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How to Look like You Weren't Just Crying ...

By Holly

If you've been hiding in the bathroom crying over something silly, but you need to leave soon to interact with other people, there are a few things you can do to prevent embarrassment. If you don't want others to know that you were upset, putting on a smile isn't enough. The redness or puffiness of your face might give away what you've been trying to hide. That's why you should follow these tips to hide the fact that you were just crying:

1 Wash Your Face with Cold Water to Reduce Redness

Wash Your Face with Cold Water to Reduce Redness Since you probably don't want to splash water on your entire face to ruin your makeup, you can wet a washcloth and dab it on your face. That should reduce any redness on your cheeks and eyes. It should also feel soothing, which means it'll help you calm down. Make sure you take deep breaths while you're washing off, so that your voice and facial expression don't end up giving you away.

2 Use Eyedrops to Get Rid of Redness

Use Eyedrops to Get Rid of Redness After you cry, your eyes won't only look puffy--they'll also look bloodshot. Of course, a few drops will make that redness go away. So make sure you carry eyedrops with you wherever you go, just in case of a crying emergency.

3 Use an Ice Cube to Get Rid of Puffiness

Use an Ice Cube to Get Rid of Puffiness If you're in your own home, you can run to the freezer to grab some ice cubes. Placing them against your face will do the same thing that cold water does. It'll get rid of redness and puffiness.

4 Reapply Your Makeup to Get Rid of Smudges
If your mascara ended up running from all of your tears, make sure you fix any smudges. Once you're finished cleaning up your face, you should reapply the makeup you had on earlier, so that no one notices a change in your appearance. It might also help to apply some extra concealer to cover up the redness of your face.

5 Take an Advil to Reduce Swelling

Take an Advil to Reduce Swelling You don't want to pop pills whenever you get a little upset. However, Advil will reduce the swelling of your face. So if you have multiple symptoms, like an upset stomach and a headache, then the pill will help you in more ways than one.

6 Wear Sunglasses to Hide Your Eyes
Others will question you if you wear sunglasses indoors. However, if you're going to be outside, you can put on sunglasses or even a floppy hat. It'll help shield your eyes from nosy strangers.

7 Put a Teabag over Your Eyes to Reduce the Puffiness

Put a Teabag over Your Eyes to Reduce the Puffiness If you have enough time to place a teabag over your eyes, it'll get rid of the puffiness. Of course, with enough time, your symptoms will go away on their own. So if you don't have any of these materials present, you can just wait it out. Soon, you'll look brand new again.

Crying is nothing to be ashamed of, so if someone realizes that you're upset, it isn't the end of the world. Of course, if you're in a situation where you don't want anyone to know that you've been shedding tears, you should follow these little pieces of advice. Do you have any other tips for hiding the evidence that you were just crying?

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