From Category: skincare

Friday

a close-up picture of a woman showing her adult acne on the face
All Photos: ShotPot

Acne can cause serious damage to your self-esteem and even make you feel isolated when you are a young teenager. During this period of your life, you dream of growing up and having perfectly smooth skin with no blemishes and zits, only coming to the conclusion that it does not always happen as you wish. Acne won't disappear magically when you jump off your teenage carriage. Acne is a permanent condition of skin for up to 22% of women, and 3% of men. A state that continues to remind itself throughout the majority of adult life.


What is the Actual Difference Between Teenage Acne & Adult Acne?


Simply saying, adult acne is a skin condition when the hair follicle under the skin is getting clogged by sebum and becomes inflamed. It is the same acne that occurs in teenagers but affects people older than 18 years. Just like teenagers, adult acne is commonly characterized by inflamed, painful pimples and bumps, filled with pus. The condition tends to affect the lower half of the face, cheeks, and cheekbones.

Due to the severity of the process, skin scarring, called post-acne, often follows after the cyst is gone. Post-acne scars may be connected with physiological side-effects of acne conditions. That's why it is recommended to treat the acne scarring after the inflammatory process is stopped. Still, it is often a long-lasting and difficult treatment.

What are the Psychological Effects of Adult Acne?


Some studies show that adult acne is directly linked to anxiety and depression disorders in adults. Skin imperfections, blemishes, and scarring can negatively affect self-image and may impair social life. Self-isolation and low self-esteem have a major impact on mental well-being in adults. A wave of anger, followed by hopelessness and frustration further intensifies the feeling of anxiety. 

a close-up picture of a woman showing her adult acne on the face

What are the 5 Main Causes of Acne in Adults?


Of course, many different reasons cause adult acne. It is important to understand what triggers your acne to find the best possible acne treatment for your condition. Here are the 5 most common causes of acne.

#1. Hormonal Disbalance

The number one reason and the most common reason that causes acne is hormonal fluctuations. For example, most women experience facial breakouts in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The skin inflammations often calm down when menstruation starts. This skin condition is caused by the hormonal changes in a woman's body. Adult hormonal acne may be connected with weight gain, the high levels of cortisol, and usually, is more difficult to treat. 

#2. Stressful Lifestyle

We are slowly approaching the second common cause of adult acne also known as stress. High levels of stress is always linked to low immunity in adults, which is directly affecting the inflammatory process in the body. Stress-relieving activities, such as outdoor exercise, family time, naps, and meal preparation may help you to put your stress levels under control. Thorough skincare may help you to battle your acne topically, but the balance between your body and mind will provide a much more long-lasting solution to this skin concern.

#3. Unhealthy Diet

Thankfully, no scientists have ever proven a link between adult acne and chocolate. So, you can still enjoy a few pieces of black chocolate per day. However, it might be time to stay away from dairy. More specifically,  low-fat dairy products may provoke inflammatory issues, spiking the levels of insulin in the blood. A well-balanced diet, as always, is a way out of this situation. 

a close-up picture of the couple with acne and acne scarring

#4. Facial Hair Removal

We all want to have smooth, hair-free skin, but instead, we get painful ingrown hair and inflamed follicles. To avoid these issues, try substituting your razor and waxing strip strips with less invasive hair removing methods like intense pulse light or laser treatment. These methods are costly, but they don't promote the hair ingrowth process. If shaving and waxing are your favorite methods, then don't forget to use an aftershave with Salicylic or Glycolic acid.

#5. Hair Care Products

I know it is the last thing you'll consider when it comes to understanding the adult acne causes. But, if your skin tends to break out on your forehead, along the hairline, around your cheeks and jawline, it might be your hair care products. Some of the ingredients in hair products may be the reason for clogged pores, as they are designed for your hair, not your skin. Artificial fragrances, often found in hair care products, can promote allergies and skin irritations. To minimize the impact on your acne-prone skin try preventing your hair and products from falling on your face. Also, invest in high-quality hair care products, made from natural ingredients with the least amount of harmful chemicals possible.


You are Not Alone in Your Adult Acne Battle


The takeaway of the story would be simple — you are not alone! Seek support on the forums and social media groups, where people discuss their adult acne battles. You will be surprised how many people go through the same period as you. Another major piece of advice — don't concentrate on your pimples. Most of the people around you don't notice skin imperfection, especially once they learn to know you. Stay positive, treat your skin with love, and the first changes will follow promptly.

