11 Ways To Look Like You Got A Great Night’s Sleep (When You Haven’t)! September 3, 2015

We all are aware of the fact that a good sleep is the secret to a healthy and glowing skin. But sometimes it becomes very difficult to get that eight-hour sleep, especially when we have to beat our deadlines and the only thing that we can sacrifice at that moment is our sleep!

And then, when you look tired, your dark circles and puffy eyes telegraph your fatigue levels to the entire universe! But, we always want and strive for a glowing and radiant skin. Is there really a way to fake a good sleep and look radiant?

Worry not, ladies! Ahead, I’ve compiled the quickest ways to appear as though you got up from a solid eight hours sleep – even if you got only eight minutes of shuteye!

1. Banish Puffy Eyes:

Banish Puffy Eyes

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Before you start making your morning coffee, scoop 2 spoons of the coffee powder and place them in the freezer. Once they become cool, press the curved side of the spoons into your eye sockets and hold it for few seconds. Follow up by applying an eye brightening cream over the chilled area to rehydrate the portion.

It is the first tip to achieve a faux glow and banish those puffy eyes – and it really works!

2. Revive Your Skin:

Revive Your Skin

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Take a shower. No, I’m not kidding. It’s dead obvious.

But when you’re too tired and exhausted after that no sleep night, then you might be tempted to skip your shower. Don’t. Instead drag yourself into the bathroom so that the warm shower can wake you up. Use an exfoliating scrub on your face to brighten up your dull and pale skin, caused due to the lack of sleep.

The easiest and fastest way to refresh your complexion!

3. Seal The Moisture:

Seal The Moisture

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What is lost when we miss a good sleep? Water.

Apply a thick and occlusive moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and lock the moisture into your skin. All the dryness and wrinkles will disappear, and you’ll not have to cringe again when you hear the – “You look so dull and tired…” line! Phew…

4. Get Even:

Get Even

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If your skin still looks lifeless, mix milk with a few ice cubes, dip a soft cloth in it, wring it out and then place it on your face for 3-5 minutes. Rinse. The combination of the chilled ice cubes and the milk will help to brighten up your skin.

5. Curl Your Lashes:

Curl Your Lashes

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When you turn up your lashes, your eyes look more lively, wide and bright. Aim the curler close to your lash line, squeeze it for 10 seconds and then curl the outer lashes.

TIP: “Always travel with an eyelash curler”, make it a habit.

6. Stretch Your Eyes:

Stretch Your Eyes

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To enhance your curls, apply 2 coats of lengthening mascara. Add a little extra in the center above the eyeball for a long-looking fringe. Get longer lashes in seconds!

7. Go Light:

Go Light

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A heavy foundation and powder makes the skin dull and even more sallow (mask-like!). Instead, go for a tinted moisturizer with SPF.

8. Highlight Your Cheeks:

 Highlight Your Cheeks

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A pop of color on the cheekbones will light up your face and will take the focus away from the dark circles under your eyes.

Peach tone helps in brightening the skin. Dab some peach cream blush on the apple of your cheeks and blend it well. You can also apply some to your lips over the lip balm to get a soft hint of color.

Orange shades make eyes look more tired; try to avoid such shades!

9. Use Concealer:

Use Concealer

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Use a highlighter underneath the concealer to hide the hideous dark under eye rings. A slight blend guarantees a disguise for your dark circles!

10. Enhance Your Lips:

Enhance Your Lips

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A generous coat of bright lip gloss can grab the entire focus on your mouth instead of your droopy eyes!

11. Give Your Locks A New Life:

 Give Your Locks A New Life

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Mist your hair roots with a dry shampoo. It will absorb the greasiness and will freshen up your hair. Use a blow dryer on the roots to loosen up the powder and then you can style your hair as desired.

What tricks do you use? Share with us in the comments box below!