Thursday, December 17, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos
There’s no denying that, for many, the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. Whether it’s the last-minute shopping blitz, booked social calendar or just a little too much merrymaking, the mad dash to the new year is often paved with sleepless nights. And at a time when we’re often pressured to look our very best, scrimping on z’s can easily sabotage our best intentions. Fortunately, even if you can’t catch your nightly eight hours, you can still look the part with a few tips and tricks from Pür.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
If visions of sugarplums are keeping you from counting sheep, your skin may suffer as a result. Nighttime is when your skin is most active, repairing and regenerating itself. By cutting your sleep time, you’re actually interfering with your skin’s normal metabolic activity. However, if you can’t commit to at least eight hours of shuteye, you can give your skin a little nightly boost with an intensive night cream like Mineral Moisture Complex. Loaded with nourishing vitamins and essential hydrators, this powerhouse moisturizer works hard to fight the signs of stress so you can wake up refreshed and radiant.
Lose the Bags
Under eye dark circles are a telltale sign that your holidays are spilling well into your nights. While lack of sleep isn’t the direct cause of dark circles (you can blame your genes for that), it can certainly make them more noticeable. Fatigue causes paleness of the skin, which allows the blood underneath to become more visible, creating the shadowing effect we call dark circles. Pür Minerals’ Intensive Eye Treatment uses the revolutionary ingredient Occu-Derm™ to reduce the accumulation of hemoglobin responsible for unsightly under eye circles so you can greet the season bright-eyed and beautiful.
Let It Glow
In addition to dark circles, sleepless nights can leave you with a paler complexion. Burning the midnight oil not only affects your skin’s metabolism, it interferes with your entire circadian rhythm, which includes circulation. However, just because you might not be well-rested doesn’t mean you can’t look it. Give your skin a warm, healthy glow with a light-reflective mineral powder like Pür Radiance. Sweep over your face, neck and décolleté to brighten and awaken tired, pale skin. For an added touch of warmth, apply Pressed Mineral Blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend up to your hairline.