If you’re anything like me, it takes about three cups of coffee before anyone can even approach me in the morning. Despite the amount of sleep I actually get, I feel like I still look so tired when I wake up. Unfortunately, as much as I love the change of seasons and the fall breeze with the dry weather, I tend to look even more drowned out and tired during this season. Here are a few of my favorite items that help turn my look from tired to fresh each morning.
The Face Wash
I have tried a few different products in this category and none have really been able to keep my skin clear and wake me up the way this one does. Clean and Clear Morning Burst
($6.99) has energizing beads that will instantly make you feel refreshed and awake. The facial cleanser also helps prevent shine throughout the day so if you suffer from oily skin like I do, it’s an even better choice. The wash comes in a few different colors and scents, but my favorite is the one that features lemongrass, for some reason that particular smell leaves you feeling truly fresh and relaxed.
Having the right lotion is an essential part of your day because this one product has the ability to give you glowing skin. My favorite daytime moisturizer is Shiseido Brightening Protective Cream
($54.50); not only does it include SPF 15, but it is formulated with vitamin C, which will help brighten skin and revitalize your face — an essential part of fall skincare.
Makeup is a necessity if you are trying to make yourself appear more refreshed, but it is even more important to make sure you are using the proper product to achieve the desired results. Using any old black eyeliner on the mornings you are looking especially tired is a risky move because it can make your eyes appear darker and more sunken in. The Almay Wake Up Eyeliner + Highlighter
($8.99) is the perfect item to achieve the look you are looking for. This dual sided pencil allows you to define your eyes while the illuminating side can help brighten your irises. On top of the shimmery color giving you a bit of refreshing, the highlighter delivers a cooling sensation during application to perk up your pupils, tricking people into thinking you got a full eight hours!
Adding these three things into your morning routine will without a doubt make you seem more refreshed and awake.