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How to Fake a Good Night’s Sleep

May 31, 2020

Don't Leave The House Looking Exhausted

We’ve all had those mornings—you’re standing there looking in the mirror thinking to yourself “There is no way I’m leaving the house looking like this.” The puffiness in the cheeks, the dark circles under your eyes. Maybe it was the brunch cocktails that lasted all day, or maybe it was the screaming baby in the other room, or maybe your bed was too cold, and then too hot, and then too cold. But you know you have to do it—you have to face the world. Your head may want to curl up and hide under the covers all day, but that’s not an option. What about the big meeting with Gloria in management? The opera tickets. Date night. First Date night. 

But what if there is a way to fake a good night’s sleep?

After all, just because your body feels less than stellar doesn’t mean your face has to look it.  Here’s a few ways to rid yourself of the “I don’t want to be in public” blues.

  • Hydration

  • It’s a proven fact—most of us don’t drink enough water. Which means we are dehydrated. And when we’re dehydrated, we retain water, which leads to that stubborn puffiness around your cheeks and eyes and chin and jowls. Drink plenty of water during the day, stay away from salty foods at night, and keep a full glass next to your bed. Your body and face will thank you for it.

  • Spoons 

  • That’s right, spoons. When your eyes aren’t looking their best, you’re most likely battling inflammation from lack of sleep, or maybe one too many Sunday-Scaries margaritas. Cold compresses have been used to treat facial inflammation dating back to ancient Egypt—and we all know when it comes to beauty, Cleopatra knew what she was doing. So, before you go to sleep, pop a couple spoons in the freezer. In the morning, sweep them underneath and around your eyes for five minutes. Then, eat your cereal with them.

  • Chamomile  

  • That's right, this herbal powerhouse is not only a calming elixir for your soul (ok, that might just be my opinion) but the tea bags, once steeped and cooled, can be used as a soothing compress to take down some inflammation.

  • Product 

  • You drank your water. You put spoons and/ or teabags on your eyes. You ate your cereal. Now it’s time to apply a product designed to get you out of bed and out of the door with confidence. Cucumber extract has long been linked to a healthy skincare regimen and that’s why Theoderma has developed our Peptide Plumping Eye Cream with Cucumber. Eliminate that puffiness, rejuvenate your skin, lessen those dark circles. And next time, just get some more sleep!


    Savy Guthrie has been a PA working in dermatology for 17 years and has worked in medicine for 20 years overall.  She has treated tens of thousands of patients, helping them achieve healthy, beautiful skin. 

    Savy Guthrie is a dermatology PA with 17 years of patient care experience and is the founder of Theoderma Skin Care.

    Savy with her dog

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