Your mind isn’t the only part of you that feels stressed when you haven’t clocked eight hours sleep. If you’re struggling to get shut-eye and are feeling tired and lifeless because of it, it’s likely that your skin is too. Chances are your makeup isn’t sitting well and your skin is looking a bit dull and lacklustre, and maybe your go-to beauty products aren’t working quite as hard, or you’re experiencing flare-ups and breakouts.
When your skin starts to change for the worst, rethinking your regime is a good place to start. In particular, your evening routine – since the products we use overnight have the most time to make an impact, and work alongside skin’s natural process of repair and regeneration that happens while we sleep.
Below, we’ve shared our go-to Rodial products for when beauty sleep isn’t quite cutting it.
1. Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm
If your skin is looking as tired as you feel, then chances are you’ve got a build-up of dead skin cells clogging pores and giving the appearance of overall dullness. To get back that radiant glow, melt away dirt and makeup with this nourishing cleansing balm. Spend time massaging the oil-based formula in to boost blood flow and use a flannel to remove with some gentle exfoliation.
2. Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water
A gentle second cleanse is an ideal way to ensure your skin is clear of the day’s grime, pollutants, and any leftover traces of makeup or sunscreen. Follow up your initial cleanse by sweeping a cotton pad soaked in this gentle cleansing solution over your skin. Enriched with vitamin B, rosewater, and hyaluronic acid, it’s a safe choice for any skin type.
3. CBD Sleep Drops
Stressed skin means an added risk of dryness and inflammation. Packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and linoleic acid, cannabidoil is a powerful moisturiser and skin softener that is also highly anti-inflammatory. If you’re looking for an ingredient to calm angry redness, irritation, or breakouts, this soothing oil will do just that. In addition, this formula is boosted with glycerin, squalane, and dimethicone, to strengthen the skin’s barrier and prevent further damage.
4. Vit C Eye Souffle
You might not think an eye cream is necessary in the evening, but a little TLC in the form of this vitamin C-infused eye cream will deliver a boost of brightening benefits that will help to you wake up looking refreshed. Vitamin C is the gold standard of antioxidants, so will help with both combatting dark circles and puffiness, and preventing early signs of aging in the eye area.
5. Pink Diamond Magic Gel Night
Clogged pores aren’t the only cause of dull skin – often it means that skin isn’t getting the right level of hydration either. As your final step, use the Pink Diamond Magic Gel to plump skin with moisture and lock it in. This light gel cream contains a cocktail of active ingredients (including retinol, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid) that work to boost and brighten skin while you sleep.