Whether it’s a lack of sleep, a hectic lifestyle, or the hustle and bustle of the party season, your skin can become stressed easily.
Dark circles, dullness, dehydration, accelerated signs of aging, spots and irritation are all signs of stress.
When your skin is stressed, it needs extra hydration to put the sparkle back into your complexion.
If you’re fed up with looking exhausted and want to show off a beautiful glow, follow our top tips.
Look wide awake
Your eye area is one of the first places to look tired and stressed. Dark undereyes, puffiness and fine lines are all associated with stressed skin.
One of the best ingredients to treat your undereye area with some tender loving care is caffeine. Caffeine helps to increase circulation to the skin, brightening darkness. Additionally, it alleviates inflammation and puffy eyes.
As the skin under your eyes is much thinner than other areas of your face, it can tolerate a heavier eye cream to nourish and moisturise. Thicker formulas containing rosehip oil will help to regenerate your eye area. Rosehip oil is packed with essential fatty acids to hydrate while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Use hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrating ingredient. Don’t be scared by the name – hyaluronic acid isn’t an acid in the traditional sense. This moisturising molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, helping to plump the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body – the majority is located in the joints and eyes. Babies have high levels of hyaluronic acid which is why their skin is super soft. As we age, our natural levels decline so using a topical form will significantly benefit your skin’s appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is best used in serum form as this type of product targets the deeper layers of the skin. Live Skincare Hydrate Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, green tea and vitamin E to promote firmness and radiance. Using this serum in your daily skincare routine ensures your complexion is smooth, moisturised, and rejuvenated.
Calm your complexion with aloe
Aloe is rich in anti-inflammatory properties to naturally soothe and heal your skin. If your skin is feeling particularly irritated, using skincare products with aloe will improve your complexion.