6 ways to brighten your tired skin
That being said, you still don’t want to scare off your barista first thing in the morning because you look like a cast member on The Walking Dead. Dedicate just five minutes of your time to fighting off signs of fatigue and invigorating your skin and you’ll be ready to walk out the door a new, well-rested person (who’s headed directly to the espresso machine).
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Dehydration is one of the worst offenders when it comes to lackluster-looking skin. Not drinking enough water decreases skin blood flow, causing us to look gray and tired. We’re told to drink eight glasses a day, but that’s just an estimate. The real amount you should aim for depends on your height, weight, and activity level.
Give your skin a fresh flush
Have just five minutes? That’s fine! Look for sheet masks and face products with caffeine that will help to constrict blood vessels and reduce inflammation.
Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 1 oz/ 30 mL
Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Skin care Body care Homme II Shower Gel Body & Hair 2 in 1 Bio-Caffeine & Açai 200 ml
Reduce puffiness and dark circles
Move your body first thing in the morning
Exercising first thing in the morning wakes up your organs, bones, and muscles after sleeping. It also gets your blood pumping, giving you a healthy, awake-looking glow. Don’t have time to hit the gym? Try walking around your neighborhood for 15 minutes before heading to work.
Hydrate dry, cracked lips
Cracked lips are honestly the worst. Avoid the discomfort and stay pucker-ready with these lip products containing niacinamide, an ingredient that increases the fatty acid levels in your skin and helps prevent water loss.
Resting Beach Face Soothing Sheet Mask & Lip Gel Kit
10 Niacinamide Booster
Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Fragrance Free Face Cream, 1.7 Ounce, 1.76 Ounce
Silver Skin Savior Salicylic/Glycolic Acid Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL
Eat citrus fruits
Consuming citrus fruits first thing in the morning works as a pick-me-up for the skin and the mind as they’re packed with Vitamin C, which helps increase energy and alertness. Not a citrus fan? Simple smelling the fruits can trick your brain and wake up your senses.
Cooling Water Mini 0.21 oz/ 6 g
Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches
SkinActive Glow Boost Fresh-Mix Sheet Mask with Vitamin C, for all skin types, 1 count
Peter Thomas Roth
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches 30 pairs/ 60 patches
BRIGHTEYES Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream 0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Glowlace Radiance-boosting Hydration Sheet Mask By Glamglow for Women - 1 Pc Mask
Fango Essenziali Treatment Sheet Mask, Mango & Pomegranate, 0.83 Fl Oz
Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Duo