Many of us are working 12 to 16 hours a day because, thanks to always-on technology, work is constantly at our fingertips wherever we are. And the pressure of a life spent “adulting” can often be overwhelming, which means you start to look a certain way – and that’s fatigued.
Constant stress can start taking a toll on many aspects of your life: getting a good night’s sleep, managing to eat a balanced and healthy diet, and overindulging – especially on things like alcohol and cigarettes. This can result in a number of not-so-pleasing-to-look-at effects on our faces, such as puffy eyes, early signs of ageing, dark circles around the eyes, and a dull and tired complexion.
Fortunately, there are products that have specifically been formulated to fight these stress-effects, so that your exacting life’s not written all over your face.
Here are some of our best picks:
Vichy Anti-Fatigue Hydrating Care Face+Eyes (50ml, R415)
The Vichy Anti-Fatigue Hydrating Care Face+Eyes is a 2-in-1 moisturiser for the face and eyes, and has been specifically formulated to fight signs of fatigue, especially under-eye bags and dark circles. This is the first product of its kind from the brand.
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift (R1 210)
As the product’s name implies, the Stress Positive Eye Lift has been formulated using specific ingredients that are proven to fight signs of stress. These include wild indigo seed to reduce the appearance of dark cirlces; fermented yeast to firm the skin and provide the eye area with a lifting effect; and sea water extract, which reduces the appearance of under-eye bags and puffiness.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel De-Puffer (6ml, R440)
Simply put, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel De-Puffer works to eliminate puffiness around the eyes, and also works overtime to prevent dark circles.
Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum (50ml, R325)
If you’re starting to notice the signs of ageing on your face, then Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum is the perfect product for you. Not only does it boost your skin’s moisture – it also supports collagen, specifically targets wrinkles and lifts your skin for a firmer and more ageless look.