When you become a mom, your nights of restful sleep are over. It’s not only the baby years where you’re getting up at night with your little one, but also the elementary years where you’re worried about your kids and the teenage years where you’re waiting up for your kids to get home at night. And now, worries over the pandemic and social injustices may be making it harder than ever to get good sleep.
With all this loss of sleep, it doesn’t take long for your face to start showing the evidence of your lack of rest. But luckily, there are some things you can do to hide the wear and tear. To show you how this can be done, here are three tricks for moms to look like they’ve been getting great sleep.
Do An Extra Wash On Your Face
If you haven’t been able to do your complexion any favors by getting enough sleep, the next best thing you can do is to ensure that your face is bright and clean by doing any extra wash in the morning.
According to Deanna Pai, a contributor to Glamour, by cleansing your face twice after you’ve gotten little sleep the night before, you’ll serve to perk up your skin, wash away any imperfections, and really get the circulation moving. And after you’ve double washed your face, be sure you moisturize well so that your skin looks soft and supple rather than tight and tired.
Keep Your Eye Makeup Light
If you feel like your eyes are looking tired, your gut reaction might be to put on more makeup than usual in order to hide whatever it is you don’t like. However, putting on a lot of eye makeup can often have the opposite effect by making your eyes look smaller and more tired.
As opposed to doing this, W3LL PEOPLE and Mind Body Green suggest that you try to keep your eye makeup light if you’re wanting to look bright eyed and bushy tailed. By applying just a moderate amount of mascara and eyeliner, you help make your eyes look bigger and more awake. For even more of this effect, you may even want to switch out your black or brown eyeliner with white in the days where you need some extra help making your eyes pop.
Break Out Your Concealer
One of the classic signs of not getting enough sleep is having dark circles under your eyes. But if you apply your concealer correctly, you can easily camouflage these bags.
To do this most effectively, Lindsey Rose Black, a contributor to Bustle.com, shares that you should apply your concealer in a triangle shape underneath your eyes. By doing this rather than just applying the makeup right beneath your eye, you can brighten up your entire face.
If you’ve been struggling to get a full night’s sleep ever since you became a mom, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you keep your appearance from reflecting this.