Not all of us are destined to be early birds that like catching the first worm, but what with studies, work, family and social lives, most of us don’t have the luxury of getting up when we like. This means that it can be tough to appear bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in a morning, no matter how much caffeine we manage to inject into our systems.
The good news though is that with an effective beauty regime you can combat that bleary-eyed appearance and start to look (and hopefully feel) great in a morning. With these handy tips you can waltz your way to fresh-faced beauty.
Cold water rinse
There is going to be nothing quite so effective first thing in a morning (and as your coffee or tea is hopefully in the process of brewing!) as jumping in a cold shower or at least giving your face a good wash in cold water. It may be a slight shock to the system but it’s bound to wake you up and leave you feeling fresh for the rest of the day.
Glass of ice cold water
Speaking of water, even before you reach for your first caffeine hit, try to glug down a glass of cold water too. This will help to rehydrate you after your night’s sleep, and is another way to wake you up. Plus, well-hydrated skin tends to be healthy looking skin, which is a step in the right direction when you want to look fresh-faced in a morning.
Shave at night
For the guys, unless you’ve got a beard, it is a good idea to take care of your facial hair in the evening before you go to bed. This means you won’t have to shave in the morning when you’re only half awake and pressed for time, and that the moisturiser you use post-shave has plenty of time to do its magic. And especially for more sensitive skin, this can be a great way to avoid razor burn in a morning.
Keep makeup light
When it comes to applying makeup, remember that less is more especially when you have to use artificial lighting like in winter. Thoroughly check that your foundation and concealer matches properly to your skin tone, and blend, blend, blend! Probably the easiest way to avoid those dreaded tide lines, is to use a fine mineral powder that you can buff into your skin and which will provide you with light yet good coverage for a flawless base.
Even for night owls, the bright-eyed look is achievable, so introduce these simple tips into your morning routine.