The benefits of a great night sleep are really too long to list. Amongst them, is the perfect glowing skin and fresh-faced brightness we wake up to in the morning. All too often we have a bad night’s sleep, or a late one, and our skin has telltale signs in the morning. An uneven stone, under eye circles, and blemish tell the tale of too little sleep and unloved skin. Here’s how to look as if you’ve got your beauty sleep, even if you didn’t quite manage to…
Even Skin Tone
Having an uneven skin tone emcompasses everything from dull dehydrated skin that’s lost it’s glow to dark spots and pigmentation. To address the issue of existing pigmentation try incorporating some products into your regime that include vitamin C. This will help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and unify your skin tone.
In order to prevent dark spots from worsening, or appearing, we all need to take better care of our skin in the sun. The sun’s harmful UV rays are what cause brown spots, and slathering on the suncream is a good way to repel them. If you’re concerned about heavy greasy sunscreen blocking your pores opt for a lighter hypoallergenic formula. For overall brightness try White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum from Clarins. It works by cutting down the distribution of melanin, a main cause of dark spots, and use plant extracts to gently correct pigmentation and leave skin glowing. It may seem obvious, but exfoliating is a must too. If you really want to have bright even skin, exfoliating is the way to go. By removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin you make way for fresh new ones.
Remove Under-Eye Circles
Perhaps one of the most obvious signs we haven’t got much sleep, under eye bags are dark and obvious, and can sometimes be puffy and unsightly too. There are over the counter creams to reduce puffiness in a matter of hours, which work by constricting the muscles on blood vessel walls. Any products that contain Omega-3 are great. This fatty acid is great for strengthening and restoring skin and brightens pigmentation under the eyes.
Get Rid Of Blemishes
Blemishes appear for all kinds of reasons, one of which is feeling stressed. A lack of sleep can lead to us feeling tired and stressed out. Unfortunately, when we’re feeling this way our body releases the stress hormone cortisol. One of the main reasons we get blemishes is our hormone levels become disrupted. Our hormone level can become disrupted by food, periods, menopause etc. So when the stress hormone cortisol enters the mix it disrupts our hormones. This disruption stimulates the sebaceous gland, as a result it produces an excess of sebum.Sebum is the waxy substance that combines with bacteria in our pores to create new spots.
The best way to treat stress spots is to try and de-stress, obviously. In the meantime use a face wash that contains salicylic acid. This will exfoliate skin whilst also reducing the size and inflammation of any blemishes.