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How to Look Like You Slept When You Really Didn’t

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There are plenty of excuses for why you didn’t collect those recommended seven to eight hours of shut-eye. We know, we knowyou were having an ASAP texting convo, you promised yourself “one more” episode of Netflixthe list goes on. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds the dose of real talk we need to be reminded of: one-third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep to lead happy, healthy and vibrant lives.

While having a restless evening occasionally isn’t so bad, it’s important to prioritize proper bedtime hygiene during Sleep Awareness Monthand always. If last night was one of those when you just kept missing your date with the sandman, take these tips from dermatologists and makeup artists who share their go-to tips and products for looking well-rested and refreshed, even when they didn’t sleep a wink.

  1. 1. Anti-Aging Moisturizer or Serum
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    1. Anti-Aging Moisturizer or Serum

    SkinMedica's TNS Recovery Complex® utilizes growth factors to visibly smooth, tone and firm skin. Formulated with a Tissue Nutrient System (TNS®), this anti-aging serum targets blood vessels, reduces inflammation, encourages cell growth and casts a healthy, youthful glow on your skin. Amino acids and antioxidants prevent free radical damage and signs of premature aging.Key Ingredients: * Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®): a physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend that helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and textureKey
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  2. Neocutis HYALIS Hydrating Serum 1fl. oz.

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  3. 2. Eye Cream With Caffeine
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    2. Eye Cream With Caffeine

    Neocutis LUMIÈRE® Riche Extra Moisturizing Illuminating Eye Cream(formerly Bio-Restorative Eye Balm) is an exceptionally moisturizing salve formulated with caffeine, wild yam extract, and soothing ingredients. It revives your eye area, resulting in reduced puffiness and improved firmness. PSP growth factors accelerate cell repair, promoting collagen synthesis while shielding from environmental
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  4. 3. Eye Masks or Patches

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  5. Dermarche Labs Roloxin Lift Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask - 10 Sachets 1.2oz.

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  6. 4. Concealer With Skin Care Benefits
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    4. Concealer With Skin Care Benefits

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  7. 5. Hair Volumizer
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    5. Hair Volumizer

    Second-day-hair problems are a thing of yesterday with R+Co's BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste. A paste with a matte finish, this product acts as both a dry shampoo and styling product, in one. Absorbs excess oil, adds volume and texture for the perfect style—every day.Key Ingredients: * Volcanic Ash: naturally cleanses and balances the scalp * Coconut Oil: defines the hair and emphasizes thickness * Zeolite: aids in absorbing excess oil * Sunflower Seed Extract: protects against free radicals and repairs damage from oxidization * Argan Oil: softens and nourishes the hair, improves manageability
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Lindsay Tigar

Lindsay Tigar is a travel and lifestyle journalist who contributes to a myriad of publications—from Travel + Leisure and Vogue to Glamour and countless others. She's a digital nomad who works from every corner of the globe, scoping out the best coffee, collecting artisan crafts and testing every beauty product she can find. You can find a collection of her work at LindsayTigar.com.