Beauty tricks to hide the signs of a bad night’s sleep

How to hide the signs of a bad night’s sleep

Fake your way to looking bright eyed and well rested in the morning

Not enough sleep? A lack of zzzzs will show up in your skin, such as redness and dehydrated dullness. When you need to fake eight hours of sleep, these are the seven steps you need to follow.

1

Rehydrate

Drink a huge glass of water to counter dehydration and flush out toxins. Next, aim your shower nozzle into the small of your back. Turn the temperature from warm to cool to further stimulate circulation. Finally, cleanse skin, and then mist your face with a hydration spray like Ultraceuticals Ultra Balancing Skin Mist.

Ultraceuticals Ultra Balancing Skin Mist

2

De-puff

Puffy face? Cooling skin treatments will help minimise this, as they shrink blood vessels and de-puff eyes and face. Try Embryolisse Make-up Artist Collection Radiant Eye/Cooling Eye Stick.

Embryolisse Make-up Artist Collection Radiant Eye/Cooling Eye Stick

3

Boost radiance

Use a moisturiser
 that infuses glow-restoring vitamins into your skin, like Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

4

Nix redness

Knock out any remaining redness with a primer that tones down colour.
  Keep it in the fridge for extra cooling, soothing benefits. We like Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF15.

Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF15

5

Brighten eyes

If your eyes are bloodshot, douse them with eye drops and lie down for a few minutes with a cold, wet cloth over them. Then massage a quality eye gel into the orbital bones. Try Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Eye Gel.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Eye Gel

6

Perfect your base

Use a foundation like that will combat any shine that might appear throughout the day. When applying the rest of your makeup, avoid pink hues as they will enhance redness, and leave eyelids free from makeup – this helps make the eyes appear less tired. Our foundation pick: Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation.

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation

7

Polish your hair

If you have time to wash and style your hair afresh, do it. If not, grab your dry shampoo and spray it into the roots of your hair to revive your style, add volume and take away any smells from the night before. We love Kevin Murphy Doo.Over Dry Powder Finishing Hairspray.

Kevin Murphy Doo.Over Dry Powder Finishing Hairspray

Slept in? These are the products you need to get ready in a flash.

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Main image credit: @katehudson

Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.