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Have you stayed up late working all night long? Or maybe you had an insomnia crisis? We've all experienced sleepless nights and their effects. Puffy face, swollen eyes, dull skin with dark spots, and under-eye bags – these are the smallest issues caused by a lack of sleep. Today I’m going to show you a few simple ways to reduce and hide the consequences of a bad night's sleep and survive through the day.

#1. Reduce The Puffiness 

A bad night's sleep can cause bloodshot eyes and a puffy face. The reason why our face gets bloated after a sleepless night is a hormonal malfunction. An unhealthy lifestyle and lack of sleep lead to the collection of extra fluids in tissues and cause swelling of the face and eyes in the morning. To reduce puffiness you can use tea bags, cucumber, and zucchini slices, but nobody has time for that in the morning, especially if your routine got ruined with a sleepless night.

  • Freeze the puffiness...

You can easily solve this problem by throwing a couple of spoons in the freezer for five minutes and using them to freeze the puffiness, it is my favorite method! I struggle with red and puffy eyes in the summer and I can't hide from allergies. If you need some serious help with face swelling try using a Pore Smasher by Banish. This rolling massage tool reduces enlarged pores and puffiness, and your face looks instantly refreshed.

#2. Use Under Eye Cream With Caffeine

Under-eye creams can be particularly effective in concealing the effects of a sleepless night because they are specially formulated to target the issues that commonly arise in the eye area. For instance,  caffeine is a key ingredient in many eye creams due to its vasoconstrictive properties. It helps to constrict blood vessels in the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Additionally, caffeine can temporarily tighten and firm the skin, giving a more youthful and awake look. 

beauty collage with 5 useful remediest against dark under eye circles, puffy eyes and tired skin

#3. Get Energized 

You can't imagine what 15 minutes of cardio exercises can do to your body! Cardio prevents stress, reduces body fat, and fills your body with energy. Energy drinks and food can also help you and your body to wake up and make you feel better. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your body and skin, water is one of the best natural remedies to stay fresh.

  • Stay away from energy drinks...

While energy drinks might provide a quick boost, they often come with a crash afterward. Opt for natural alternatives like herbal teas or infused water with lemon and cucumber for a sustained energy lift without the downsides.

#4. Conceal Don't Feel

Nothing reveals a bad night's sleep like a dark circle under the eyes. The skin around the eyes is very thin and tender, which is why it is easily affected by sleep deprivation. Of course, it is impossible to make dark circles vanish forever in one moment, it is a complex problem and it needs a wide serious approach. And what we can't drive away immediately, we can hide with the help of foundation and concealer. 

  • Use color-correcting makeup...

Try to use a color correction method to beat dark circles under your eyes. Yellowish and orange shades help to conceal the reddish-purple hue showing through the skin. Don't forget to apply concealer correctly: apply the product on the lowest part of the dark circle and gently pad the concealer with your ring finger. I love using an affordable Re-Touch Concealer by Catrice, it has a yellow undertone and doesn't crease under the eyes. To set the concealer in place use a lightweight translucent powder, like this Mering Loose powder, the finer the powder the better the result.

#5. Makeup is Your Best Disguise 

Unfortunately, you cannot follow your regular makeup routine on the days when you have a sleepless night. Tired skin, redness, and dark spots on the face won't take regular everyday makeup or classic smokey eyes and you will look even more exhausted. You can always use your favorite sunglasses to hide a bad night's sleep, but there are a few simple tricks that will make you look and feel well-rested.

  • Apply moisturizer...

First of all tired skin lacks hydration, so apply a refreshing lightweight moisturizer under the foundation. My skin tends to get especially dry and flaky if I have a sleepless night and I prefer to use organic Overnight Moisturizer by Stemology. Moisturizer will prevent your foundation from caking into fine lines and provide your gentle skin with nourishment.

  • Brighten up tired skin...

To refresh your complexion try to brighten your tired skin with some lively colors – coral, peachy, baby pink. Avoid cold undertones and excessive contouring, it can make you look older. Instead try out a soft, subtle contouring technique. But on the other hand, you have the freedom to play with a highlighter! Add it on the highest points of your face – cheekbones, brow bones, and on the cupid's bow. Don't apply any eyeshadow or mascara on the lower lash line and under the eyes, instead of this step apply a bright nude or white pencil on the bottom waterline. This will open up your eyes and make them look awake.

Final Thoughts...

At the end of the day, don't forget to remove your makeup, have a nice long shower, and your regular eight hours of beauty sleep. A healthy lifestyle is a guarantee of beautiful skin and a good mood, that's why a good night of high-grade sleep should be your priority. I hope my tips will help you to get through the restless day and make you feel more refreshed. I'll talk to you very soon again!

Lots of love,