Been staying up late and need to get energised for the day - or at least look the part? Check out these beauty and wellness tricks to beat those tired mornings and lethargy…
So you’ve had a late night, or two. Whether it’s work or the Spanish football team at the FIFA World Cup, we’ve got our reasons to be up till the wee hours of the AM. And you know there will be consequences. Struggling to handle dark circles, blotchy or dry skin, or feeling lethargic even after several cups of coffee? Here’s how to cheat your way out of a sleepless night and push through the day like a pro.
Overnight skincare magic
If you’re only crashing into the mattress a couple of hours before you have to get up for work, then an overnight skin regimen might work for you. The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask is a refreshing overnight face mask that is formulated to address signs of ageing. Slap on some on your face before you catch some Zs and then wake up with skin that feels plump, refreshed and replenished. Hell yes I woke up like this.
Bouncy Sleeping Mask, The Body Shop
Reset and Restore
One late night can lead to many late nights and several sleepless nights along the way… damn, that body of yours is one broken clock and you need to get it fixed. Check yourself into a Restoration Yoga sesh at The Yoga School, ASAP! It’s the perfect class to begin or end your day. Reset your bust-up biological clock and melt away into an array of bolsters, blankets and pillows. Feel supported as you rest, relax and connect to your body and breath. Plus, have you seen the amazing views from the yoga studio?
The Yoga School
‘Zing up your face
The urge to pile on the make-up to hide your tiredness might by at an all-time high but it’s best to lay it off a little. Switch up with this energy-boosting tinted moisturiser from Origins. This amazing multi-tasker with coffee beans (god bless caffeine) and ginseng instantly helps give your skin a boost of moisture and energy, plus it also helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays, while enjoying the flawless-looking finish of the perfecting sheer tint. Your skin is left looking more radiant, healthy and ready to face the world.
Ginzing Energy Boosting Tinted Moisturiser, Origins
Chances are, you’re not hydrating well at this state (hence tired skin) so drink up! We’d tell you to stick to good ol’ water but who can resist a refreshing juice in the morning? Slip in some beetroot or ginger in whatever you’re sipping in the morning because it has an energising effect on your skin and body.
Hydrate your face too!
Dewy skin is more likely to look fresher than dry skin so keep your skin spritzed up round the clock! We’ve got our army of face mists we keep on hand at work. It’s super useful if like us, you’re in an air conditioned environment for most of the day or when you need a little jolt of energy in the dreaded mid-evening hours.
And if you’re going to be up till the morn…
Might as well catch the sunrise! Get your sunshine fix as you watch the sunrise (preferably outdoors). Feeling sunlight on your skin for just ten minutes a day can boost your mood and energy levels, wake up your mind and perk up your skin. Bring on the free dose of Vitamin D! We’ve also got some great spots around town to catch the sunrise, perfect for post late night sessions.
Fake it till you make it
We assure you, DIY facelifts don’t have needles or blood involved. Using a cleanser, moisturiser or serum, make small circles with your fingertips and massage your cheeks, chin, forehead and neck in an upwards motion for 60-seconds. This will boost your circulation after a late night, bring oxygen to your face for an instant glow. Look alive, people!
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