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5 Ways to combat the effects of stress on your face

I have over 16 years of experience as a freelance makeup artist and industry expert working in all aspects of the business, including fashion, film, television and print.

Use these beauty tips to erase the signs of premature aging and fatigue

Even though you lead a busy lifestyle, you don't want to advertise it on your face. All the stress you go through and lost hours of sleep cause you to look older than you really are.

You look in the mirror and all you see is dull, tired skin and more wrinkles. With a few makeup and styling tricks, you can easily combat the effects of even the busiest life.

1. Moisturize

The first step is to moisturize. Skin needs moisture to help heal itself. Plus, a moisturizing cream with SPF helps protect your skin all day while reducing some redness and puffiness.

2. Line your eyes

You might reach for your favorite black liner, but don't. Instead, opt for a beige liner. Use the beige under your lower lashes to help counter redness and brighten eyes. You can use white too, but it may stand out too much for some complexions. You can still use black or any other color on your top lashes.

3. Brighten and even out skin

While concealer does help, a lightweight luminizing foundation works even better. Look for foundation designed to even out skin tone and minimize pores. The luminizing aspect helps brighten skin so your face looks more awake. The lightweight formula prevents a cakey look. Garnier's BB Cream line works perfectly for this. Adding a thin layer of concealer under your eyes finishes the look.

4. Add some color

Blush can be your best friend when you look tired. Use a light rose shade with hints of gold or shimmer to give your cheeks natural-looking color. This brightens your entire face and makes you look more youthful. Avoid more orange or beige shades as these can have the opposite effect.

5. Correct and prevent

Of course, the best way to combat the harsh effects of a busy lifestyle on your face is to use a good anti-aging night cream. Garnier Ultra Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream is designed to gradually erase the unwanted effects of too much stress and too little sleep. It absorbs quickly and works overnight to help reduce wrinkles and repair your skin's natural moisture barrier.

Adenosine, rare plant extracts and lavender essential oil moisturize, soothe and energize skin so you look more refreshed. You can notice some effects after one use. Continued use equals less wrinkles and more revitalized skin.

It's far easier to correct the signs of premature aging and fatigue than it is to simply cover them up every day. Add this to your routine and you'll be amazed at the difference one little cream can make.

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between Garnier and SheKnows.

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