Did You Know That You Look Your Oldest at 3:30pm on Wednesdays?

According to a study carried out by tanning brand, St Tropez, women look their oldest at approximately 3:30pm on Wednesdays. Ladies, THE HUMPDAY STRUGGLE IS REAL! (#thestruggleisreal).

The Humpday Blues have been redefined in this study that claims that when you "combine the highest stress levels of the week on a Wednesday with the natural mid-afternoon slump, it seems that's why women can look older than their years" (source). But you may ask, "Why only Wednesday? I'm stressed all the time! What difference does it make?" Well, if you are indeed stressed, do you consume a drink (or two..or a few bottles) during the weekend? Nichola Joss, St. Tropez's skin expert, explains that "It can take up to 72 hours for the visible effects of alcohol to show, so the effects of drinking on the weekend may not present themselves until Wednesday afternoon." So that cosmopolitan you downed 2-3 times last Saturday is showing on your face on Wednesday! 

That's not the only thing making you look older on Wednesday either. Monday night was recorded to be the night when a third (roughly 37%) of women were getting a bad night's rest, which can take up to 48 hours to show on your face. Ms. Joss said that, "For maximum anti-ageing benefits it's essential women get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night."

So in short, Humpday will have you feeling like the hunchback of Notre Dame. So what can we do if: (1) we can't help ourselves from having a couple drinks during the weekend, and (2) we can't help but stress out?!

We've put together a list of how you can prevent yourself from looking like you've aged overnight with some overnight remedies! Check out these tips and tricks to help you look AND feel younger!

1. Honey Pie Facial Mask (At Home DIY remedy)

We first found this facial recipe through a video made by a kind-of-creepy doll-like girl called VenusAngelic on Youtube. In this video, she claims that "Your skin should be smoother, cleaner, and most notably, just like porcelain." Despite the gooey consistency of this mask, it really works!! We tried it at home and couldn't believe that the creepy doll girl was right! Our marketing director has been doing it bi-monthly if not weekly and has been having amazing results. So this is how you can give yourself a top-shelf facial treatment with ingredients you may have at home! (Watch the video here for a demonstration.)


    • 5 tablespoons of organic whole wheat flour
    • 3 tablespoons of natural, organic honey (make sure there are no additives in there; the less pasteurized it is, the better)
    • Juice of 1 whole lemon (but add in increments at a time to prevent the goo from being overly wet)

    1. Mix the whole wheat flour, honey, and juice of half the lemon in a cup or bowl
    2. Add more lemon juice until you get the same consistency as toothpaste or jam
    3. Apply the mask all over your pretty face using a silicon brush or your clean and thoroughly washed hands
    4. Keep the mask on for 30 minutes or until the mask feels hard and dry
    5. Dab your face with water to loosen the dried mask slowly for easy removal
    6. Wash off the mask with warm water and a clean face cloth
    7. Repeat twice a week or weekly

2. SkinCeuticals' Retexturing Activator

This powerful replenishing serum significantly improves surface lines for visibly smoother, more radiant skin by activating your skin's natural regeneration response. "This amazing serum offers equal amounts of hydration and exfoliation. After the dehydrating heat and sun exposure from the summer season, this serum is the perfect way to get your skin back into balance. Use twice a day after cleansing the skin, or mix a few drops in with a treatment mask or your favorite moisturizer to give it a boost. A little goes a long way with this product, so use sparingly" (source).
SkinCeauticals Retexturing Activator, $73

3. Kiehl's Since 1851 'Midnight Recovery Concentrate' Elixir

We've heard a lot about Kiehl's products and this is definitely one to rave about. Just 2-3 drops of this magical elixir potion and it leaves my skin radiant from night to day. If you has a pesky pimple that you want to get rid of ASAP, spot treat the pimple with this and expect the pimple to diminish in size GREATLY! The soothing lavender smell is huge plus, because as you will see in our number 4, lavender does wonders for relaxation and giving you a good night's rest. You can get it for $46-70 at Nordstroms.

4. Lavender Epsom Salt Bath

The scent of lavender does wonders for soothing your mind and body, and aides in sleeping deeply. So when Sunday night comes around and you're already dreading the new start of the week, unwind from the weekend by taking a nice hot bath with lavender epsom salt right before bed. Add 2-4 cups of Dr Teal's Lavender Epsom Salt to your bath water, turn on some relaxing music like this one here, make yourself some iced chamomile tea, and relax to get well rested for the busy week ahead. You can get Dr Teal's Lavender Epsom Salt at your local drugstore like CVS.

5. Sunblock

If you're not wearing sunblock everyday, you've GOT TO BE CRAZY! Everyone should wear sunblock on the daily to protect your skin from all the sun's harmful rays and to prevent your skin from aging faster. SPF 30 is recommended to keep your skin looking youthful, prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations, reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness, and actually slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin (source). Add it on top of your moisturizer and you'll be good to go every day! Plus, sunblock is available in every drugstore near you, so now you have no reason to skimp out on this essential step in your everyday skincare routine.

We hope you enjoyed this post to help you prevent looking you worst every Humpday!! Now...feast your eyes on funny but relevant cat pictures to relieve your current Humpday Blues.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

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