There’s nothing worse than waking up from your sleep and still looking tired in the morning. From red eyes to puffiness, the signs of exhaustion are anything but flattering, and thankfully there are simple steps to take to look more energized. The next time you’re not having your best morning, try these five tips to hide the fact that you’re tired.
Take A Cold Shower
To feel more awake instantly, try taking a cold shower. The colder temperature will easily energize your body, especially on those days when you’re having trouble getting up in the morning. Cold water also reduces inflammation, so it’s excellent for puffiness that may appear on your face. If you’re not into the idea of taking a cold shower, try at least splashing some cold water on your face as soon as you wake up.
Nothing says you’re tired more than dry and dull skin. It’s essential that you moisturize your face every morning to look refreshed and rejuvenated, even if you’re exhausted. After you’ve cleansed your face be sure to pack on your go-to moisturizer, serum, face oil, etc. to get your skin radiant and ready for the day ahead. I like to use the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask because it was literally made to retain moisture and has clean ingredients to make your skin look extra fresh.
While moisturizing on the outside is super important, your skin needs to be hydrated from the inside as well. Be sure to drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning to start your day off on the right foot. Dehydration is the biggest factor when it comes to looking tired. If you haven’t had enough water, your skin can look dull and more aged than it actually is. Aim for the recommended 8-12 glasses of water per day, and add some flavor with lemon or cucumbers to make it easier to drink.
Apply Eye Drops
One trick a lot of people aren’t aware of is applying eye drops in the morning to make you look less tired. If you’re not feeling well-rested, there’s a big chance that it shows specifically in your eyes. To reduce that subtle redness, put two drops into each eye, and you’ll notice a difference in a few minutes. The whiter your eyes are, they more awake and refreshed you look.
Don’t Forget Concealer
After you’ve done all of the above, be sure to apply some concealer underneath your eyes. Concealer will help brighten up the area, rather than keeping your skin looking sallow and gray. If you suffer from dark circles and/or puffiness concealer will also help hide visible signs of the two. Be sure to set it with translucent powder to keep it looking natural throughout the day and prevent creasing. A quick curl to your lashes and a coat of mascara help a lot too to make your eyes look more open.