Not getting enough sleep once in a while is fine, but doing it often can cause skin issues like dryness, fine lines, and even breakouts. Here, we rounded up a few tips on how busy gals like you can maintain your natural glow without having to be in bed by 8 p.m.:
Water therapy is the way to go.
Aside from drinking six to eight glasses of water each day, make it a habit to splash your face with cold water every morning. The water's low temperature closes your pores and constricts the blood vessels on your face, giving it a smoother appearance. This practice is also proven to help slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles.
Are face oils already on your radar?
Face oils should be part of your beauty kit, stat! It passes through the lipid layers of the skin faster than creams, and can also serve as a great base for makeup. We love Marula Pure Beauty Oil, as it fights free radicals and boosts cellular activity, so it's perfect for busy twentysomethings. After washing your face in the morning, massage a few drops onto your skin, apply sunscreen, and proceed with your usual makeup routine.
Say yes to beauty supplements.
You shouldn't be hesitant to give beauty supplements a try, as they are just normal vitamins and minerals formulated in combinations that target specific areas of your body. The key here is to choose a product that can address your particular need—like Mosbeau Collagen Plus 12000 to fight signs of aging and Thiocell for skin brightening. Mosbeau Collagen Plus 12000's low molecular fish collagen helps retain the skin's firmness and elasticity, while Thiocell, which is the first and only glutathione supplement in lozenge form, aids in reducing skin pigmentation.
Body oil, anyone?
Skin is proven to be more receptive to active ingredients at night, so make sure to massage on your favorite oil before dozing off. We particularly love products with organic ingredients such as Italy Olive Oil, Chile Rosehip Oil, and Morocco Argan Oil from Naturals by Watsons. Olive oil and argan oil keep skin moisturized, while rosehip oil helps diminish stretch marks.
Look for a double-duty night cream.
Regardless of how long (or short) your sleep is going to be, applying night cream is a must. Opt for one that is infused with collagen, which keeps the skin moisturized and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend Collagen by Watsons' Moisturising and Firming Facial Cream and Hydro Balance Gel Cream for dry skin, White Regeneration Night Cream for uneven skin tone, and Youth Lock Night Supreme Cream to fight signs of aging.
All products are available at Watsons and SM Beauty stores nationwide.