Beauty: what remedies to erase the traces of fatigue?


A little slack, you can often read it on the face. Fortunately, there are tips to reduce signs of fatigue and show a rested face. The anti-fatigue strategies of Nathalie Broussard, doctor of pharmacy.

Lack of sleep has become a real scourge, since 6 in 1 French people lack sleep. To this sleep debt is often added its poor quality, which can be caused by stress, noise pollution, but also by screens, which disrupt our synthesis of melatonin. As a result, our body experiences upheavals and, upon waking up, this can be read on our features.

Among the signs of fatigue that never deceive, swollen eyelids, a complexion that lacks transparency or blurs, marked wrinkles. If you cannot sleep 7 hours, the minimum time necessary for a good recovery, at least take care of your skin to make it fresh and luminous.

Why does the face lack radiance in the morning?

“If the complexion is dull when you wake up, it is both because the microcirculation is slowed down, but also because the desquamation (exfoliation) is disturbed”, explains Nathalie Broussard, doctor of pharmacy. Added to this is intense dehydration, which gives the impression of a blurred complexion.

To make it fresh and luminous, you can make a scrub in the morning when you wake up, but do not overdo it, because the barrier function of the skin is already impaired. Once a week, that’s the maximum. In relay, you can opt for masks, which deliver a good dose of moisturizing agents, and also bring a shot of light thanks to fruit acids and vitamins in particular. Then adopt a super moisturizing treatment, to compensate for water loss and revive radiance.

Why does fatigue cause dark circles?

It causes a slowing of the blood and lymphatic microcirculation, so that the waste is eliminated less well. Blood and fluids stagnate under the eye, causing puffiness or sometimes giving that bluish appearance. On the other hand, the skin loses its elasticity and the flexible collagen present in the dermis disappears, in favor of more rigid collagen, which gives this hollow side.

It is therefore necessary to apply an eye contour treatment capable of acting on all these factors thanks to active ingredients which revive the microcirculation, boost the production of collagen and strengthen the vessels. For make-up, prefer radiance correctors or concealers, but with light textures to avoid excess thickness. Always apply them sparingly, using a brush or simply the pulp of the little finger, by gently tapping, all along the ring, not forgetting the outer corner of the eye, often prone to redness, and the vein at the inner corner of the nose.

How to get rid of puffy eyes when you wake up?

This phenomenon can be caused by the consumption, before bedtime, of stimulants such as coffee or alcohol, which cause venous engorgement in this area, or too salty foods, which promote water retention. It can also be due to eye fatigue from screens: after hours spent in front of the computer, the eye dries up, becomes irritated and the fatty deposits compress in the orbit, giving this swollen appearance. Store your eye contour treatment in the fridge, so that its cold effect helps to deflate the eyes. If possible, choose a treatment with a fresh texture.

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Does makeup hold less well when you get up tired?

Yes, it is undoubtedly linked to the loss of water which occurs during the night. You can lose the equivalent of a glass of water, just on the face! “Hence the interest in hydrating yourself well before bedtime and avoiding sleeping in an overheated room”, recalls Nathalie Broussard.

When you wake up, hydrate yourself and apply a make-up base which allows better adhesion of the pigments to the surface of the skin. Finally, choose your foundation carefully. It should be light, hydrating and resistant to the excess sebum that fatigue can cause. No need to apply it everywhere, target it only on the areas that need it. Apply it preferably with a brush or a blender, so that it fuses with the skin. Avoid powder, which can freeze features and accentuate signs of fatigue.

Can imperfections appear?

“Yes, they are linked to inflammation and oxidation”, explains Nathalie Broussard. Oxidative stress can lead to oxidation of sebum, which then becomes inflammatory. To avoid this phenomenon, use and abuse antioxidant care. And cleanse your skin well in the evening before bedtime. It cannot be remembered enough, even if you go to bed very late, you have to remove your makeup. In the morning, cleanse your face again, then apply a moisturizer with a light texture and packed with soothing active ingredients, such as glycerin.

Does fatigue make you age faster?

Part of the reason why you have the impression that your wrinkles are more pronounced and your furrows are widened, it is because the skin is dehydrated. Improve their appearance with humectants and moisturizers, otherwise the wrinkles will stay in the long run. But that’s not all. Lack of sleep increases the presence of glycated proteins, and therefore the glycation process. The sugars attach themselves to collagen and elastin, and stiffen them, thus causing premature aging which leads to sagging, wrinkles, etc.

This is why it is essential to limit the fat and sugars in the evening diet, and to avoid amplifying the phenomenon of glycation with treatments that act against this phenomenon.

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