7 Ways Your Skincare Can Help You Look More Awake

Whether it’s due to anxiety, stress surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, or the myriad of work responsibilities keeping you up at night, many of us are finding ourselves without enough sleep these days. Along with compromised immune systems, lack of energy, weight gain, and a host of other issues that come with not getting a full seven to eight hours of rest, lack of sleep can negatively affect your skin.

From wrinkles and sagging skin to dark circles, under-eye bags, and inflammation, it’s essential to find ways around limited amounts of sleep for those with a busy schedule. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to look more rested than you might actually be.

1.     Under-Eye Patches

If bags and dark circles are one of your concerns, under-eye patches worn throughout the night or for 15 minutes in the morning are a perfect solution. Another tip is to place your eye patches in the refrigerator. The serum that coats the gel-like patch cools to help calm inflammation and brighten underneath the eye.

2.     Eye Creams

Our eyes can tell a lot about us, even things we don’t necessarily want people to know, like how we spent most of the night binging our favorite Netflix series or finalizing a budget project. Using an eye cream on a daily basis is vital to maintaining a rested, youthful complexion. The skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest on our bodies and is extremely susceptible to fine lines, sagging, and discoloration. There are so many wonderful eye creams options to choose from, but the trick is to find one that features hyaluronic acid, retinol, antioxidants, or peptides.

3.     Caffeine

While your favorite Starbucks drink or customized homebrew can be a lifesaver when you weren’t able to sleep the night before, what many people don’t realize is caffeine as a topical solution can be miraculous for fatigued skin. Caffeine can decrease puffiness, inflammation, boost collagen production, and even reduce cellulite.

4.     Overnight Masks

On the rare occasions when you know you won’t be getting a full seven or eight hours of sleep, a great practice is to apply your favorite overnight mask before you climb into bed. Overnight masks are worn while you sleep to help deliver benefits to your skin for a more extended period of time. Look for masks with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to help plump and moisturize your skin to keep away dark circles and puffiness before you even wake up.

5.     Vitamins

While it’s important to make sure you consume your essentials vitamins like C, D, and E, few people know that these vitamins also work as great topical solutions for your harshest skin ailments. Vitamin C is not only great for boosting your immune system; it is also an excellent brightening agent for discoloration of the skin. Vitamins E helps with cell regeneration, and it holds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Next time you’re in the market for a new face serum or moisturizer, try to find one with one or more of these essential vitamins inside.

6.     Concealer

A great concealer can be a quick fix for dark circles and help illuminate eyes to look brighter and more rested. The right concealer can be hard to find, and it’s important to consider your own skin when searching for the perfect one. If your dark circles are very prominent, try a concealer with color-correcting benefits.

7.     Invest in Yourself

Lastly, but certainly not least, invest in yourself by seeing a board-certified cosmetic specialist who can help you make sure that your skincare is doing the absolute most for your skin. At Desert Med Aesthetics, Indian Wells cosmetic specialist Dr. Doriana Cosgrove and her experienced team provide comprehensive and therapeutic skin care solutions to address a wide range of concerns. Her extensive experience with chemical peels, dermaplaning, cosmetic injectables, or medical facials can work in tandem with your skincare at home.

Rejuvenate and revitalize your fatigued skin and contact Desert Med Aesthetics today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Doriana Cosgrove.