Night without sleep happens not only on New Year’s Eve. Night shifts, overtime at work, romantic dates and breastfeeding — there are many reasons to sacrifice your sleep. And how to make sure that lack of sleep is not noticeable on the face? MedAboutMe presents a selection of effective tips.
Night is a time of recuperation and beauty
While we sleep, our body is recovering. And even a few missed hours can promise serious problems — the body simply does not have time to “recharge”.
It is best to go to bed before 10 pm. Cosmetologists assure that two hours before midnight are the most important and fruitful. The one who spends them in bed will feel great and look exemplary.
A woman who has neglected the night recovery is given a dull complexion, increased dryness of the skin, circles under the eyes and more pronounced wrinkles. Inflammatory elements, a rash, may even appear on the face.
Lucky for us, there are life hacks beautythat can create the illusion of a good night’s rest!
12 ingenious beauty hacks after a sleepless night
Start with hydration
Is it time to welcome a new day? Start with hydration! A glass of clean cool water (you can with a slice of lemon) will help you wake up. And the face will be moistened with a fabric express mask “with a chill”. Ideally, if its impregnation contains hyaluronic acid, which increases the level of moisture in skin cells, and aloe vera juice, which has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect.
Hold the mask on your face for 15 minutes, then massage the skin for another 2 minutes, driving the remaining moisture into it with your fingertips — this measure will increase blood circulation and noticeably refresh.
Get rid of swelling
Take two teaspoons chilled in the refrigerator and apply them to the delicate skin of the eyelid area. They will wake up sleepy eyes, improve microcirculation in the deep layers of the skin and reduce puffiness under the eyes. The “panda” effect is gone!
Take care of the beauty of the look
Creams designed to combat dark circles under the eyes and puffiness of the eyelid area will help to erase traces of fatigue and “open up” the look. They have a drainage effect and give a lifting effect. The formulas of such products are developed on the basis of extracts of chestnut, Asian centella and green tea, among the active ingredients are caffeine, vitamin C and peptides. It is better to keep eye products in the refrigerator, in this case, you can put yourself in order much faster.
It only at first glance seems like an impossible task! Light gymnastics and stretching exercises will speed up blood circulation, “draw” a pink blush on a pale face and noticeably refresh. In addition, if cosmetics have not coped with puffiness under the eyes, gymnastics will correct the omission by “dispersing” excess water and improving complexion.
Skip heavy foundations and thick powders that create a mask effect on the face and make the skin dull and exhausted. Instead, mix your day cream containing UV filters with a small amount of highlighter. And apply to dry skin, avoiding the eye area (she’ll need another product).
The face will acquire a beautiful glow, and visually it will appear young and radiant. As an alternative to day cream, you can use light tonal fluids, BB and CC creams.
The corrector is the best friend of the fair sex that you get enough sleep. In a small bottle there is everything you need to mask the imperfections of the skin. Apply beige corrector under the eyes by drawing an inverted triangle. Its base should be located directly under the eye, and the sharp corner should go down to the cheek. Thus, you can achieve perfectly even skin around the area.
The corrector can also mask redness on the wings of the nose, as well as spots around the mouth that have arisen due to lack of sleep.
Some women are sure that by applying a lot of eye shadow on the eyelid area, they will look fresher and more beautiful. This is not true! The abundance of decorative cosmetics will only emphasize the traces of insomnia and fatigue. And their graphic arrows on the eyelids will correct them. Sweep them over a special eyeshadow base or a light shade of eyeshadow, and don’t forget to top up your lashes.
Set the accents
Another trick that will make the look expressive is the use of a white liner. A thin line should be drawn along the mucous membrane of the lower eyelid, and with a light shade of shadows touch the inner corners of the eyes.
Add blush to cheeks
After a lack of sleep, the skin looks paler than usual. A bright blush that adorns the apples of the cheeks can correct this omission. It will also visually add volume to the face — it will create the illusion of girlish fullness of the cheeks, which is typical for a young age.
Opt for natural pinks and peach blushes and avoid cool dark tones.
Make up your lips
The best shade of lipstick that will distract the attention of others from tired eyes is naturally pink, a little brighter than the natural color of the lips. Berry shades look bright and fresh, and people will not even notice that your eyes hold a secret about a night without sleep.
