It may come as no surprise that stress and anxiety are key causes of sleep deprivation. As we find ourselves in a new lockdown, it’s easy to forget the impact of such circumstances on both our physical and mental health.
As new research by the Economic and Social Research Council shows that even prior to the advent of the pandemic, one in eight Britons sleep less than six hours a night, it’s no wonder that sapped energy levels make themselves visible on your skin.
While nothing quite beats a solid 8 hours sleep, paying attention to your skincare will help give your complexion a radiance boost. Founder of pioneering organic skin and body care brand, Green People, Charlotte Vøhtz shares her five favourite products for preventing signs of tiredness showing on your face.
Buff away tired complexions
The number one give-away of tired skin is lack of a healthy glow. The easiest way to combat this is to get rid of excess dead cells that cause the skin to look dull. Regular exfoliation will help to increase cell turnover, leaving your skin with a brighter, more even tone. Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator – £16.00 (50ml) offers highly effective, natural exfoliating power for instance radiance. Ultra-fine particles of Bamboo and Bentonite clay buff away dead, dull and dry skin, Shea butter nourishes and Hibiscus firms.
Brighten skin and boost radiance
An in-salon facial may not be on the cards for a while, but with the help of a few hardworking natural ingredients, you can enjoy all the benefits of a luxury treatment. Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore – £21.00 (50ml) gives skin a nourishing boost, helping to combat the dull appearance and dry skin that comes from exhaustion. Made with 91% certified organic ingredients, this hero cream harnesses the power of Wakame, an antioxidant rich seaweed, which stimulates collagen formation to firm your skin, and flavonoid-rich Everlasting Flower to fight free-radicals. Green Marine Macro Algae delivers intense hydration to deeper skin tissues, ensuring your complexion is plumped and nourished. Use as a twice weekly treatment, or whenever your skin needs an extra boost.
Refresh tired eyes
Bags, dark circles and dry skin are all tell-tale signs of sleep deprivation, which is why an eye serum should be a key part of your beauty regime. Green People Firming Eye Serum – £16.00 (10ml) contains Chicory, a powerful natural ingredient that firms skin and helps to reduce puffiness. It increases long-term collage production by over 15% to promote smoother, firmer skin and over 90% of women confirmed an immediate tightening effect after use.
Fake a healthy glow
Summer wasn’t quite what we expected this year, but thanks to Green People Gradual Tan Moisturiser – £17.50 (50ml), you can fake your way to a healthy glow and hide the signs of exhaustion. This award-winning self-tan moisturiser can be used daily to build up a natural sun-kissed glow on the face and neck. Rich in prebiotics and antioxidants, it uses Dihydroxyacetone derived from sugars which work with amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to form an even brown colour. Made with 89% certified organic ingredients, it’s suitable for the most sensitive and acne-prone skin types.
An instant pick-me-up
Prepping for a late-afternoon Zoom call after a long day of work? Give skin an instant moisture boost with Green People Toning Hydrating Mist – £17.00 (100ml). Made with 97% certified organic ingredients, this alcohol-free skin tonic cools and delivers a dose of hydration to the skin; perfect for when lack of sleep leaves the complexion dull and dry. Nutrient-rich Aloe Vera naturally soothes and hydrates while Marshmallow calms redness and helps to maintain moisture levels. The delicate scent of rose and orange blossom adds an added sense of calm and serenity to the experience.
Green People products are available from www.greenpeople.co.uk, independent health stores, Ocado and selected Waitrose, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and Revital.