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How to Appear Less Tired in the Morning

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Nothing is worse than getting to work in the morning and having a coworker give the well-meaning comment “you look tired”. Looking tired can make you look less professional and put-together. Next time you’ve had a rough night, try taking these steps to prevent looking tired.

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Get Enough Sleep

This may seem obvious, but getting enough sleep is a big factor in whether or not you look tired in the morning. If you don't get enough sleep…you’ll look more tired. You may not think this pertains to you, but 40% of adults don’t get the recommended amount of sleep every night. Make getting 7-9 hours of sleep a priority. This starts the night before. Avoid alcohol or caffeine for several hours before bed. It’s also a good idea to avoid screens. Create a nighttime routine that is relaxing for you. If you prioritize getting enough sleep, you’ll not only look better, you’ll perform better as well.

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Take Care of Your Skin

Your skin is what really gives you away when you’re tired. If you have big bags under your eyes, it’s a dead giveaway that you are tired. Taking care of your skin can help it look dewy and vibrant, and make you look more awake. Some skin care products that have vitamin A can help reduce bags under your eyes. Do some experimentation with different skincare products and find what works for you. To be even more refreshed, keep these products in the refrigerator so that they’re cold when you apply them.

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Drink Water

You can use all the skincare products you like, but if you’re dehydrated, your skin won’t be its best. Neither will the rest of your body. Drinking a cold glass of water first thing in the morning can help you feel more awake. It also hydrates your skin from the inside out, making you look more awake. If you’re providing your body with enough water, it is able to flush out any toxins that might be dulling your appearance as well. Studies have also shown that dehydrated skin is more prone to early wrinkles and lines. Inside and out, your body needs water to look and feel its best. Drinking water first thing in the morning is a great way to jump-start your day.

Being tired is a common complaint for most people. But no one wants to look like they’re tired. If you can, the best thing to do is get enough sleep. You won’t look tired if you aren’t tired. However, everyone has days when they don’t feel their best. Try incorporating these steps into your routine in order to look less tired.

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