How to combat dull skin after all the festive late nights and unhealthy snacks

How to combat dull skin after all the festive late nights and unhealthy snacks

When you’re all drained out, you’re going to need all the glowiness you can get. For days like these, gun for a luminescent liquid foundation – a comforting cushion compact makes for a compelling choice, too – that’s skewed pink and about half a hue paler than your true skin tone. The pearlescent pigments will permeate your fatigued face with a dewy “day” glow – sort of like having a steady stream of sunlight trained on your face 24/7.

Banish “heatiness”

with a cooling essence.

How to combat dull skin after all the festive late nights and unhealthy snacks

You may be aware that facial redness (“erythema” in derm-speak) is due to the dilation of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. To dial back the blotchiness, you’ll need to shrink said blood vessels. To that end, try calming your complexion with your trusty Facial Treatment Essence – but up the cool factor by stashing it in the fridge. Pat a couple of drops into freshly cleansed skin – the Pitera-packed formula will infuse your stressed-out skin with a ton of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, all of which will work in tandem to boost your skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process.

Try this
tea-rrific
idea.

The astringent tannins from tea are a tried-and-tested way of lending an instant lift to your lids. Simply recycle used tea bags by chucking them in an airtight container in the fridge, for easy retrieval whenever you need a quick fix. Slap them on like you would any cold compress, kick up your kitten heels for five minutes or so, then whip off for a radically reinvigorated visage.

How to combat dull skin after all the festive late nights and unhealthy snacks

Try disguising dullness under your eyes with a colour corrector. The specific shade of your undereye shadows can be a clue to the cause of your circles – bluish lower lids may point to the pooling of blood from broken capillaries, whereas purplish pigmentation tends to be pollution- and allergy-related.

But which colour corrector should you choose? Your best bet, my friend, is to pick a peachy pen. Liquid formulas in this universally flattering tint cancel out most causes of dark circles, while letting just enough light to filter in to give the illusion of makeup-free skin.

How to combat dull skin after all the festive late nights and unhealthy snacks

Drink up –
but not too much.

Hydrating with H20 is an absolute requisite in the evening, especially if you’re sleeping in a skin-desiccating air-conditioned room, with one proviso: Limit liquid intake about three hours or so before bedtime. That way, you’ll forestall any fluid retention when you wake up in the morning – plus you’ll sleep better too, because you won’t be getting up in the middle of the night to take a leak.

Right, then. Try these tonight and wake up to a visibly firmer and fresher visage greeting you in the mirror. Goodnight, and good luck!

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