Thursday

a close-up picture of two hands which are holding an apple in one hand and bitten donut in another
Photo: Andres Ayrton

It isn't new that you must eat good food to look great and be healthy. The beauty and health of your skin are strongly dependent on the quality of the food you regularly consume. Fresh vegetables and fruits, various nuts, and some fish will be beneficial for your complexion, while junkie food plays the main antagonist of your skin's health. So, I invite you to dive deeper into the world of nutrients and superfoods.

What should I eat for good skin?

A well-balanced diet that includes a healthy amount of calories and nutrients is considered to be the best for the overall health of the body and skin. At least, it is what most healthcare professionals and medical dieticians claim to confer health benefits. Here is what a healthy diet for glowing skin should include, according to the WHO (World Health Organization):

  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables:

Fruits and fresh veggies contain most of the vitamins, microelements, and fibers for healthy skin. That's why they should be a key part of your daily diet. Generally recommended to consume at least 400 g. of vegetables and fruits per day, excluding starchy roots (potatoes, turnips, parsnips). They include vitamin A, also known as beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, and folic acid, which reduces levels of homocysteine. Fruits and veggies also include magnesium and zinc.

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Photo: Sunsetoned

Why is vitamin A good for the skin? 

  • Vitamin A normalizes the function of the cells;
  • Normalizes oil production in the skin, improving its condition;
  • Assists in collagen production;
  • Reduces skin pigmentation by normalizing tyrosinase.

You can find Vitamin A in carrots, mangoes, papayas, and leafy vegetables, such as spinach, and maize.

Why is vitamin C beneficial for the skin?

  • It is a potent antioxidant, so it protects skin from free radicals damage;
  • Reduces pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production;
  • It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

The best sources of Vitamin C are red peppers, spinach, broccoli, strawberries, and citrus fruits.

a picture of three wooden spoons filled with different grains
Photo: Roman Odintsov
  • Nuts, Oils & Unprocessed Grains

Whole grains, healthy oils, and nuts are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, zinc, selenium, antioxidants, and other advantageous elements. Unlike refined carbohydrates contained in white flour, popcorn, and rice cakes, unprocessed grains can improve your skin complexion by combating inflammation and skin damage. And nuts like almonds are filled with antioxidants, which, as you already know, combats skin-aging free radicals.

Are healthy fats good for your skin?

Particular fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6 play the role of building blocks for our body and skin. They also help our bodies to absorb other nutritional elements like vitamins A and D.

  • Omega-3 keeps the skin elastic and thick and moisturized;
  • It reduces inflammatory processes, improving acne and skin irritations;
  • Fatty acids make the skin less sensitive;
  • Omega-6 helps stimulate skin and hair growth;
  • They also help to regulate the activity of skin oil glands.

Healthy fatty acids can be found in seafood, walnuts, soy, algae, vegetable oils, and avocado dark chocolate.

a close-up picture of a cake with a fork in it
Photo: Polina Tankilevitch

What foods are bad for your skin?


While some types of food are good for the skin, other types of food might contribute to several skin and health conditions. When choosing your diet, it is best to avoid certain foods that aren't good neither for the skin nor for your health in general. Here are foods, that ruin the beauty of your skin:

  • Sugar, sugar-sweetened drinks;
  • Natural sweeteners like honey, syrups, and agave;
  • Paste, white flour, refined grains, pastries (refined carbs);
  • Salty snacks;
  • Fatty meat, butter, cream, cheese (unhealthy fats);
  • Caffeine;
  • Alcohol.

Is sugar harmful to the skin?

The short answer is yes. Consuming a lot of sugar can be harmful to the skin. However, most people are unaware of the negative effects of sugar on health in general, and skin in particular. Sweet food and refined carbohydrates instantly absorb into the blood and facilitate insulin production. And high levels of insulin aren't good for those who struggle with acne

Hormone insulin activates another hormone — androgen, which accelerates skin cell growth and boosts sebum production. A well-balanced diet, which includes low-glycemic food and doesn't raise sugar levels in the blood, may reduce inflammation and the appearance of acne.

How do "Bad" Fats Affect the Skin?

Saturated and trans fats are considered to be bad for the skin. These enemies of good health increase the risks of various heart diseases and inflammations (redness, acne, eczema.) Doctor Doug DiOrio states that foods that contain processed flours and trans-fats cause inflammation in the body, making the skin more vulnerable to damage.

a close up picture of three caffeinated drinks on a table
Photo: Nathan Dumlao

Why are Caffeine and Alcohol Bad for the Skin?

