Your physical health is of the utmost importance to you. When you feel down and tired, you want to find a way to improve these symptoms.
But what about your skin?
Your skin can get tired and dull as well. Pollution, chemicals, and the weather can all beat your skin up.
So how can you show your skin a little TLC?
This article will give you six tried and true ways to bring life back into your skin. The best part is they’re all simple enough to add to your routine straight away!
When gazing in the mirror, you might look at your skin in anguish, wishing for younger days. However, you might just need to peel off a layer to see what lies beneath.
Sometimes your skin looks dull and tired because of dead skin skins covering it up. Exfoliating will get rid of the dead skin to show new, vibrant skin underneath.
Of course, not all exfoliants are equal.
You can choose from two different types: chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants. Whichever you choose, be sure to pick one that is gentle on your skin.
Check out this article on the best exfoliants on the market.
2. Include the Overnight Treatment
We all know that applying a moisturizer in the morning is good, but much of the replenishing for skin cells happens at night.
To truly moisturize your face, give your skin more to work with. Apply an intense repair moisturizing mask before bed and allow the magic to happen while you sleep.
This habit helps with anti-aging immensely, delivering the nutrients in the process of cell renewal.
3. How to Fix Under Eye Issues
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. This may or may not be accurate, but they never fail to snitch on you when you don’t get enough sleep.
Most of the tired look comes from dark circles under the eyes and puffy skin around the eyes.
The cause of this tired eyes look is actually dehydration. Dehydration causes the skin under the eye to thin and shows more of the veins under the skin, resulting in dark circles.
Dehydration also causes the water to pile up around the eyes, causing the skin around the eyes to look puffy.
Treat this area with extra love to help cut down on this problem. Most people just use a concealer to cover it up but should try fixing the root of the problem instead.
To care for this, use cold and moisture. An old-fashioned fix that works to this day is the spoon in the freezer. Take the spoon out after a few minutes and place it over your eye.
You can also use a jade roller to accomplish this. The stone stays cool to the touch.
Also, don’t forget about investing in an intense under-eye moisture treatment.
4. Give It a Jolt
Just as caffeine can help wake up your brain, it can do the same for the skin.
Caffeine applied to the skin causes an increase in blood flow to come to the surface of the skin.
Caffeine is anti-inflammatory with antioxidants to fight free radicals and slow the aging process.
When would you apply a caffeine-infused skin product to your face?
Just like your daily cup of coffee, once in the morning is good enough.
Are you interested in learning more? Read this informative article on the benefits of caffeine in skincare.
5. Drink Up!
Remember how we talked about dehydration causing your tired look in the eyes?
The cure is to hydrate from within!
Good ol’ h2O does so much good for your skin. Water helps to deliver nutrients by increasing blood volume and circulation.
When you do an excellent job of hydrating, it stops those nasty puffy eyes and dark circles from appearing so drastically.
How much water you should be drinking daily depends on your unique physical makeup, daily activities, and environment.
If you regularly engage in activities that get your heart rate up and cause sweating — you’ll need more water than most.
Do you spend a lot of time under the hot sun?
Then it’s even more crucial that you increase your water intake. To protect yourself from dehydration and sunstroke, let alone keeping your skin looking healthy.
6. Use Cooling Power
Cold can have a fantastic effect on our skin. Just like the cold spoon that you would use for depuffing the eyes, you can use cooling power to refresh your entire face.
You can do this in a variety of ways. Try putting any moisturizers in the fridge the night before you use them.
Use a gua sha tool (cold, of course) to reduce puffiness. Gua sha also provides many other benefits like reducing the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome.
By relaxing the facial muscles, relieving anxiety, and ridding the body of toxins.
Many people just prefer to take things a step up and rub an ice cube around the face, and still, others just like to lay a cold washcloth on their face and relax.
Having healthy skin can make your whole appearance brighter. It’s worth the time and energy to give your skin the care it needs.
These are just some of the ways that professionals care for their skin, and you can achieve the same success by taking a few tips from their book. We suggest you start right now by pouring yourself a large glass of water.
Your skin will thank you for it!
Susie is our General Manager and has been with Copper Beech for ten years! Susie is a huge asset to our team. In Susie’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her three boys, and her dog Gunner.