Dr. Patel’s offers advice on watching how you sleep, avoiding caffeine after 3pm, drinking enough water and using the right products, such as the Advanced Bright Eye Booster that contains caffeine to help energize tired skin.
Lack of sleep is real, and so is the frustration when no amount of concealer will conceal all the tossing and turning you did last night. Luckily, with the right tools and tips in tow, waking up your face is an easier fix than you'd think.
Watch how you sleep.
If you’ve ever woken up with lines across your face, you know the way you sleep can affect how you look when you wake up. Dr. Purvisha Patel, dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare, says we should avoid sleeping on our faces, as it causes swelling and puffiness (aka looking much more tired than we may be) come morning. “Avoiding caffeine after 3 p.m. is also a good idea, as it disrupts the sleep cycle."
Get the right tools.
If you can’t get away from puffiness in the morning, look into cool compresses, which Dr. Patel says are helpful to both wake you up and de-puff, and jade rollers, which also help with inflammation. “Skin care that contains caffeine (I like my Visha Advanced Bright Eye Booster) also helps energize tired skin by vasoconstricting blood vessels.”