Alarm goes off, stumble out of bed, slap on something vaguely resembling face cream, rush through busy day, eat, sleep, repeat. Exhausted?
Me too. My mother was right, there really doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get absolutely everything done and not feel totally drained by 6pm.
But whilst making big changes to your lifestyle might not be realistic right now – work less for more money, get a cleaner and a live-in nanny – there are far easier solutions when it comes to energising your skin.
Thanks to some miraculous beauty products you can give heavy skin a boost, awaken the senses and freshen up the occasional week-from-hell appearance.
Read on for the ultimate all-over skincare pep-up.
THE LIE-IN IN A BOTTLE
Darphin Vitalskin Anti-Fatigue Serum £50: Get your caffeine fix with this vitamin C and caffeine packed skin serum. It also contains Polynesian Noni which helps to rejuvenate the skin and sneakily add extra hours onto last night’s sleep.
THE HAND HERO
REN Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energising Hand Wash £16: Imagine washing your hands and not feel like you’ve washed them in dry sand afterwards. That’s how it feels after using this replenishing, hydrating treat and what’s more, the aroma of REN’s anti-fatigue essential oils still linger hours later.
THE BODY BOOSTER
MOA Hello Sunshine Energising Body Oil £22.50: Not only does it help to relax muscles post-workout and hydrates parched skin from top to toe, it also contains a zesty blend of essential oils like lemongrass to give your senses an instant boost if you’re feeling a bit lethargic.
THE LEG LIFTER
Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift for Legs £60: This lemony leg treat is, quite frankly, happiness in a tub. Not only does it help to de-puff after a long day and soothe aches and pains, but it also rejuvenates and energises both your skin and mind.
THE ENERGY BURST FOR YOUR FACE
Origins Energy-Boosting Moisturiser £25: For starters, this pot of super hydrating cream is oil-free so your skin won’t be left with that tell-tale been-up-all-night-trying-to-meet-deadlines greasy residue. Thanks to uplifting ingredients like ginseng and coffee bean, skin is less ‘oil slick’, more ‘refreshed glow’.
THE FOOT REVIVER
Living Sea Therapy Renew Foraged Sea Flora Foot Cream £18: Minty fresh feet are in thanks to this spearmint, lime and fennel cream that promises to soothe and uplift tired feet. Slather it on first thing in the morning for an instant zing or after a hard day to give feet a much needed shot of happiness.