Most people know the feeling of thirst after a noisy party the night before. We experience a similar feeling after a shot of a potent caffeinated drink. It is all because caffeine and alcohol dehydrate our bodies and skin. Alcohol is a known diuretic — a substance that increases the production of urine.

Dehydration is the main reason for skin sagging and premature aging. Thirsty skin appears less thick and youthful, it loses its natural glow and elasticity. The loss of moisture leads to regeneration difficulties, making it harder for the cells to grow and develop properly. Therefore, it is best to avoid overconsumption of alcohol and caffeinated drinks.

The Takeaway

We are what we eat, and so is our skin. The food we love and want may not be what your skin needs at this moment. It will be beneficial for you and your skin to find a healthy compromise, which will make a dramatic difference in the appearance of the skin. Try incorporating healthy foods for skin and other healthy skincare habits slowly, but surely. In a short period, you and your skin will experience the first positive changes, and you will not want to go back to fast food and pastries.

Tuesday

woman massages her face with jade roller
Photo: Polina Kovaleva

You have probably heard that the biggest organ of our body is our skin. On average, the surface area of a human's skin is between 1.5–2.0 square meters, and this is a mind-blowing fact! Skin is a barrier between the environment that surrounds us and the internal organs of the body. Therefore, it requires a lot of care and attention, as it carries out such an important function.

Various external factors such as mechanical damage, sun damage, pollution, and internal factors like hormonal changes and aging put our skin through a lot of stress. Add a lack of hydration and poor nutrition to all of this, and you'll cause irreversible damage to the skin. Thankfully, we live in a wonderful time and have a lot of different tools, ingredients, and treatments that allow us to both prevent skin damage and repair it. And here are five simple steps to do so.

woma massages her face
Photo: Polina Kovaleva

Step 1 | Lymphatic Drainage 

The very first step is to drain all the puffiness and trapped liquid out of your tissues. And, one of the best ways to do so is to do a special type of therapy, called lymphatic drainage facial. It is usually done by professionals, but you can hold a low-key massaging session yourself. This facial treatment will drastically reduce skin puffiness, redness, and even promote better blood circulation for a refreshed face. 

Step 2 | Reduce Inflammation

The cold must follow right after you apply heat to your skin. Hot and cold therapy is an excellent way to calm the skin inflammations, tighten and brighten up your facial skin. It also has a powerful anti-aging effect on your skin. When done regularly, hot and cold skin therapy strengthens up the immune system, promoting growth and repair of the skin cells.

face mask and jade roller are laying on marble table
Photo: Polina Kovaleva

  • Chill your skin with cryotherapy:

Cryotherapy is a facial procedure that involves having liquid nitrogen evenly spread all over your face. Such a facial instantly shrinks enlarged pores, soothes, and refreshes your skin. The procedure will take only 2 to 3 minutes of your time, and is considered to be safer and gentler to the skin, compared to chemical peels and mechanical exfoliators.

  • Or DIY ice cube facial:

If cryo facial isn't available for you, you can DIY this cold and hot procedure yourself. Freeze a few chamomile or cucumber ice cubes and use them on your skin right after the hot shower. Cold face roller or a few minutes of the cold shower are going to be a great alternative to professional cryotherapy as well.


Step 3 | Hydration & Nourishment

All facials and skincare procedures are going to leave your skin thirsty. That's when deep hydration and proper skin nourishment should follow. Skin serums induced with vitamins, creams, beauty oils, and toners are going to rejuvenate the skin, lock moisture in, and calm down irritated skin. Choose skincare products that are high in antioxidants, they will prevent skin stress and speed up the recovery process.

hand is holding face massager
Photo: Polina Kovaleva

Step 4 | Microcurrent Workout

Your facial muscles need a regular workout just like any other muscle in the body. Microcurrent technology, which has been used since 1980, is going to non-invasively stimulate your facial muscles, tightening, and toning them up. The microcurrent facial is completely painless and can be done by a professional esthetician, or at home, with the help of a portative microcurrent device. A long-term microcurrent treatment not only stimulates your facial muscles, but can also reduce the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles, without harming your muscles and skin. 

Step 5 | LED Light Facial

And, lastly, a few words about the LED light facial. It uses a variety of wavelengths of light, including red and blue light, but does not use ultraviolet rays. Blue light is known to heal damaged skin, suppress levels of cortisol, and treat acne, while red light is used for anti-aging properties. The whole procedure is going to take up to 30 minutes, and you’ll need a few LED light sessions to see the first results.

