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We’ve all been there… You go out and stay up way too late the night before work, school, or another important social obligation. While a good night’s sleep is one of the most important factors in looking and feeling your best, it is not always possible. We’ve compiled some important secrets to make you seem well rested and exuberant even when you’re not.
When we were younger, our moms always told us how important it was to take our makeup off and wash our face before going to bed every night, regardless of how tired we were. Makeup, excess oil, and other pollutants can cause breakouts and irritation if left on overnight and there’s nothing worse than waking up the morning after a night out with mascara and eyeliner smudged under your eyes. Washing your face might seem annoying or tedious in the moment, but your future self will thank you for it! If you’re feeling extra lazy, makeup wipes are a great one-step process to get all your makeup off and you don’t have to rinse your face after.
Concealer works miracles to cover up dark circles and puffiness (often a side effect of a fun night out). Picking out a shade that’s slightly lighter than your skin will help brighten your face and make you appear more awake.
Building off of our previous tip, highlighting the inner corners of your eye (the part closest to your nose) will open them up. Applying some highlight to your face brings back the radiance your skin may be lacking. This is our favorite one for everyday brightness.
We know, this seems to be the supposed solution for every ailment from weight loss to acne, but being well-hydrated works miracles for your body. A night out often means the consumption of adult beverages which have diuretic effects. Try to drink water throughout the night or when you get home and be extra mindful of getting at least 8 glasses the day after (it might also help you get rid of that potential headache).