Late nights, early mornings. Too much alcohol. Stressed about finals. So many factors affect our mind and our sleep. These tips to look less tired are to help you look your best even when you’re at your worst. Reducing puffiness around the eyes, dark eye circles and even the zombie walk at 5 AM. I’ve been there.. You’ve been there. Below are the tips I use to look less tired.
Water, water, water! Dehydration is one of the top contributors to looking and feeling tired. Not drinking enough water can give a dull sunken look to the skin as well as making your face look tired. Drinking two cups of water upon waking will give you the boost your body is seeking. Also, be sure to get anywhere between 8 – 12 cups of water per day keeping your body hydrated.
Take a cold shower
Depending on where you live, a cold shower might seem a bit daunting. It is going to take your breath away for a second or two. A cold shower is actually good for you in a number of different ways. Your alertness will increase and the tiredness feeling will start to fade away. It will speed up your heart rate and improve circulation. Your stress levels will decrease. The cold water also reduces inflammation and will reduce the puffiness around your eyes.
Splash your face with cold water
If you don’t feel like having a cold shower, try splashing your face will cold water. This is one of the easiest tricks to reduce puffiness and the look of being tired. Make sure the water is REALLY cold.
A common side effect from tiredness is dull dry skin. Moisturising everyday is important to keep the skin looking fresh and glowing. Especially after a night out, moisturising your face the following morning is essential. Even if you do feel like projectile vomiting, at least you won’t look like it.
If you don’t mind a night-time face mask, try the Swisse Hyaluro Natural Hydrating Face Mask. This mask will keep you face hydrated throughout the night and leave you with a natural glow come the morning.
Makeup… the last resort.
Camouflage your tiredness with makeup. If you can’t shake the panda look, makeup will work. Why? Because you can do everything and anything with makeup! That’s the beauty of it. Cover dark eye circles with concealer, add a natural glow, it’s basically real life Photoshop.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions on this, leave it below in the comments.