5 Tips To Make Your Skin Look Wide Awake Instantly
I don’t know about you, but I am definitely NOT a morning person. Not even close. I could still sleep until noon every day if I let myself. I thought once your teenage years were over, you somehow turn into an adult and can wake up at 7:00 am (or 9:00 am for that matter) without a problem. Well… not for me. But one thing I have learned is how to make my skin look more awake and like I’ve slept 12 hours when I’ve really only slept 6.
The key is a few simple tricks that wake up your skin from the inside, creating a natural, healthy glow. Take a look at my must-haves below that are sure to wake up your skin!
Eat Food High In Antioxidants
What you put in your body shows when it comes to your skin. Give your skin a boost when you first wake up. In the morning, opt for highly saturated fruits (like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and even papaya). These fruits are rich in antioxidants and have tons of vitamins and minerals that are great for your skin including vitamin C. Starting off your day with these fruits is sure to make your skin look healthy and more awake. Overall, a healthy balanced breakfast is going to start your day off much better than sugary cereal or a pop tart or skipping breakfast altogether.
First thing in the morning it can be tempting to go right for that pot of coffee, but if you challenge yourself to drink a big glass of water before coffee, your skin will thank you. Tip: Add a slice of lemon for some flavor and to promote healthy digestion. Skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight, and flaky. Dehydration will make your skin look tired and dull and bring out under-eye bags and dark circles.
It’s important to use a different moisturizer in the morning than you do at night. Your skin needs different ingredients in the morning, and if you’re looking for an affordable moisturizer that does the job right, I recommend MintPear’s Vitamin Rich Daily Moisturizer. MintPear’s proprietary blend of Vitamin E, C, B5, & A + Retinol complex hydrates skin for a bounty of benefits. You’ll see visible improvements in fine lines & wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores.
Focus On The Eyes
One of the places that are a dead giveaway on how tired you look is your eyes. It is important to focus on skincare on the sensitive area around your eyes. MintPear’s Coffee Eye Serum is a great way to wake up your skin. The main ingredient in this serum is Coffee Bean Oil, which is full of caffeine and antioxidants that decreases inflammation, puffy eyes, and acne. Also, MintPear’s Under Eye Nourishing Creme. This creme works to correct and prevent the signs of aging and bring back youth to the eye area. Not to mention, you’ll have everyone fooled into thinking you had a good night’s sleep, even on those days where sleep was just an idea.
Don’t Forget To Exfoliate
Twice a week, try exfoliating your skin, either with an exfoliating cleanser or simply with a face brush or washcloth. Exfoliating your skin removes all those dead skin cells and speeds up your skin’s natural renewal process. This not only reveals newer, fresher skin but also allows your skin to absorb your moisturizer even better. Exfoliating also helps even out your skin tone, which can definitely leave it looking brighter and more awake.