In this face-paced world, sometimes we have to make sacrifices to keep up with the responsibilities and demands of daily life. It’s unfortunate, but getting eight hours of sleep can feel like a luxury. Besides chronic sleep deprivation, other unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and environmental stressors can lead to skin fatigue. Here are four signs that your skin is tired and what you can do to fight back effectively.

Dullness

Luminous, glowy skin never goes out of style, but maintaining a glow-from-within is not always easy. Our skin is constantly shedding dead cells to reveal the newer, healthier cells underneath. However, when your body hasn’t had time to regenerate overnight, this process works less efficiently, leaving you with a dull and tired appearance. To help your skin out a little, use an exfoliator to eliminate the dead skin cells on the surface. Whether you choose a mechanical or chemical exfoliator is down to your preference. Many people with more sensitive and acne-prone skin prefer chemical exfoliators, such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid.

Dark Circles

Dark circles can be hereditary but can often be exacerbated when you didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Contrary to popular belief, the pigmentation under our eyes doesn’t get darker when we’re tired. Instead, it just looks darker because the skin above is dehydrated, letting the pigmentation show through. Drink plenty of water to restore moisture and use a brightening treatment to hydrate the skin under your eyes.

Fine Lines

Fine lines and increased appearance of wrinkles are another sign that your skin is dehydrated and tired. On tired mornings, apply a good-quality moisturizer on the face, or better yet, do a little prep work the night before and use a heavier moisturizer before bed. The added moisture will help make the fine lines look less noticeable. We also recommend adding retinol products to your routine to slow down the ageing process in general.

Puffiness

Tired eyes tend to retain water to stay hydrated, leaving you with puffy eyes. The puffiness sometimes cast an even bigger shadow on the under-eye area, making your dark circles appear darker. A cooling eye mask or compress can help fluid drainage. Caffeine ingredients are also known to help reduce the look of puffiness.

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