize redness, lavender adds brightness, and peach and orange take care of dark spots and under-eye circles. You’re officially ready to face the world (and other humans).
Before bed, there are a few accessories you can add to your routine that will help you look your best the next morning. This copper-infused sleep mask (an ingredient proven to reduce wrinkles) covers the eyes to minimize the appearance of fine lines as you sleep. Wake up refreshed and looking younger.
This comfy pillow is treated with ion technology (it creates a natural antimicrobial effect) to reduce up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria on your skin. Because really, how often do you accidentally fall asleep without washing your face? And, moreover, how often do you wash your pillows? Don’t worry, I’m guilty too.
Need more advice on how to look more rested than you feel? Click over for how to look awake when all you want to do is sleep.