Whether you were up all night completing a presentation or stayed out celebrating a promotion until the wee hours, waking up with dark circles, puffy eyes, and dull, dehydrated skin is no fun. Running late to brunch with the girls? Or maybe you have to look presentable for work? Either way, some beauty remedies will make even the latest night of Instagram scrolling look like you got a full eight hours of beauty rest.
Start with a rejuvenating pair of under-eye patches. These bad boys have become all the rage because they work wonders. Actors and actresses use them before shooting which means they are perfect to prep your under-eye area no matter the damage. The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (Shop here) comes with a set of 30 pairs and immediately brightens and depuffs tired eyes. Apply them and wait for about 15 minutes, maybe while you brush your teeth and down a bottle of water?
Get your blood flowing with the Nurse Jamie Uplift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller (Shop here). This innovative beauty tool is often featured on social media by Sarah Hyland, Jessica Alba, Emily Ratajkowski, and more A-list celebrities. A massage with this tool mimics the effects of Nurse Jamie’s (Hollywood skin expert) renowned facials and renews, revives, and energizes the skin for a well-rested and youthful appearance.
Then pat in a serum that boosts radiance, glow, and hydration. This will do loads to perk up dull and dehydrated skin, which we all get after a late night out or in. The Ole Henriksen Truth Serum (Shop here) does just that. With both vitamin C and collagen at the forefront of the ingredients list, this serum offers intense brightness and loads of hydration to your skin that lasts all day long. With the glow, this serum reveals no one will know you were up watching cat videos on YouTube until 4 am.
Gulp down that water. Coffee seems like a go-to when you slept for all of thirty minutes, but what you need is intense hydration from the inside out. Save the coffee for later and down some H2O now. You can squeeze in some fresh lemon juice or add some mint for an extra perk up, but rehydrating your dehydrated body will do more than make you feel a billion times better. It will plump up your skin and reduce the dullness that always seems to break through after a rough night.
If you still feel like something is off, it may be redness in your eyes. And if you forgot to pick up eye drops last time you were at the store, here’s a quick fix to hide those bloodshot eyes. Grab your favorite nude eyeliner and pop it right in your lower inner rim. This will conceal any redness that is making your eyes look less than bright. It will also give you a wide-eyed and awake look, again fooling everyone.
If skincare just is not going to cover it for you, a lightweight coverage product is what you want to reach for. Any sort of heavy or matte coverage is only going to dull your skin further. Instead, choose products that feature a bit of glow like the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination (Shop here) or their Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination (Shop here). Whether you need to conceal spots, redness, or beat those dark under eyes, these products will give you a healthy glow in the process.
Finally, finish off your bright and glowy look with your favorite bright lip. We love red because it is always a go-to for a classy vibe. Topping off a look like this with a standout lip color will not only make your face pop but will bring everything together with a dash of boosted confidence. Compliments will be rolling in like the glasses of champagne were last night.
We are not recommending you stay up until the crack of dawn every night simply because there are ways to counteract the adverse effects. Rather you can go out on the town or have a night of binge-watching without stressing yourself out too badly about how your skin will suffer in the morning.