What do you do when you couldn’t catch up on your beauty sleep because *ahem* you wanted to watch one more episode of that K-drama? You fake the well-rested glow, girl. While it’s super important to recharge your body with at least eight hours of sleep, there are days when you’re busy burning the midnight oil for work (or Netflix).
But sadly,your skin bears the brunt of this and ends up looking dull and sallow the next morning! But not anymore. We’ve put together a quick beauty routine that will help you fake a well-rested glow in a jiffy. Excited? Read on…
- #1: Use rose water ice cubes
- #2: Recharge with a shower
- #3: Sculpt with facial yoga
- #4: A boost of moisture
- #5: Conceal dark circles
- #6: Sweep on a rosy blush
#1: Use rose water ice cubes
The easiest hack to flaunt a well-rested glow is to rub ice on the skin. If you think you’ll need this hack often, then freeze some rose water into ice cubes in advance. In the morning, just grab the rose water ice cubes and glide them all across your face. This will instantly depuff your face, improve blood circulation and lend a natural glow that’ll last throughout the day.
#2: Recharge with a shower
Let this be your mantra: a refreshing shower a day keeps the dullness away! Jump in the shower and break up with fatigue by using the Love Beauty and Planet Tea Tree & Vetiver Daily Detox Refreshing Body Wash. A vegan, sulfate and paraben-free concoction of ethically sourced Australian tea tree oil, organic coconut oil and aromatic vetiver, this one will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and smelling oh-so-good all day long.
#3: Sculpt with facial yoga
Give your face a well-rested glow by doing some facial yoga for 10-15 minutes. Massaging improves blood circulation in the face and gives it a natural glow. The trick is to first apply a few drops of a serum like the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum. Now, with your index, middle and ring finger, tap on your forehead with medium pressure for a couple of minutes and lightly pinch your brows simultaneously. Next, using two knuckles, massage your cheekbones in an upward direction ten times. Repeat the same step on your jawline as well.
#4: A boost of moisture
After you have cleansed your face and applied the serum, the next step is to slather on some moisturiser. This will ensure your skin looks plump and hydrated all day long. For an effortless glow, get the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Day Crème. Whipped as a lightweight formula, it is infused with rich micro-crystals and vitamins to give your face a polished finish. The best thing? It readily absorbs into the skin! Dot this crème all over your face and massage it nicely in an outward direction.
#5: Conceal dark circles
Now, you gotta hide your dark circles, fine lines and any visible spots to flaunt a perfect skin canvas. Use the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer to cover up the sins of last night. Dot it on the problem areas such as under-eye dark circles and blemishes, gently pat it in using your ring finger, and you’re done.
#6: Sweep on a rosy blush
Finally, add a flush of colour to your face using a rosy blush. Your go-to is the Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Lip And Cheek Color – Plum Feather. Sweep it on the apples of your cheeks, chin and bridge of the nose. After that, dab the same pink tint on your lips and voila!