Adult life can be summarized in one sentence – no amount of sleep is enough. While you spend the first couple of hours trying to make sense of the world moving around you, your skin too is playing catch up. Baggy eyes, dull and lacklustre skin, relatable enough? So, whether you had a late night, or your skin is just feeling blah, then these tips are going to help look fresh and fabulous in minutes!
1. Icy effect
You might have seen people dunking their face in a bowl of ice to awaken their skin. Yes, it has benefits, but no, it is not a pleasant experience. Instead, store your essence, serum and moisturizer in the fridge the previous night, and let those cool formulations do the job. And honestly, there is nothing more relaxing than a cold moisturizer across your cheeks. Our Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel will be your NBF here! It is quick-absorbing, ultra-refreshing, and it’s even better when it is chilled!
2. Massage away
Just when you scoop out the moisturizer, ready to slap it across your face, give it 60 more seconds. Use your fingertips to nicely massage the product in the skin. This is beneficial especially if you have a puffy face in the morning. Make small circles with your fingertips, and go upwards to de-puff, lift, and refresh your face. The improved blood circulation will not only give a natural flush to your face, but also relax your muscles. The best way to wish your face good morning, right?
3. Miracle ingredients
Take your face massage a step ahead with a serum. You heard right! It is proven that a select few ingredients like ginseng, rosemary, peppermint and spearmint can gently dilate blood vessels to welcome nutrient-rich blood. This only leads to two things – glowing and refreshed skin. So, after you’re done with cleansing and a hydrating essence, try our Mama Cica Dark Spot Correcting Ampoule, enriched with Korean ginseng to pave the way for fresh skin. You can also try our range of Korean ginseng-infused products here.
4. Wake up call
We’re hands down ‘team cold showers.’ A hot water bath is comforting, yes, but it also makes you and your skin drowsy. After you’ve lathered, turn the heat setting to cold for at least a minute, and as you utter cuss words, let your skin turn into its energized and fresh-self! Cold therapy increases blood flow – something we know leads to good skin. Then post this brrr bath, nourish your skin with Bravocado Ultra Light Nourishing Face & Body Cream. It contains vitamin C, sea buckthorn and lavender that will further add a subtle glow to the skin.
5. Pamper the eyes
Having puffy or hollow eyes in the morning is the quickest way to tell the world – my skin is tired and dull. But we’ve found the perfect shortcut to get that just-slept-for-eight-hours look! Our Yuzu Fine Revitalizing Under Eye Gel is an under-cool product you should be eyeing at. (Spotted the pun?) Firstly, it contains yuzu, which has 3x more vitamin C than lemon, which seriously brightens the under eyes. Plus, it has peptides, blueberry, watermelon and aloe that soothe and add a cooling effect. Just a swipe, and no more tired eyes!
So, set the alarm, and wake up your skin in these refreshing ways!