Sunday

woman in holding vitamin serum in her left hand and posing
Photo: Mikhail Nilov

Congratulations, your skin is finally clear and free of the annoying pimples and acne. Now, when they are completely gone, the only problem left is scarring. Certainly, you can cover skin imperfections with a layer of makeup. However, makeup will not camouflage uneven skin texture, it will only make it look more prominent. The only real solution is actually to make the scar less visible naturally or fade it away. Acne scars tend to get less visible with time, but it is possible to quicken up this process. Still, before starting any treatment, it is best to understand the real reason behind scarring and the removal mechanism.

What Causes Acne Scars?

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIH is the medical term used to describe the dark mark and skin unevenness left after the acne is gone. In the beginning, the scar looks red, turning dark brown or even purplish with time.  If you have a darker skin complexion, then you are more prone to get darker acne scars. Usually, the pigmentation lasts somewhere between three to five years, though it may stay for longer periods of time. 

Severe acne scarring may be more common when the surface of the pimple is damaged by scratching or "popping". This promotes inflammation and causes the skin to raise more pigment melanin onto the surface of the skin, as the body tries to protect the sensitive area. The higher level of melanin leaves the skin with dark spots in the place of post-acne.

a bunch of skin care tools that are laying on a plain background
Photo: Content Pixie

What are the Most Common Types of Acne Scars?

While most acne scars are flat, and pigmented, some of them may appear higher or lower on the skin. This creates an uneven texture on the surface of the face, which is harder to conceal. Therefore, preventing acne before it begins is very important. If the acne process has already begun, it is crucial to treat it at an early stage, before the appearance of deep scarring.

Other acne scars, which are commonly called hypertrophic scars, are even more visible on the skin, as they are more raised and developed. They are even harder to battle, but nothing is impossible. Though, you may need a little help on the side, and a well-planned course of scar treatment.

Best Post-acne After-Care and Treatments

Now, when we know that it is important to start the treatment early in the healing period when the acne pimple is not inflamed anymore, it is completely healed and flat. To speed up the healing, use anti-inflammatory remedies like Hydrocortisone and Vitamin E. Both of them reduce inflammation and swelling, preventing the forming of the actual acne scar. Avoid using any damaging procedures during this stage, as they can lead to more pigmentation and scarring. Don't forget to consult your dermatologist before starting any kind of skin treatment.

Once your skin is completely healed, has no sign of inflammation, you can start using other remedies like Vitamin C. It is a potent antioxidant that prevents melanin synthesis or melanogenesis, and so it reduces hyperpigmentation. Retinol and Hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine will stimulate collagen synthesis, and it will even out post-acne skin bumpiness. 

woman applies moisturizer on to her hand
Photo: Content Pixie

Best Ingredients that Help Reduce Acne Scars

Some skin care ingredients may help you on your way to even skin. To make them work better, pair them with regular face moisturizer. One of the best ingredients that improve skin texture is Mandelic Acid. This ingredient also plays a huge role in the cell renewal process.

Another great acne scars treatment is Azelaic Acid. It has a very gentle, but very effective exfoliating nature. It is even recommended for people with Rosacea. For severe cases of acne scarring, and for keloid scars, use a powerful combination of Retinoids and Hydroquinone.

How to Maintaining Scar-Free Skin?

Maintaining scar-free skin is yet another battle for healthy skin. The most important rule here is a potent sunscreen with an SPF. Invest in a good-quality product with at least SPF 90, and don't forget to re-apply it regularly. Post-acne skin is sensitive and prone to sunburn. Plus, UV exposure may make the pigmentation more severe, so it is crucial to protect your skin from the sun.

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  • Develop a Skin Care Routine, and Stick to It
Now, when the acne is gone, we want to avoid relapse, and a thorough morning and evening skincare routine is going to prevent new blemishes and pimples from reappearing. Consult your dermatologist and develop your personal routine that suits your lifestyle and skin type. Stick to the routine and don't skip the steps.

  • Cleansing And Moisturizing is a Must
Give special attention to the cleansing process in your routine. Skip the harsh scrubbing, opting for gentle chemical peels. Use them once a week to release your skin from the dead cells, refreshing its appearance. Follow the cleansing with a rich moisturizer in the evening, and SPF-based cream for the daytime.

  • Check your skin regularly with a Dermatologist.
It is important to stay in touch with your dermatologist throughout the whole healing process. A professional doctor will help you with wound healing, tell you if you need any additional topic treatments, and do extra exams if necessary. It is important to check in with your dermatologist regularly, even after your acne is completely gone.

