5 Proven Ways to Combat Tired Skin

We all have those days where we could use an extra hour (or 5) of sleep. Other times, even 8 hours of sleep can leave you with puffy, under-eye patches and tired looking skin. Feeling tired is one thing, but looking tired can be severely depressing. Reasons for looking tired include dull, dry and puffy skin, dark under-eye patches and fine lines. However, you can noticeably brighten up your skin and make it look fresh with the following 5 tips. Try these 5 proven ways to combat tired skin and see the results for yourself.

1 – Natural Skincare Products

Natural skincare products are the best way to hydrate, protect and smooth away any signs of tiredness and ageing. Such products include moisturisers, creams, cleansers, serums, facial oils and other such treatments. As a part of your daily beauty regimen, it’s important to use a combination of natural skin care products. Products which can revive even the dullest of complexions without harmful chemicals.

Natural skin care products contain organic ingredients such as Baobab, Pomegranate and Argan oil. These are natural anti-oxidants that help fight the effects of ageing and tired, dull looking skin. For a good beauty routine, use a natural moisturiser such as the Nakin Natural Facial Moisturisers at least twice a day, cleanse your skin with a toner/cleanser at least once and regularly apply facial oils and serums to ensure the best results.


2 –Hydration

Dehydrated skin not only looks sallow, dull and tired, but also tends to age quicker. Does your job requires you to work during night-time or skip on the essential 8 hours of sleep? Then staying hydrated is the best option for retaining a fresh and healthy face that glows. Start your day with a glass of cool water, but it doesn’t have to be boring water. Add a slice of lemon for a Vitamin C boost to help your skin retain its natural moisture and glow.

Staying hydrated is also important for avoiding under-eye patches, puffy eyes and wrinkles. All of which combine to make you look dull and have tired skin overall. Hence, it’s important to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, as recommended. Preferably with a slice of lemon and other fruits rich in vitamins and minerals.

3 –Moisturising

This is another golden rule for avoiding tired looking skin in the morning. Hydration not only refers to drinking enough water, it also includes keeping your skin hydrated by applying adequate amounts of moisturiser, especially before going to sleep. This is because our skin reaches its highest temperature during the night which means that its ability to lose and absorb moisture doubles. Hence, using a hydrating moisturiser day and night can help fight the effects of dehydration on your skin.

Remember to apply a moisturiser at least three minutes after washing your face and use a good sunscreen to protect against sun damage. Tinted moisturisers with SPF protection are also a good option for the day time, as they absorb easily into the skin, protect you from harmful UV rays and ensure that your skin looks brighter and younger.

4 – Exfoliation

Build-up of dead skin and pores clogged with dirt and other impurities can make your skin look dull and tired. A sure way to revive and brighten dull and tired looking skin is by exfoliating at least twice a week. Regardless of your age, it’s always better to use a gentle scrub which can exfoliate dead skin cells and brighten your skin without causing unnecessary redness or inflammation due to harmful polyethylene beads. You can also try using natural scrubs such as grounded coffee or orange peel powder to keep your skin fresh and moisturised. Remember the goal is to get rid of dead skin cells and remove dirt/other impurities which are clogging your pores without drying out your skin. Other benefits of using a gentle natural scrub are that it can make you feel refreshed and awake.

5–Ice Baths/Treatment

This tip is for those days when not even your regular beauty routine can save your skin from looking tired and sallow. It is also not the easiest thing to do, especially in the morning. However, this tried and tested tip can instantly brighten up your skin by stimulating blood flow and tightening your pores.

There are two ways you can use ice to ensure brighter and smoother skin:

  1. Rub an ice cube over your face prior to applying a good moisturiser.
  2. Take an icy cold bath for instant results.

ice baths

The 5 proven ways mentioned above will not only help you combat tired and dull skin, but will also ensure that your skin looks younger and brighter. These tips can also protect your skin from signs of damage and ageing, especially if you remember to include natural skin care products into your regular beauty regimen.



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  1. Clair
    July 27, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I am trying to maintain a skincare routine and really noticing a difference!

  2. Stephanie
    July 24, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Great tips, I am trying to look after my skin more, and I am seeing a big improvement

  3. Deborah Nicholas
    July 23, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I love these tips but will skip the ice bath and stick with exfoliating lol

  4. July 22, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Thanks for all these tips. It is always hard to have a nice skin especially when we don’t have enough sleep.

  5. July 21, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I have started exfoliating my skin and it feels amazing just after, hoping I will start looking more radiant soon!

  6. Newcastle Family Life
    July 20, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    My skin is so dull and tired lately so these are great tips x

  7. tots2travel
    July 20, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Sleep makes a huge difference to me.

  8. Kara
    July 20, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    My skin is in desperate need of exfoliation. I ran out of mine and haven’t replaced it yet

  9. Laura Dove
    July 20, 2017 / 10:56 am

    My skin is sooooo tired right now. A combination of lack of sleep and not enough water. I need to drink more!

  10. Lauren Porter
    July 20, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Fab tips – drinking lots of water certainly makes a difference, I can really tell when I haven’t drank enough! x

  11. July 19, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Great tips to care for a tired skin. Exfoliating keeps my skin glowing.

  12. Helen Jacob-Lloyd
    July 19, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I find that exfoliating makes such a difference when my skin is feeling tired – it’s just finding the time to do it!

  13. Talya Stone
    July 19, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Yes to all of this although I have never tried an ice bath but have heard great things about them now I just need to pluck up the courage to try having one!

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