Brighten Tired Looking Skin


We all have those days where we could use a few more hours of sleep.  Feeling tired is one thing, but looking tired is the worse. Here are some helpful ways to brighten tired skin.




EXFOLIATE

A sure way to brighten tired skin and revive dull skin is to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating is essential for getting rid of dead skin cells and revealing fresh skin. Using a gentle scrub on your face and body can instantly make you feel much more awake and refreshed. Make sure you use a scrub a few times a week to keep skin looking and feeling better and brighter!


HYDRATE

If you frequently skimp on sleep, staying hydrated will be your skin’s saving grace. Dehydrated and tired skin looks dull and sallow. Start your day with a tall glass of water and stay hydrated throughout the day to aid your skin in regaining its natural moisture and glow! Have some lemon with your water for a vitamin C boost to keep skin clear.




ICE

This next tip on how to wake up tired skin isn’t the easiest thing to do when you’re sleepy, but it really helps. Take an ice cube and rub it all over your tired face. If you don’t have any ice cubes on hand, splash some cold water on your face. Cold water or ice will help stimulate blood flow and tighten your pores, making your skin appear brighter and smoother!

CHILL

A similar way to look more awake is by using chilled skin care products. Place your toner, eye cream or facial moisturizer in the fridge overnight and apply it in the morning. The chilled products will soothe tired, puffy skin and help refresh your skin. The cold temperature of the products will also stimulate blood flow and invigorate skin without using super cold water or ice.




DEPUFF

If you feel like your skin needs more help than a splash of cold water, wake up tired skin with a de-puffing product. Try using a roller ball with an eye serum that will help take the puffiness and brighten up tired-looking skin. I love both Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum and Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Awakening Face Massager to gently massage and revive your skin.

CONCEAL

Concealer is the first thing we reach for when we need to look more awake, and believe me it works. What else can camouflage dark circles and even out your skin tone like it’s nobody’s business?! Use a good quality concealer that’ll hide giveaway signs of restless nights.


MASK

If you've got some time in the morning, fake being awake with a refreshing facial mask to wake up tired skin. Using a cooling and calming cucumber and mint mask will help revitalize tired skin and give your skin back its gorgeous glow! Mash up a cucumber and strain. Next, place the mashed cucumber in a microwave-safe bowl with a little water and microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup of fresh mint and microwave again for 2 minutes. Once it’s cool to the touch, apply it all over your face and rinse off after 15 minutes.


BLUSH

Another beauty product that’ll instantly give your skin back its natural glow is to use blush. Blush will help you look more awake and give your cheeks a sexy flush of color. Don’t walk around with pale cheeks that makes your skin look tired and dull when blush will immediately add some life to your skin and revitalize its appearance.



It’s easy to wake up tired skin when you've got the right tools. Doing little things like exfoliating and hydrating can do wonders for tired skin, but we can always use help from beauty products, too. I hope you try out some of these tips to wake up tired, sleepless skin. Do you have any tips brightening up tired skin?

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