Post-All-Nighter Skin Care: 7 Ways to Bounce Back the Next Day
Pulling an all-nighter can wreak instant havoc on your skin. Here are all the ways it affects your glow and how you can get it back
Did you pull an all-nighter? Whether you did it for a good cause (prepping for a presentation) or a fun one (sleepover with friends), you'll feel it in the morning. The most obvious signs of lack of sleep and stress would also show on your skin since both these things can cause inflammation. Here are seven ways to bounce back with a glow.
Cleanse the Night Away
The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep every night. That’s enough ZZZs to help your organs, including the skin, function properly. A 2019 study in the Clocks & Sleep journal notes that lack of sleep can trigger cortisol production, which then triggers in the skin. Cleansing is essential to get rid of oil, dirt, and bacteria, which may lead to acne flareups.
Wash your face with a gentle yet effective formula against breakouts, like POND'S Acne Clear Facial Foam or Eskinol Naturals Pimple Relief Facial Wash, and double cleanse with Eskinol Naturals Pimple Relief Micellar Water. Both formulas contain soothing cica and green tea extracts for pimple-prone skin. If you see a pimple coming through, dab it with Eskinol Pimple Relief Spot Gel Corrector to stop it in its tracks.
Hydrate Inside and Out
Sleep-deprived? Drink water. A study from Pennsylvania State University found that lack of sleep affects your hydration levels. According to the study, people who regularly sleep less than six hours a day are 16-59% likely to be more dehydrated than those who slumbered for eight hours. Dehydration can manifest on your skin as dryness, lack of plumpness, and dull skin tone.
If you just pulled an all-nighter, drink lots of water and your skin topically. Apply Eskinol Pimple Relief Serum to brighten your complexion. It nourishes skin with green tea and cica, and it's also non-irritating for sensitive skin because it has 0% alcohol.
Try using POND'S Bright Triple Glow Serum for a hydrated, dewy glow. It makes you look like you have slept for eight hours with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and brightening Gluta-boost C. For your body, use Vaseline Gluta-Hya Serum Burst Flawless Glow, a lightweight formula that nourishes the skin.
Depuff Your Face
An Academy of Sleep Medicine study reveals that sleep deprivation can make people look fatigued, with red eyes, dark circles, and puffiness. Everyone retains water overnight. However, if you don't sleep enough, you tend to hold on to more water because you’re simply dehydrated.
You can depuff your face by exercising in the morning, even just for 30 minutes. No energy to work out? Use a jade roller! A (especially one chilled in the fridge) can effectively depuff your face, temporarily give it more definition, and render it with a glow.
Give Your Skin a Brightening Boost
Apply a sheet mask for a radiance boost before taking on the day. It’s not only a relaxing ritual! It also quenches your thirsty skin and loads it with essential nutrients. POND'S Tomato Face Mask can give you radiant and supple skin from first use. It contains vitamin B6 and tomato, powerful antioxidants that help keep skin bright, plump, and moist.
Don’t Cake It On
If your face already feels dry, caking on foundation and powder won’t help. It could even achieve the exact opposite of a glow: dull, rough, and so obviously covered-up skin. The secret is to use as little product as possible to achieve a fresh, “woke up like this” look.
Try using a tinted moisturizer or sunscreen or a BB cream, for a sheer, brightening coverage. After that, apply concealer on the inner and outer corners of the eyes for a “lifted” effect. Dab on a cream or gel blush; avoid powders to keep the look fresh. Apply your favorite lipstick to top off the look. Any shade that makes you feel confident is a go.
Make Your Eyes Pop
If you still have droopy, tired eyes after depuffing and using a sheet mask, it’s time to bring in the big guns: eyelash curler and mascara! After carefully curling your lashes, apply a sweep of mascara to make your eyes pop. You can go with classic black, or if you want a fresher look, try a bronze, brown, or deep blue shade.
Recharge with Naps
The American Psychological Association says even well-rested people need naps. This helps keep you alert, improve your memory and reaction time, and boost your mood. If you recently pulled an all-nighter, make time for a good 30 to 60-minute nap to recharge.
An all-nighter disrupts your sleep cycle, increases stress, decreases function during the day, and makes you cranky. In addition, it wreaks havoc on your skin. Follow the tips above for an emergency glow. However, try to get as much good sleep as possible to maintain skin health inside and out.