While you may feel tired from a long restless night, that doesn't mean you have to let this tiredness show through your face. From dark circles under the eyes to red blood shot eyes, walking around like you haven't slept for days will give others the wrong impression of you. Then you might be wondering just how to look less tired. Continue reading to learn some tricks to cover up those signs of sleepiness.

Learn Quick Tips to Look Less Tired


Liven Up Your Face

  • Splash cold water on your face as soon as you wake up. The cold water will tighten up your skin by constricting the blood vessels, giving your skin a smooth and refreshed look.

  • After you've given your face a cold wash, you'll want to apply moisturizer. When you don't get enough sleep, your skin can appear lifeless and dry. Keeping your skin moisturized will help add some life back into it as well as smoothing out any fine lines and wrinkles.

  • To help reduce the puffiness under the eyes, apply cucumber slice or use a cold spoon.

  • Combine milk and some ice in a small bowl and soak a clean washcloth in the mixture. Apply the cloth to your face for five minutes. The milk will leave your skin feeling smooth, while also moisturizing it, and the ice will freshen up the face by constricting the blood vessels.

  • Apply white eye shadow to the inner corner of the eyes. This will help you look less tired by brightening up the eyes and you face.

  • To help cover up any dark circles under the eyes, use concealer. Dark circles are an immediate sign of tiredness, so when you cover them up, you will look more awake.

  • How to look less tired has a lot to do with make your eyes appear awake, even when you're not. Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes and put on some mascara. Your eyes will look more open and more brighter.

  • You don't want your skin to look pale, so adding a little color on your cheeks can go a long way. Warm up your face by applying a pink or peach blush to the apples of your cheeks.

  • If you want to draw some attention away from your tired looking eyes, use a bold red lipstick on your lips. Be sure to moisturize your lips first because just like your skin, your lips will dry out from lack of sleep as well.

  • Freshen up your makeup throughout the day by using a facial spray. You don't want to keep reapplying your makeup and as the day wears on, you can begin to look tired again, but a quick spray of facial spray will keep your makeup looking fresh.


Facial Masks

You want to nourish you skin to help eliminate the tiredness and while the tips above are quick fixes, if you have the time, you will want to apply a face mask first. Using a hydrating mask that will help liven up and plump the skin. Around the eyes, find a special eye mask that is better suited for these delicate areas.


Cold Shower

Showering in the morning is the ideal way to fully awaken your body. While you may be tempted to hit the snooze a few more times, how to look less tired can be as simple as jumping in a cold shower. While in the shower, use an exfoliating scrub on your body and face to remove all the dirt and bacteria trapped on the skin. The exfoliator will help brighten your skin and the cold water will reduce redness and make you look more awake. Be sure to moisturize properly afterward to keep your skin hydrated and look fresh.


Drink a Glass of Cold Water and Eat Properly

While chugging a big coffee may be your first instinct to help wake yourself up in the morning, this can actually be one of the worst things to do. Drinking coffee as the first thing in the morning programs the body to think it needs the caffeine to wake up which can lead to you looking and feeling more tired when you don't consume enough coffee or none at all, even on days when you are well rested. The first thing you should do in the morning is to drink a large glass of cold water. The water will help rehydrate the body as well as your skin, allowing you to look more awake. 

Don't skip breakfast either. Eating a meal rich in fiber and lean protein will help fuel your body for the day. Try to include some dark leafy greens into your breakfast; berries, kiwi, and Brazilian nuts are also good. Not only will you nourish your body but these foods will help promote smoother-looking skin that is well hydrated. 



How to look less tired of course can be done through light stretching and exercise. You don't need to get in a full workout, although that would be more beneficial, but you may just want to get your blood circulating. Do a few jumping jacks or go for a brisk walk to help you wake up. Doing a few light stretches and exercise will keep you more alert and focused because it wakes up both the mind and body.


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