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Fake It Till You Make It Faking a Good Night's Sleep ...

By Emily

Being in college has really taught me how to fake a good night’s sleep. With constant papers, projects, and social events, I am surprised that I don’t have a coffee I.V! Don’t get me wrong though, ladies. Sleep is definitely important, so make sure you get as much sleep as you can. But when you can’t, here are some ways to fake a good night’s sleep:

1 Revive Sleepy Skin

I have been told that taking a cold shower can help you fake a good night’s sleep. Or maybe a cold slash of water on your face? The cold water constricts blood vessels, shrinks pores, and makes your skin look smoother. There are also refresh sprays that you can find at drugstores, so you can spray some refreshing cool mist on your face mid-day!

2 Face Balm

Let’s face it: when you don’t sleep, your skin condition deteriorates. Slather on a good moisturizer and the dryness will be less obvious. Some people like to do face masks in the morning because they think that it is refreshing. I personally don’t do this because I don’t have the patience for them in the morning, but you can surely give it a try!


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3 Deflate Lids

Eye cream is a must-have in my makeup bag. If you are like me and have a serious issue with puffy eyes, try stashing your eye cream in the fridge. Once again, coldness counters puffiness! If you don’t have eye cream, I’ve heard that cool tea bags or even ice cubes do the trick!

4 Tinted Moisturizer

If you need to even out your complexion, skip the foundation! It will only look cakey, and you definitely don’t want that! Plus, foundation or powder will catch on to dry skin and only emphasize it. Eek! Try a tinted moisturizer. You kill two birds with one stone!

5 Wide Awake

Eyelash curlers work wonders. When you are sleep-deprived, your eyes are obviously smaller. When you curl your lashes, you immediately look more awake! Curl them as close to the lash line for the best results.

6 Mascara!

In case you haven’t heard, mascara is the holy grail of makeup products! After curling, if you’d like, swipe some volumizing mascara on for brighter and wider eyes! If this does not do the trick for you, some concealer might help. Dab some concealer over the still-visible dark circles until they are gone. Another tip is to use white eyeliner or eyeshadow on the corner of your eyes. This completely opens them up and makes them brighter!

7 Blush

When I get enough sleep, my cheeks are always rosy. Peach cream blush is a better choice for a quick pick-me-up. It brightens skin. Also, choose a cream formula, as it usually appears more dewy! Lastly, use highlighter if you are not happy with your results. Highlighter is amazing, but it is usually my last resort, as I prefer a more natural look.

These are my go-to ways to take a good night’s sleep. Once again, ladies, try to get a full eight-hours of sleep each night! I’m not promoting not sleeping! These are just some ways to appear more awake after one of those nights! Do you use any of these tips yourself? What other ways to you use to fake a good night’s sleep?

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