Has it been a while since you noticed a healthy glow when you look in the mirror? If your skin is sallow and dull, it’s time to make a change. Here are six ways to wake up tired-looking skin.
1. If you’ve been having a hard time sleeping, your blood flow might be restricted. While you’re awake and in a vertical position, your blood and other fluids circulate down, thanks to gravity. When you’re sleeping and flat, your blood flow is more balanced. If you didn’t get a lot of beauty sleep, that balanced blood flow didn’t get to do its thing. Splash your face with extra cold water, which should help boost your circulation and add some color.
2. Look for skincare products that contain certain ingredients that will help increase blood flow, like rosemary, peppermint, ginseng, and spearmint. These ingredients will also help dilate your blood vesses. However, if you have redness, sensitive skin, or rosacea, don’t apply these ingredients.
3. Choose a bright blush to fake looking awake. Put it high on your cheeks to mimic a healthy glow. Plus, pretty blush makes a great gift for her, along with fresh flowers sell Mothers Day flowers.
4. Illuminating makeup can offer a quick fix when you need it most. Look for one with pigments that reflect light. Don’t reach for yellow-based makeup, which will just make your skin look more tired.
5. Hang your head upside down! This will increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the face. If you’re not adept at handstands, try a downward dog position from yoga class. Or, simply hang your head over the side of your bed before getting up. It takes about three minutes for the blood to circulate.
6. Give yourself a face massage right after applying your moisturizer at night, while your skin is still damp. Make a fist and use your knuckles to massage your face in small circular motions.
7. Kick that smoking addiction and limit how much alcohol you drink. Both habits can impair the circulation in your body, contributing to sad-looking skin.
Waking up your skin means restoring its health and balance. You want your skin to feel smooth and to naturally glow. Yes, you can make an appointment with a dermatologist or aesthetician, but you can also start troubleshooting on your own at home.