Hopefully, their skincare tips will help you during your acne treatment process. Remember to don't pick on your skin and squeeze the pimples, even if they annoy you too much. Prevention of acne and acne scarring is better and easier than cure. 

Thursday

close-up of mortar and pestle made of stone

When I was a little girl, I used to spend my summer holidays in the farmhouse of my lovely granny in the company of my friends and sister. Surrounded by awesome nature I loved spending my free time swimming in a cold lake and helping my granny to grow veggies and fruits in her little garden. I always recall the times when the trees were taller and the grass greener with a sweet feeling of nostalgia. Oh, how I miss those summertime meadows from my childhood, but I remember another thing clearly. 

My mom and granny used to craft a whole bunch of different skincare masks made from fresh fruits, berries, and vegetables. Mommy knows what's best, doesn't she? Today I'm going to share with you how you can craft your own wonderful skin care remedies at home to make your skin clean, smooth, and nourished all with natural ingredients. Before using any of these remedies make sure you don't have allergies to any of the ingredients you are going to apply to your skin.

honey and baking soda gentle skin exfoliator diy face mask recipe

  • Natural & Gentle Skin Exfoliator With Baking Soda & Honey

Honey is a well-known moisturizing ingredient, which softens the skin and even fights acne-causing bacteria. A mixture between honey and fine baking soda will create the most gentle and natural skin scrub, which can be used to remove dead skin cells. Baking soda will make the surface of the skin appear smoother and clean the dirt out of the pores, while honey calms down skin irritations and nourishes the skin. Baking soda and honey skin scrub are good for every skin type.

diy strawberry face mask and milled coffee

  • DIY Fresh Strawberry Skin Mask against Dull Complexion

Apart from being a sweet and refreshing berry with the pure taste of spring, strawberry holds the power of five different acids - ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and pantothenic acid. This cocktail of natural acids combats acne, prevents the destruction of collagen in the skin cells, and removes extra sebum from the skin. 

Mash up a few berries and thinly apply the mass on your face and neck, avoiding the under-eye area, wait around five minutes, and wash the mask away with warm water. Your skin will immediately appear to be brighter and purer. If used regularly, a strawberry skin mask whitens the skin (and teeth!), promotes cell regeneration, and reduces excessive skin oil. By the way, you can mix mashed strawberries with milled coffee beans to get natural skin scrub.

diy cucumber or potato slices refreshing skin mask recipe

  • Cooling Cucumber/Potato Face Mask that Fights Dark Circles & Puffiness

Everlasting dark circles, skin puffiness, and redness are the three horsemen of the sleep deprivation Apocalypse. As a nocturnal person, I always get at least one of these three issues as a companion, especially during summer. My mom always uses thin cucumber, potato, or zucchini slices as a natural remedy against tired eyes and puffiness. The refreshing coolness of these water-based veggies relieves itchiness, restores natural skin balance, and reduces skin discoloration. Slice the cucumber, potato, or zucchini into thin round slices, lay down, and place them on your closed eyes and irritated areas. After a few minutes, you are going to adore the results!

diy rose water mist for thirsty skin care recipe

  • Homemade Rose Water Mist For Thirsty Skin

Every beauty junkie knows the benefits of rosewater for the skin. Rosewater elixir has wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it soothes skin irritations and it holds the power of nature itself. It is made of distilled water and fragrant rose petals and is widely used as a perfume because of its pleasant scent. In the beauty industry, water is usually used as a refreshing skin mist or toner that reduces skin puffiness and supplies thirsty skin with moisture. Davida from Healthy Maven shares a wonderful recipe on how you can make your very own rose water at home.

  • DIY Mono-mask with Cherry with Anti-aging Power

Face masks made of sweet and sour cherries are my favorite. These mouth-watering berries are rich in antioxidants and help your skin to maintain a healthy level of pH. You can craft a mono-mask that contains only cherries or mix them with other fruits and vegetables. Ripe avocado mixed with cherries will nourish dry skin, while a mixture of cherries and honey fights wrinkles and fine lines. Apply a thin coat of mask and leave it on your skin for five to ten minutes, after washing the skin with warm or mineral water. Apply your favorite skin moisturizer to avoid skin dryness.

diy pumpkin and honey face mask natural skin care recipe

  • DIY Natural Pumpkin Facial Mask against Wrinkles

Pumpkins exist not only for pumpkin pies, soups and lattes, you can use them to improve the appearance of your skin. This vegetable is high in vitamin C which protects the skin from free radicals and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Mix a fresh pumpkin puree with pink or green clay if you have oily skin and let it dry on your face. For dry skin type use a teaspoon of honey with this autumnal veggie. And what is your favorite DIY skincare recipe?

