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5 Skin-Saving Products for the Sleep-Deprived

It’s only been a few days since the time change, but is anyone else still feeling like their circadian rhythms are all messed up? The clocks may have only moved forward an hour, but to many of us that precious extra hour of sleep does a lot of heavy lifting, and the effects of losing it can range from drowsiness during the day to trouble getting to sleep at night. It’s almost like a mild case of jet lag, but without the fun of a trip.

If this sounds like you, you’re more than likely wearing those signs of slumber-deprivation on your face, too. In fact, a study out of the Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Sweden, found that the faces of sleep deprived individuals were perceived to have dark circles, red and swollen eyes, a dull complexion, and more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines. In short, your skin probably feels like you do—ready for a giant nap. To recalibrate your sleep, try heading to bed 15-20 minutes earlier than usual to catch up on rest. In the meantime, these skincare products can help you camouflage your exhaustion.


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