As a finishing touch, apply perfume or eau de toilette to the “pulse points” on the body. Let the aroma be subtle, barely perceptible. Strong fragrances after a sleepless night can cause irritation and headaches, while gentle and unobtrusive, on the contrary, refresh and make you feel better.
Drink more water
In order not to accidentally fall asleep, when things require cheerfulness and concentration, lean on water. Dehydration and a feeling of thirst for strength will not add. A sufficient drinking regime, on the contrary, will set the body in a working mood and allow you to productively spend the whole day. But try to sleep as soon as possible! Dream is the best recipe for beauty.
Irina Yuryevna Kopylova, dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, specialist in laser medicine, State Research Center for Laser Medicine, FMBA
Everyone knows that you need to sleep at least 8 hours. And in order to look great, you need to go to bed no later than 10 pm. However, if you suffer from chronic insomnia or for some other reason did not sleep enough, then this will immediately affect your appearance. Dull and pale skin, circles under the eyes are the signs by which you can understand that the sleep pattern is disturbed. In order to look attractive no matter what, you need to follow simple tips:
- washing with contrast water will improve blood circulation and, as a result, improve complexion;
- daily wiping the face with ice also helps to improve skin tone. Ice can be made from ordinary, and from mineral water, and from an infusion of herbs of chamomile, lime blossom, St. John’s wort;
- active exercise (even for only 10 minutes), which is best done in the fresh air or with an open window, will awaken a sleepy body and give it the necessary energy;
- Express face mask will remove the dullness of the skin. First, you can mix mashed boiled potatoes with warm milk and put the resulting mass on your face for 5 minutes. Secondly, for 5 minutes under a towel on the face, you can apply a mixture of chamomile infusion, oatmeal, egg yolk and carrot juice;
- thin slices of fresh cucumbers or green tea bags placed on the eyes for 3–5 minutes will remove bags and puffiness;
- A tired look can be made more open if you curl your eyelashes. And you can improve the complexion with the help of makeup. The main thing is to even out the color with a cream with a light texture and make the cheekbones brighter.
Irina Yurievna Malysheva, cosmetologist, dermatovenereologist
Women have always been interested in the question of a quick transformation if necessary. And the “cases” are different and the solutions too!
What usually worries: blue and puffiness under the eyes, dull complexion, dry or oily skin, wrinkles and sagging. How to deal with it if there is little time?
First, if possible, visit your beautician. Professional cosmetics, in properly selected express care, literally works wonders!
Almost every cosmetic brand has such quick-acting products: eye creams and face creams with light-reflecting particles that visually make wrinkles less noticeable; creams with botulinum-like peptides; with lifting and decongestant effect.
Light peeling (creates a barely noticeable swelling of the skin with the effect of pushing out wrinkles), a moisturizing, tightening, mattifying or redness-removing mask will visually improve the skin of the face and eyelids.
A revitalizing lifting or draining machine massage (eg LPG for the face) is a quick and very effective procedure.
Ultrasonic massage, even radiofrequency lifting (RF lifting) will create the effect of fullness in the skin by improving blood flow. After a trip to the beautician and make-up will perfectly fall on the skin!
If you do not have time to see the beautician, then you will have to work hard at home. But for this, you must already have funds purchased in advance. For example, creams and masks with hyaluronic acid give a lifting and brightening effect; smoothing and smoothing wrinkles give creams that contain silicone (no need to be afraid of it) and, of course, creams with reflective particles will help us “mask” wrinkles.
Cleansing and narrowing pores masks with clay and sulfur will cope with oily sheen.
Puffiness under the eyes and blueness will decrease from a 15-minute application of transdermal patches (patches) with drainage components. Eye gels with “film formers” will “tighten” the skin and “squeeze” bags, creams with reflective particles are also suitable.
And as the final stage — decorative cosmetics! Again, if possible, then use the service of a makeup artist, if not, then BB- and CC-creams, camouflage agents, and so on will come to the rescue …
Your efforts will not be in vain if they are based on the knowledge of little beauty secrets.
Victoria Alekseevna Tolnososova, cosmetologist, trichologist
A girl who needs to spend a few more hours in bed gives out dark circles under her eyes and swelling on her face. Use night masks that act in the deep layers of the epidermis. But with a night cream, you should be careful — the remedy can cause excess fluid retention. Before going to bed, you can apply a product with a drainage effect under the eyes. After midnight, regeneration processes are faster, so patches for the area around the eyes are a must have.
