Normally I go a day without sleeping and the inevitable insults masked as genuine interest in your wellbeing come flooding in. “Are you sick?” “You look tired.” “Are you sad?” “What’s wrong?” But I haven’t slept since Tuesday (it’s Monday now) and nobody’s noticed! “Do I look weird? I feel like I look crazy.” I said to a friend who I knew would tell the truth. “No, you look tan. Did you go to the beach?” NOPE.
Something happened last week that made me extremely paranoid. I’m not gonna go into detail because I’ll probably cry. (It’s not like I’m in danger or anything, I’m just super dramatic) Normally I’d just take something to knock me out but I’ve been too paranoid to even do that. [Side note: Don’t do drugs. Not sleeping for days will make you feel just as loopy. Save your money.] Last night I finally fell asleep but woke up in a panic after maybe 20 minutes. It’s a miracle I don’t look like a zombie. Actually it kind of makes sense, I’ve had so much more time to make myself look good!
First of all, water. “Water?! I haven’t slept in days and this bitch is telling me to drink WATER?!” That’s you, I’m assuming. (I’m gonna throw a bunch of products at you in a second, just you wait.) I just have to talk about water though! I know you’ve heard it a million times, but staying hydrated really is the best thing you can donor your skin and you really want your skin to be on your side in situations like these. It’s like that fake friend that’s always first in line to throw you under the bus. Did you sleep in your makeup? Your skin’s gonna let everyone know tomorrow. Did you stay awake for a week? Keep reading.
Now, I’m no scientist, but I do know that vitamin C is AMAZING for your skin. It protects your skin from UV damage and has antioxidants that help fight skin cancer. Also it helps with collagen production and dry skin so it’s great at preventing wrinkles. Since I’ve been using vitamin C I’ve noticed my pores look smaller and my acne scars have almost disappeared. Most important, (after the cancer) it makes you skin super bright and glowy and healthy looking.
Ole Henriksen is one of my favorite skincare brands. I use the eye cream and the moisturizer from the truth line. On the Sephora website the Total Truth Brightening Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Eye Creme (can beauty companies limit their product names to like 4 words? Total Truth Eye Cream would’ve been fine) is described as “an antiaging eye cream with sun protection, vitamin C, and omega-3 that delivers all day hydration, visibly firms, and reduces the look of dark circles.” And it’s true!! My undereyes are hydrated and I don’t have dark circles! Plus it looks good under makeup.
The moisturizer, Truth Advanced Moisturizing Creme (Much better!), makes your skin look dewy and youthful and like you get 8 hours of sleep every night! Sephora says its “a brightening, antiaging moisturizer with vitamin C and peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines, visibly firm and deliver all-day hydration.” I think this is more for nighttime so it’s not great under makeup. They have another one that’s more for day time with SPF that would probably look good under makeup (I haven’t tried so don’t take my word for it) but if your not putting on makeup, this one is perfect. [Side note: I realized while writing this that OH changed their packaging and I don’t know how to feel.]