Why Look So Tired?

From left to right: H2O Sea Result SPF line resolution cream SPF 30, H20 Makeup remover, Garnier Skin Renewal, L'OREAL Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing, H2O Spa Hand & Nail Cream.

You know it's one of those days. When you stayed up so late the day before, and you just feel like a dead zombie walking the morning after. What are those "dark circles" under your eyes? It's puffy, dark, and it made you look like a panda. But then again, I think pandas are cute, who knows *shrug*. You might even look cute with the black eye @_@

Do you know that when you sleep less than 7-8 hrs a day, you're killing not only your brain cells, but your skin cells? I think you guys should know that by now. A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear bluer or darker around the eyes (in most cases). Not only that, it gives your skin a lack of energy to regenerate itself to fight bacterias-- creating more pimples, breakout, even lines (yikes!). So, don't do it if you don't necessarily have to. Unless you want to look like an ogre witch.

So, for those of you who want to quickly regenerate the look of your skin-- try this. It might not be a comprehensive "technique," but it sure is a quickie one. I'll walk you through some "quickie steps" for the night when you KNOW you'll be awake until 4 or 5, maybe even until 7am. Oh Gee. 
*Note: Don't kill me if it doesn't work. It works for many, you might be able to benefit when you try.
*These reviews are solely based on my opinions-- no incentives. 

1. Garnier Skin Renewal (Anti-Puff Eye Roller)
Okay, this is not MAGIC. You just can't completely erase 100% visibility of the dark circles. Also, this is not for someone whose had PUFFY, DARK circle eyes for a long long time or for the insomniacs (sorry!). Again, this is not a magical potion. It's good for temporary "effect." I noticed people on Amazon, Target, or blah blah site rated this product a 3 1/2-star or less. C'mon guys, be real. Some, maybe almost all, products out there are giving you the benefit of the doubt. It wont tell you, "Hey guys! This is for a temporary effect-- do try!" No, they all want you to believe that their product actually works. Duh. But in many cases, these products do deliver their promises. In which case, temporarily. So, here's what I do to help myself achieve this "temporary" healing from this "eraser" pen.

 When my clock starts to hit the 3am, and I'm still awake... this calls for some thing I called the "puffy roller." It only takes a couple of minutes to dab and roll, roll, roll under the eyes (the "bag" areas) in a half-circular motion. You'll feel a bit cold and tingly sensation, but that's just the "liquid" feeling. Now, leave it for the rest of the night. I'm hoping that you'll get at least SOME hours of sleep-- or at least 25 minutes or so (mini nap-like), before you go and do your thing during the day. You'll notice a reduction in the darkening of color around your eyes (puffiness). Once you wake up from your mini nap at night, wash your face and continue on... 

2. L'OREAL Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing
So that's that-- with the eyes. What about your pores? Your face needs some lovin' too. Noticed I said that sleeping late at night (less than 7 or 8 hours), or not sleep at all, can cause your skin to fail. Your face, just like your body, needs at least 6-7 hours of sleep to regenerate/rejuvenate/process: read more. I know how much you hate sleep-- aren't they a waste of time? /sarcastic/ :). When you begin to sleep lesser and lesser hours daily, your skin started to develop lines and saggy pores (also known as big eww-ie pores). When you have open pores, you'll meet a bad bacteria called Mr. Acne. Here's a tip with the green pump.

After you rolled the "puffy roller," take L'Oreal SGPM and dab it to the areas of your face that are "prone" to generating open/big pores. You don't know where? Then, find the area in your face where you notice a little more "prone" to acne. Dab at the targeted area and massage it. Let it dry and go to sleep.

3. H2O Line Resolution Sea Result SPF 30
You need your sleeping beauty hours. AT LEAST 7 HOURS! :) I saw the unimpressive rating of this product from an Ulta buyer (yea, literally just one review). I don't believe this cream even has a smell... which is weird to see "Bad smell" as one of her cons. I personally think that this cream has no fragrance. On the contrary, it is somewhat "oily" when you first put it on your face. So I suggest leaving it for a couple of minutes, or to make the process of drying faster-- stand in front of a fan, and then put your makeup on top (if you use foundation). This cream is le combo. It has both the SPF 30 needed to protect your face from sun damage, and lines correction. You don't have to be old to have lines-- stress, acne, and lack of sleep all contribute to the formation of lines on your face. I'd give this product a 4.3 star on overall effectiveness, fragrance, and ease of use.

4. H2O Dual Action Eye Makeup Remover

A powerful oil-free makeup remover that sweeps away the most tenacious eye makeup and mascara without harming delicate skin with Sea Mineral Complex
 I recommend products that are made by "sea minerals." It's not harmful to your skin like many ingredients out there. This product, I feel, is by far my most used "makeup remover" brand. It's harmless and effective in erasing all my makeup debris. You'll be amazed at one swipe of your eye, and poof! 98% of eyeliner, mascara, etc disappeared from your eye (notice do one eye at a time to notice the difference). I love using products that will not have "drying" side effects after use. So this is by far the safest and most effective remover, imo.

5. H2O Hand and Nail Cream
 You have to take care of your hands, period. Last time, I saw someone with dry, cracked, and peeling hands-- and I wondered, "What does it take for someone to have hands like that?" I don't understand why some girls don't care much about their hands. For the most part, your hands are your daily "tools" to do everything (most of the time)-- even hold hands with that special someone (if you have one or planning to have one), and think of what it'll feel like when someone saw/touched your hands! After much applications of stuff onto your face... like toners, cream, etc., and applying nail polish, etc., your finger tips will often get very dry. Don't leave it alone-- apply lotion. I recommend this because I'm a super budget shopper. A combination for both hands and nails? No way! Happy shopper. It's unscented too-- that is if you don't like fruity, strong smell after the usage of lotion. I rate this a 4.6 for overall.

Side note: Do you know? If you put more hand sanitizer than necessary, you're actually putting yourself to a more risk of more harmful bacteria to stay in your hand/palm: source. You'll also kill the good bacterias -- that's not good.

Alright. That's all for today. Stay tuned for more!
Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to add some comments!
:) Feels good to be back!


LaPetiteIchigo said...

thank you for this article, it's very usefull :)

haha, when i usually have dark circles i put cold cucumber on my eyes to refresh them, but i have my eyes on this garnier roll on for a longer time, i always thought that is for girls with age 35+, but i think i was wrong,lol :D
must give it a try, because these days i have part time job where i have to woke up around 5 am so i have darlk circles often these days :(

konayukiss said...
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konayukiss said...

yea! definitely~ you can use it too! the product's ingredients are not harsh... so any type of skin (young or old) can use it. A lot of times, products like these are geared toward older generation because they are prone to these types of conditions. Yeah, since you're already working as early as 5am, this can definitely help your dark circles fade a little. Just don't expect a miracle :) it is a quickee way to maintain temporary effect! <3 hope you get enough rest!!

Faye of Dark Circles Under Eyes said...

Good reviews. Amazing stuff you share. Thank you.

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