Let’s admit it! Whether you’re a student juggling between college and assignments or a working girl trying to keep up with the 9-5 clocking hours, the busy AF lifestyle directly takes a serious toll on your skin. And most of the times, the most common reason for dull, uneven skin is nothing but lack of sleep!
Did you know? Sleep deprivation affects collagen growth, skin hydration, and skin texture. And that’s not all! Lack of sleep also leads to inflammation, causing outbreaks of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and various other skin diseases. But above all, the health of your skin has the power to make or break your makeup look. Therefore, if you want to look like you’ve completed your beauty sleep, here’s everything you need to keep in mind:
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
- Cancel out the dark circles and puffiness
- Skip the foundation
- Ditch the black kajal
- Add colour to your look
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Even when you don’t want anyone to know that you’re sleepy AF, your skin will reveal your secret *oops*. When you deprive yourself of sleep, you also unknowingly deprive your skin of the essential hydration that helps regenerate skin cells overnight. Therefore, hydrate before you layer any makeup products. We suggest you use the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel that is infused with the goodness of aloe and soothes and hydrates your skin.
Cancel out the dark circles and puffiness
Lack of sleep means dark circles and puffiness galore! These skin imperfections can come in the way of your on-fleek makeup application. Therefore, cancel out the darkness and go in with a brightening concealer such as the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer that promises to minimize the appearance of pores, dark spots and diminishes fine lines, giving your skin an even tone.
Skip the foundation
Yes, you read that right! Applying foundation on parched skin is going to do no good to your skin. However, if you want to cover blemishes and pigmentation, simply go in with your concealer a second time and conceal the problem areas. Allow the rest of your skin to breathe especially on days when you are sleep-deprived.
Ditch the black kajal
Got to attend lectures or meetings early in the morning? Then, toss back your trusty black kajal for a nude or white pencil. A flesh-toned kajal or eyeliner will not just make your eyes look larger but also make you look more awake, even if you’re dying on the inside. And that’s not all! It’ll also help cancel out any signs of sleep-deprivation, hangover and quarter-life crisis *if you know what we mean*!
Add colour to your look
When you’re sleep-deprived, you don’t really want to sit through an elaborate makeup routine. Therefore, leave the eyes, and simply add colour to your cheeks to look fresh as a daisy. Fake naturally flushed cheeks with the help of the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos - Rose Blush. A rosy glow can make you look less tired and more lively.