Pay attention to the composition of products. Ginkgo biloba and witch hazel extracts, which strengthen blood vessels and relieve puffiness, will become your assistants. Moisturizing masks with hyaluronic acid, peach and blackberry extracts, with vitamin C, lactic acid and vitamin E are especially good. The active ingredients will not leave a trace of lack of sleep!
You should start the morning with washing with cold water, or even better — alternating hot and cold water. The blood will begin to circulate faster and the skin will take on a natural color. A soft scrub will help achieve the same effect.
In the beautician’s office, a massage session will help you, especially in combination with an alginate or biogel mask. I can also recommend a plasticizing mask with peptides and vitamins, as well as a thermoregulating plaster mask.
Ultrasonic facial cleaning and gas-liquid peeling can achieve an instant effect, which gently interacts with the skin and saturates it with oxygen, which leads to an improvement in complexion and smoothing of fine wrinkles.
If you know in advance that sleep deprivation may occur, sign up for a course of hyaluronic acid and antioxidant injections. In this case, you will definitely forget about bags and circles, say goodbye to fine facial wrinkles under the eyes, unhealthy complexion and sluggish skin tone. The drug rejuvenates the skin from the inside, which means you will look like you slept sweetly at night, even if you did not close your eyes until morning.
Anna Ponomareva, dermatologist-cosmetologist
We all know the situation when, for some reason, we didn’t get enough sleep, but in the morning we have to be at an important meeting. Do not despair: there are ways to bring yourself and your face that has not rested during the night to life.
Let’s start with the most banal — contrasting washing. Nothing invigorates so much in the morning as alternating washing with cold and warm water. It helps to speed up blood circulation and restores tone to the muscles of the face. To get rid of swelling under the eyes, I advise you to use slices of fresh cucumber, which can be put on the upper eyelid for 10 minutes. Also, edema is removed by thin circles of potatoes and green tea bags.
If you do not get enough sleep, be sure to make a mask in the morning from orange juice or sauerkraut brine. Both products contain an increased dose of vitamin C, which perfectly copes with traces of fatigue and gives the skin a radiance. The mask is very simple to make: cut an orange in half, take 1/2, squeeze out the juice, soak a cotton napkin in it and put it on your face for 5–7 minutes. After this toning mask, you can safely apply a moisturizer and your usual cosmetic products.
In my opinion, “drawing a face” in case you didn’t have a good rest is not very correct. It is better to choose a neutral makeup with a bright accent to divert attention a little: therefore, foundation, mascara, blush and bright lipstick are enough. And if reddened eyes still give you away, just in case, you should carry moisturizing eye drops in your cosmetic bag — with them there will be no trace of fatigue.
Sona Kocharova, dermatocosmetologist
Healthy sleep for 8 hours helps the body recover quickly. But, unfortunately, in the metropolis it is difficult to find time to relax. There are a few simple ways to quickly get yourself in order:
- Morning should begin with washing with cold water. If you like a contrast shower, then it is ideal, as the cold shrinks pores and leads to vasoconstriction. As a result, blue circles under the eyes disappear, swelling of the face decreases, redness subsides.
- After that, it is better to do a small “massage-rubbing” of the eye area with ice cubes from a freshly prepared chamomile solution. If there are no cubes, then chilled green tea bags after brewing will do. It takes only 5–10 minutes to remove bruises and swelling under the eyes.
- Eye patches with collagen and hyaluronic acid will help to remove fine wrinkles. In parallel, I advise you to apply a detox mask for skin radiance.
- For an ideal result, I advise you to contact the cosmetologists. In a good clinic, in just 30 minutes, you will receive an express treatment that will remove all traces of fatigue on your face. Your skin will glow like after 8 hours of good sleep. Express care includes several stages: delicate make-up removal with gentle cleansing milk gel; skin toning with a tonic based on hyaluronic acid and an extract of soothing herbs; application of a face mask, unique in composition and action, containing phytoextracts, antioxidants and vitamins. Throughout the procedure, you will be performed lymphatic drainage massage (decongestant). The final step is to apply an intensely soothing concentrate with SPF protection.