How to keep yourself looking refreshed, even when you’re tired


No matter how hard we try, sometimes all that lack of sleep can sneak up on us. Before we know it, we are left trying to keep ourselves looking refreshed, even when we’re tired. The world can’t know our true lack of sleep. That’s a secret we have to guard until we can catch up on some much-needed shut-eye.

Splash cold water

Feeling tired can make our skin look a lot less fresh than we’d like. So what are we supposed to do to get it back to looking ready to tackle the day? Thankfully, there is a quick fix that can help keep you looking fresh. All you need to do is splash your face with cold water, and you’re good to go. The cold will help constrict any blood vessels in your face which, in turn, will give you a smoother looking complexion.

Conceal the truth

Concealer might be about to become your new best friend if you’re feeling tired. One of the biggest giveaways that we didn’t get enough time under the duvet is black bags around our eyes. Concealer is here to take away any darkness without the worry of having to apply a full face of makeup. Using a shade slightly darker than your natural skin color is said to offset any blue in your under eye circles.

Think bright lipstick

You might not feel like putting on an entire palette of makeup when you’re tired – and if we’re honest, we’re not sure we’re ever prepared for the task. However, a layer of lipstick could be all you need to keep yourself looking refreshed. It’s said that choosing a bold color will draw people’s attention away from your tired eyes and to the rest of your face.

Use eye drops

Keeping eye drops in your purse is one of the many ways you can battle the tired look, no matter what time of day it is. Just because you missed a few hours of sleep doesn’t mean it has to look as though you have, does it? All you need to do is drop a couple of the eye drops into each of your peepers, and you could soon be blinking away that bleary-eyed look.

Keep blushing

Being tired can make our skin look washed out. If you want to hide your – lack of – sleep schedule from the world, then it might be time to grab some blush. A touch of rosiness to each of your cheeks will help give life back to your face, in addition to help keep you looking refreshed all day long. A touch of blush can also distract people from the purple of any dark circles on the rest of your face.

Blind the haters

Yup, that’s right; it’s time to talk highlighters. What better way to look blinding and refreshed that investing in a top-notch highlighter? All you need is a little light to catch your face, and you could soon illuminate the room, even though your a few hours down on sleep. All you need to do is add a touch under your brow bone, to your cheekbones, on the inner corners of your eyes, and to the middle your lips to make an impact.

Just because you missed a few hours sleep doesn’t mean the whole world has to know. In fact, with these ways to keep yourself looking refreshed, no one will ever know your tired again. Plenty more late nights in store then?!