How to Fake a Full Night’s Beauty Sleep and Get Glowing Skin

If you want flawless skin but have trouble fitting a full eight hours of sleep into your busy schedule, skin-care can help you fake it ’til you make it.

Let’s face it: Even though most medical professionals recommend eight hours of sleep a night, there are few people who are able to make that happen. Life is busy, and often the first thing we let go of is a full night’s sleep. When you miss out on even just two or three hours a night, your skin suffers, and it shows. Skin-care can help solve the problems your sleepless nights can cause, such as dark circles under your eyes, dullness and uneven texture. From regimens to brighten your skin to ultra-hydrating ones, here are the best skin-care products and habits to help if you don’t know how to look well rested and refreshed.

Hydrate your skin for a well-rested look

Tiredness is more evident when your skin is dehydrated. This means it won’t be as plump as it usually is, and your pores could produce more sebum in response to the dehydration, making your skin oilier. Drinking more water can help, but the best way to get flawless, glowing skin is topically, with skin products. The best solution is a skin-care routine for bright skin that will treat dehydrated skin and which should definitely include hyaluronic acid, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care line. All three Daily Liquid Care products deliver a boost of skin hydration, thanks to hyaluronic acid and aloe water.

Hydration for oily skin:

Choose L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Day & Night Moisturizer for Oily Skin and apply it after cleansing and toning your skin both morning and night. Wait at least a minute for the moisturizer to absorb before applying any other skin-care products to get that well-rested, glowing skin.

Hydration for normal skin:

Try L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Day & Night Moisturizer for Normal Skin - our best night cream that will bring the bounce back to your skin.

Hydration for very dry skin:

L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Balm will help soothe your skin if you’re prone to flakiness and sensitivity. Apply it in the morning and evening after your cleanser, and layer a moisturizing mask overtop if you want even more skin hydration while you sleep.

Glow with refreshed, even-looking skin

The majority of cell turnover on your face happens while you sleep, so if you limit how much sleep you get, chances are you’ll get a buildup of dead cells. And that buildup can leave you with uneven skin. The best skin-brightening treatments to help minimize uneven skin tone have a blend of soothing ingredients to limit redness and acids that gently slough away the buildup of dead cells. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer for mature skin is formulated with Imperial Peony to help give skin that’s showing signs of aging its rosiness back and LHA to exfoliate away any buildup and stimulate further cell renewal, which will result in refreshed, glowing skin. Add it to your morning and evening skin-care routine, after your cleanser and serum, and massage it over your face using a circular motion. You’ll be left with a brighter skin: smoother, younger-looking and flawless—as if you had slept for a full eight hours.

Brighten your skin with the right habits

Nothing says well rested like bright, glowing skin—and when you’re not well rested, your face might look a little dull. As with uneven skin tone, this dullness if often caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, and when you don’t get enough rest, your cells don’t turn over as efficiently. Skin-brightening treatments rich in ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin C and retinol can help you get rid of those dead cells and leave you with a lit-from-within, bright skin. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal line of products has all three of those ingredients, and making them a part of your skin-care regimen can help you fake a good night’s sleep.


Start withL’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Face Cleanser & Toner, formulated with gentle micro pearls and glycolic acid. It will get rid of dead cells and other impurities to improve texture and brighten your skin.


If you still feel like there’s buildup on your skin, try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Peel Pads. Like a mini at-home facial, the higher concentration of glycolic acid will peel away any dead skin left behind after cleansing and help resurface your face with glowing skin.


Moisturizing, especially after using acids on your skin, is a super-important step in your skin-care routine when you’re trying to achieve a brighter complexion. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer, with vitamin C and Pro-Retinol, will help hydrate your skin, and the SPF will keep it protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays.


For more intense skin hydration overnight, use L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Night Moisturizer. Again, the glycolic acid will help resurface skin, while the brightening infusion with both vitamin C and pro-retinol means you’ll wake up to younger-looking, glowing skin.

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