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The hardest part about not getting sleep is it shows in your face. Being told you look tired can be worse than lack of sleep. I love makeup. Yet, I don’t want to wear it every single day. Reality is I can’t wear makeup every day I don’t always have the time, and it’s not practical with the lifestyle I live.
I’m always tired and I never get enough sleep so I’ve found beauty products to help me appear well rested. Skin products that give a natural glow without going overboard make a difference. Not getting enough sleep can give you an ashy or red complexion. Lack of sleep can take a toll on your complexion fast. Products that illuminate or brighten make a huge difference after a restless night.
I prefer to use micellar water or micellar water wipes to clean my face in the morning. Make sure you start with a clean canvas. Then use a hydrating toner. Lancôme Tonique Contort Toner which I received in a VoxBox is my favorite. I enjoy using this it helps calm my rosacea. Tonique Confort is moisturizing, and calms down your skin first thing in the morning. It’s a nice way to add an extra moisture to your skincare routine. If you’re prone to redness or dryness, you will love this toner.
Pixi Glow Tonic is another toner that can help work wonders. Be aware you need to check the ingredients in your skin care routine. Make sure you your active ingredients don’t cancel each other out or combined cause skin irritation. When you use an alpha hydroxy product, it’s important make sure it works with everything else you use.
After toner I curl my eyelashes. Curl one eye and compare. For, some people the difference is dramatic. Curled lashes can make your eyes appear bigger. My eyelashes grow downward so curling them makes my eyes pop. Some eye drops never hurt when your eyes are red.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face oil is a product you should add to your skincare routine. I also believe Noni Glow has helped balance out my skin tone and made my skin seem less dull. What Noni Glow Face Oil does is help balance and hydrate. You’re supposed to use it first in your skin care routine. I’ve noticed a little goes along way. An active ingredient is Rosehip oil which you can find cheaper on Amazon.com. You could try using that if Face Oil is not in your beauty budget right now. When using an essential oil straight mix it into your moisturizer.
My favorite moisturizer is Waterburst from GlamGlow. This is an illuminating moisturizer. Waterburst has a delicious fruity scent and a very subtle glow. The main ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid and will keep your skin hydrated all day. It absorbs fully and has rave reviews on the Sephora website. I use this any time I leave the house it's becoming my go to moisturizer. I also like applying this before I apply primer on days where I use makeup. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream is a great alternative. Drench also has the same affect without scent. Both are amazing.
Since I have rosacea moisturizer helps but doesn’t cut it. I rely on Dr Jart Cicapair line. The active ingredient is tiger grass, and this stuff is miraculous. Cicapir out in my local Sephora out which was frustrating. Cicapair cream was sold out online, so I purchased the serum first. I saw a huge difference within a few days. I was almost 2/3 done with the bottle before I got the cream. A little goes a long way. If you can’t decide between the two I recommend trying serum alone.
It’s recommended to use the products together but adding the cream to my routine never made a difference. My feelings are you don’t need both products. The serum always absorbed into my skin and I could use half a dropper. The cream doesn’t absorb fully unless you work it in. Let your hands warm it up and press it into the skin. The serum is not as fussy.
Another product I heard wonderful things about is Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum. I am testing it for Influenster and I am enjoying this. It helps brighten and balance skin tone. Since I used it I received compliments on my complexion. I have been using it twice a day for about a week. I can see its made a difference.
Final step is getting rid of those puffy under eyes and hiding those purple circles. Which is hard to do without makeup. Try eye patches. Store them in the fridge the cool eye patch will help with the puffiness. I like the Patchology Eye Revive FlashPatch. I love these but they’re not practical you throw them away after one use. You are paying three dollars per use so I find eye creams more budget friendly.
Some eye creams work better when stored in the fridge. Dr Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage Cream depuffs unlike a lot of the other depuffing creams I tried. The cream tightens the under eye area. If you have sensitive under eye are, it can be uncomfortable. Once the product is worked into the skin, I apply Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream. GinZing does not depuff. It does lighten up the under eye area. It also helps make the No More Baggage Cream more comfortable to use.
The Tony Moly I’m Real Lemon sheet mask is another great option. This is one of my Holy Grail beauty products. It makes my skin look so much better. The mask moisturizes and gives me this nice glow. It’s something that’s easy to do. Put the sheet mask on your face and you forgot about it for 20 minutes. After removal pat the serum into your skin. Which will be brighter and radiant. It also helps plump up the lines on your face.
The skincare steps in the morning don’t take long. I like to let my products sink into my skin before applying the next layer. I will start my morning chores and return to the bathroom to apply the next a layer between chores. I am a busy mom. I have found these little extra steps are not a bother and help me feel more confidant about my appearance. Do you have any tricks to help you look more awake that do not include using makeup?
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