Fake it till you make it... quite literally!
We know what you are muttering under your breath, " This isn't possible... how can this be true!" But the fact is, it is entirely possible with a little prioritisation and with our handy tips. And no, we will not let you go through umpteen makeup products to hide that hungover face and baggy eyes, The journey to achieve beautiful skin is difficult but not impossible. Hence, we suggest, you look at holistic health, which has long-lasting effects. Sure, it is a crazy world out there, with a jam-packed work schedule and overwhelming timelines, which leave little or no time for self-care, let alone a pamper session. We know how it is to fake a full night of sleep unsuccessfully, only to yawn after your lunch break in office. Worse, it makes your skin look dull, frail and patchy, especially if you have a knack of applying too many makeup products to conceal it. But fret no more, as we have come with a handy solution to banish bad skin away. All you need is five minutes, around four products and a minimum of 4 hours of sleep. Sounds unattainable? Here are some skin-friendly skincare products that will not only fake a full night of sleep but will also ensure that you don't need a kilo of makeup to conceal that sleepy face!
St Botanica Vitamin C Serum
You have heard the numerous benefits of Vitamin C in your daily routine. While a freshly squeezed juice would be your ultimate bet, adding a bit of its citrusy goodness doesn't harm, right? The Vitamin C serum in it will ensure your skin gets an instant boost of energy when it needs it the most. You can apply this serum with your moisturizer or on its own as a night recovery cream, especially when you know you have to be up in the wee hours of the morning.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
This is a holy grail product of many celebrities and beauty influencers alike. Though this product is marketed towards anti-ageing, we think this is a great one, especially if you have dull skin or suffer from an insomniac skin syndrome, which in turn, steals all the moisture from your skin. Trust us, even with two hours of sleep, you'll look fresh as a daisy! Psst... it helps with baggy skin and erases minor skin abrasions too!
Kiehl's Avocado Under Eye Cream
Another superstar product that has been hyped for a good reason. Avocados are known to nourish the skin from the inside and this product does that and so much more! It will not only make you look more awake in your boardroom meetings but will also ensure the under-eye area is free from any dark shadows. Just make sure you apply this product at bedtime, to wake up with brighter eyes that won't even need mascara to open up!
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm has been a cult favourite amongst models. Why do you ask? It is a revolutionary product that instantly improves the skin's radiance and texture while preparing the skin for makeup. And guess what? It can also be used as an energizing mask, to instantly brighten your face within seconds. Need we say more? There is a reason why it has been a handbag favourite amongst many 90s models for decades!
So whether you are hiding tired skin or insomnia, these products will make sure you look fresh at all times!