Thanks to the pandemic, spending most of our waking hours at home has become the new normal for a majority of us. Binge-watching your favourite shows until the wee hours of the morning is no more reserved for the weekends. Wait, weekends, what’s that? While this might sound like the dream life, the erratic sleep pattern can definitely take a toll on your skin. The results? Your skin looks dull and tired and every video call begins with people asking you if you’re okay. Amirite? Well, time to put an end to this and hit refresh on your skincare game. All you need to do is follow these clever skincare tips to give your dull and tired complexion a new lease of life…

 

Follow a dedicated nighttime skincare routine

Follow a dedicated nighttime skincare routine

Let’s accept it: most of us wake up each morning with just enough time to freshen up and login for work; without being late. Therefore, following an elaborate daytime skincare routine can sometimes seem like a task. Which is why it is important that you follow a dedicated nighttime skincare routine so that your skin receives all the goodness from products it needs to appear healthy. Besides, your skin regenerates and repairs itself while you sleep, so that is quite a major bonus too.

 

Keep a cooling eye mask handy

Keep a cooling eye mask handy

All the late nights are bound to give you puffy eyes and dark circles, but that’s something that can be easily dealt with by having a refreshing gel-based eye mask stashed away in your refrigerator. It’s a great way to reduce puffiness and make you appear bright-eyed and instantly awake.

 

Have a cold water shower

Have a cold water shower

Hot water showers are super calming and relaxing and therefore, may not be the best choice when you and your skin both feel really dull and tired. You need something that wakes you up and energizes your skin; thus, cold water is your best friend. Why? Well, because the cold water helps increase blood flow and helps to instantly make your skin feel cool and fresh.

 

Face massage for the win

Face massage for the win

One of the best ways to brighten up dull and tired skin is to give it a quick one-minute massage. While applying your moisturiser, simply move your fingers in small and gentle yet firm circles. This boosts blood circulation and oxygen flow to the area and makes your skin appear instantly healthy.