Tuesday

a ray of sunlight touches girl's face

Exhausting sleepless nights always leave unpleasant marks on our faces. Dark under-eye circles, eye redness, and puffiness – is there anything more unattractive than these sleep deprivation consequences? Sometimes even getting a recommended eight hours of beauty sleep isn't enough to get rid of those everlasting dark under-eye circles and bags. But don't worry, there are a few useful  skincare and makeup hacks that we are going to learn today. These hacks will help you erase, and conceal those annoying skin discolorations on your face and brighten up an overall complexion.

girl rolls out fitness rug for morning gymnastics

1. Recover Your Energy 

The very first thing you want to do after spending the whole night with your eyes wide open is to refresh yourself. Get up out of your cozy bed and light exercise. Morning physical activity will provide your body with more energy and fill your blood with endorphins. Open your balcony door and window, take a full breath, and feel the chilly morning airstream! Don't forget to drink a glass of water to hydrate your skin from the inside.

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2. Give Yourself A Face Massage

Is there a better way to start a long day? Facial massage is undoubtedly one of the best methods, that can do wonders for your tired facial skin. Few simple massage techniques will promote a healthy lymphatic flow in your skin tissues, reducing puffiness and bringing back skin elasticity. Remember to be gentle while massaging your skin. Fine face oil will make the process easier, hydrating your skin, and providing necessary nutrition. Lightweight facial oil that rapidly absorbs into your skin is a must-have skincare routine product, especially if your skin tends to get dry and flaky.

To take off morning puffiness and stimulate a better blood flow I also like to use The Pore Smasher tool by Banish. You can put it for a few minutes in the fridge and roll it on your skin. The cold part of this skincare tool freshens up the skin, decreasing the effects of a sleepless night on the skin.

beautiful cup of freshly made tea with a tea bag and wish

3. Kitchen Skin Care Remedies

Surprisingly, the old-fashioned skincare methods deeply loved and appreciated by our grannies and mothers, still work perfectly! Try applying thin slices of refreshing cucumber or zucchini on your eyelids and under your eyes. Apart from being refreshing, cucumber juice hydrates and lightly tighten the under-eye area. An oldie, but goldie tea bag can kill two birds with one stone: prepare a tasty energizing morning drink and reduce the appearance of the dark circle under the eyes. And few slices of juicy raw potato can drastically reduce skin puffiness.

girl applies concealer under the eyes to cover dark cirles

4. Camouflage Your Tiredness 

Even the fanciest makeup can't heal dark under-eye circles and bring you back your priceless sleep time. But let's face the truth, a full-coverage concealer can reduce the appearance of a sleepless night, bringing back a lively bright complexion. Use a simple color-correcting rule to camouflage your dark circles: bright yellow concealer for pale skin; peachy or salmon shade for medium skin tone and saturated red corrector for dark skin tone. Apply a color-correcting product under your eyes and lightly blend it with a brush or your ring finger. Finish your makeup as always – foundation, concealer, contouring. And don't forget to set your under-eye area with setting powder. 

An iridescent highlighter is a must-have makeup product for every nocturnal people, who can't sleep at night. It wonderfully brightens up dull skin tone and attracts attention to the highest points of your face, hiding imperfections. Use bright warm highlighters like pearl, champagne, and gold to warm up your skin.

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5. Hydration Throughout the Day

An exhausted skin deserves some love and special treatment throughout the whole day. A lightweight skin moisturizer will keep your skin smooth and nourished under the coat of concealer, but you may need an extra hydra balance. Rosewater not only reduces the dark circles under the eyes but also soothes soreness and rejuvenates the skin. Take a small spray bottle and re-apply rose water for the whole day to feel the results. You can also use any other facial spray that works for you.

A woman rests her head on a pillow and wears a pink satin mask that states: "Beauty Rest", allowing her to catch a little extra sleep.

6. Try To Go To Bed In Time

Now, when you survived a whole hard day of work without a night of proper sleep and concealed all of the skin nastiness, it is time to prevent the appearance of dark circles under your eyes in the future. Try going to bed earlier the next day, without any excuses! Stay away from alcohol, salty, food, and caffeine.

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