Tired Skin Revivers: How To Look More Awake

Are those late-night Netflix sessions taking their toll on your skin? Well you’re not the only one. Wanting to look more awake and banish tired skin is a huge concern for oh-so many of us. The good news is, it’s actually pretty easy to revive dull, sleepy skin. 

It all starts with boosting what little sleep you are getting These overnight beauty wonders make the most of your fleeting down time by using those precious few hours to overhaul your skin. Whatever your complexion bugbear expect it to be gone by morning…

> Look wide awake with these overnight skin savers!


Overnight Wrinkle Smoother: Meet your first point of defense in the battle against wrinkles, Clinique’s Superdefense Night Recovery Moisturiser, £42. It reboots skin’s moisture barrier, whilst stimulating collagen and elastin to boost firmness and leave the complexion plumped and lines faded.

Clinique Superdefense Night Recovery Moisturiser, £42

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Get Glowing Skin: The smoother your complexion, the brighter it’ll look. That’s why Pixi’s Overnight Glow Serum, £26, works wonders for a nighttime radiance boost. It exfoliates the outer layer of skin, refining bumpy, uneven texture, so come morning you’ll have a major glow.

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, £26

Calm Sensitivity: Kiss The Moon Calm After Dark Face Oil, £48, is loaded with soothing chamomile and jasmine, teamed with rosehip seed oil – that’s proven to calm angry, stressed-out skin. Make this your go-to antidote for banishing red flare-ups.

Kiss The Moon Calm After Dark Face Oil, £48

Get Rid Of Dry Skin: Get ready to fall in love with the gel-like, moussey texture of Soap & Glory’s Speed Plump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse, £14. It recharges skin’s moisture reserves thanks to the souped up formula that continues to hydrate skin whilst you sleep and up to eight hours afterwards.

Soap & Glory Speed Plump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse, £14

How To Stop Spots: Whether hormones, stress or an overindulgent diet have triggered that breakout, Kypris Clearing Serum, £48, contains essentials oils that will balance the skin’s oil production, whilst calming redness and boosting your complexion’s healing powers – so your spot’s life span will be cut in half.

Kypris Clearing Serum, £48

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Beauty Sleep Booster: Make the most of what little sleep you’re getting with Neom’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist, £20. The dreamy mist contains aromatherapy oils including lavender and jasmine to help induce a deep, peaceful sleep.

Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist, £20


When that early morning alarm goes off you’ll want hard-working products, pronto. These quick-fix skin saviours will banish all traces of the night before…

> The ultimate morning skincare routine you have to try…

60 Second Morning Cleanser: Ditch your face wash in favour of This Works Light Time Cleanse & Glow, £30. The vitamin C-loaded formula will blitz dull, dead skin in just one minute.

This Works Light Time Cleanse & Glow, £30

Love Your Lips: When you’re exhausted, your pout will start to chap, so a max-strength lip balm is non-negotiable. Givenchy Mister Gentlebalm, £21.50, provides a high dose of hydration while enhancing your pout’s natural colour to give the illusion of health. Trust us – your face will thank you.

Givenchy Magic Lip Balm, £21.50

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How To De-Puff Eyes: It’s inevitable: no sleep equals eye bags. But we have a two-step solution…

  1. Grab a couple of teaspoons and pop them in the fridge while you have some brekkie. Once they’re chilled, place a spoon over each eye (curved side down) and gently press them into your sockets. The icy temperature will cause blood vessels to constrict – reducing redness and puffiness.
  2. Invest in a cooling, brightening eye cream. Our fave? Skyn Iceland Under Eye Illuminator, £25. It helps to banish discolouration and firm up the whole eye area, plus the pearlescent formula illuminates those stubborn shadows.

Skyn Iceland Under Eye Illuminator, £25

Brighten Dull Skin: Refresh your tired face with Sanctuary Spa Instant Illuminating Beauty Balm, £12. With energising ginseng, nourishing vitamin E and brightening vitamin C, it’s the ultimate revitalising formula for a model-worthy glow. 

Sanctuary Spa Instant Illuminating Beauty Balm, £12

By Victoria Jowett