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How To Get Radiant Skin When You Are Tired and Stressed

Daily stress, environmental pollution and insufficient sleep are some of the many things that can take a toll on our skin. When this happens, we can either sit and wait for miracles to happen or we can run to the nearest beauty counters to get our hands on these skin saviours. Ready to go face-to-face with your stressed out skin? Read on to find out more on how you can bid goodbye to bad skin days and say hello to healthy-looking skin.

#1: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream EX, $228
We’ve raved about the wonderful Compound K previously (Sulwhasoo’s experts have included it in this new radiance-boosting mask sheet). Now, Sulwhasoo has added the same powerful ingredient into this reformulated eye cream to firm up the skin around our eyes, as well as correct any signs of wrinkles around our peepers.   #2: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, $122
“I love waking up to fine lines and dull skin,” says nobody ever.  But sometimes, due to insufficient sleep, our skin looks especially tired the next morning. So it’s important to treat your skin right before heading to bed. Reach for Estee Lauder’s signature Advanced Night Repair for help. While you snooze, the serum works hard to repair the day’s damages so that you’ll wake up with fresh-looking skin. Sign us up now! #4: DrGL Toner Oil Control, $98, Escentials
When you have overactive oil glands (how to tell? Open pores are a sign), greasy skin becomes a chore to take care of. The trick is to keep your skin clean, fresh and hydrated; this will help to regulate sebum production. Reach for DrGL’s toner which boasts multivitamins that fight free radicals and minimise skin damages. Besides minimising shine and protecting the skin’s natural moisture barrier, this refreshing toner also has amino acids to keep the skin’s collagen level in check. #5: Albion Infinesse Derma Pump Lotion, $117
Together with the University Research Organisation in Japan, the experts at Albion have developed an active ingredient called OSK9. Scientific-sounding name aside, what it does is to encourage better hyaluronic acid and collagen levels in our skin, promising a radiant complexion after every use. It’s being added into this lotion to help your skin put on a tough fight against dullness. So, those who long for a brighter complexion, this is your new go-to. #6: This Works Stress Check Face Mask, $83.74, www.net-a-porter.com
We head to the spa for a massage whenever our bodies feel exhausted. So it’s only natural for us to show our skin some TLC when it becomes stressed out too. This tube of antioxidant rich wash-off mask acts like a stress-reliever for worn out complexions. With its cocktail of lavender, chamomile and peppermint extracts, you may find yourself dozing off after applying it onto your face. Just remember to wake up and wash it off 10 minutes after application.   #7: Verso Anti Pollution Mist, price unavailable, Escentials
If you’re always out and about and worried that environmental pollution can wreak havoc on your skin, what you need it to carry this travel-friendly facial mist with you. When sprayed onto the face, this antioxidant rich and hydrating formula restores your skin’s natural pH level and shields it against free radicals caused by UV rays and air pollution. As a result, the skin becomes better protected against external stressors. #8: Canvas Absolute Age Recovery Skin Renewal Refiner, $98
One of the many reasons why your skin’s been plagued by dullness could be because of the build-up of dead skin. When this happens, clogged pores, blackheads and acne outbreaks become common too. This granule-free scrub sloughs away the outermost layer of the skin to show roughness the door. At the same time, a smoother and brighter complexion is revealed. Bonus: The aromatic scent of geranium, palmarosa and chamomile transforms this scrub into a spa-like experience. #9: Auolive Night Booster, $138, www.auolive.com
To keep our skin healthy, we’ll be wise to have at least eight hours of sleep every night. But in reality, we rarely get the recommended hours of rest that we need; this is when signs of fatigue show up our faces. The solution is to reach for this Night Booster that’s packed with over 80 per cent pure concentrated Marine Collagen and Lecithin. These key ingredients toughen our skin structure and supercharge our skin’s moisture level, ensuring that a well-rested and glowing complexion greets us when we look into the mirror the next morning. #10: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule, $30
Are you a fan of blending your skincare at home? Then you’ll love Innisfree’s latest creations that include a Boosting Ampoule and five effectors. Each effector is basically a treatment ‘add-on’ that addresses a specific concern (there are wrinkle care, brightening, troubled skin, firming and pore care ones to choose from). So, depending on your skin concern of the day, simply blend the ampoule with the effectors to shoo away your woes! This story first appeared on www.herworldplus.com Like this? Check out the quick and easy products you need if you’re always busy, colour-correcting beauty products that are skin saviours and writer Sofia Kim’s favourite beauty products for combination skin.