How to look less tired?

<p>Title sums it up.... any tips? :)</p>

<p>I'm a girl, btw. I only use light make up, so concealer is out of the question.</p>

<p>I figured if there was a high school demographic that was most chronically exhausted, it had to be the CC community (although not sure how many of you spend time concealing your sleep deprivation...)</p>

<p>sleep or acting really hyper or concealer or plastic surgery (facelift)...your choice</p>

<p>i personally just use concealer...check out Dermablend and Amazing Concealer...they work wonders. Dermabland moreso.</p>

<p>Concealer. Find one that blends well.</p>

<p>Or sleeping more, but that's not likely. </p>

<p>So concealer.</p>

<p>If you have a microsleep, usually you wake up a few seconds after you slept pretty refreshed (at least, enough to understand the rest of the class). However, you risk sleeping through the whole class.</p>

<p>green tea.</p>

<p>Strange how women don't take the same pride as men in looking tired. Looking tired should be a symbol of status during your educational years.</p>

<p>Of course, it's going to look completely idiotic once you start to actually work, but that's another thing.</p>

<p>Take a nap after school. That way, you can get more sleep in. Exercise too, because that helps lighten your face. Eat right, blah blah. I know this seems like a typical answer, but it works.
Also, if you pretend you are not tired, it will help.
I usually don't care if I'm tired, just because it looks like I work a lot(which I do).</p>

<p>I have insomnia so I often look tired. Things like Dr. Pepper, black tea, green tea, and anything with a crazy amount of sugar seem to help.</p>

<p>And if you still look tired, just run really cold water on your hands, dry them, and slap both your cheeks simultaneously about a dozen or so times. (I am totally serious. Not only does it wake you up, but it also gives your face some color. No blush needed!)</p>

<p>I wear no makeup whatsoever, and by doing the above things no one even realizes that I've been living off of 2-4 hours of sleep for the past week.</p>

<p>Of course, naps always help if you can fit them in. Unfortunately, this often doesn't work when you have chronic insomnia.</p>

<p>5-Hour Energy is the most wondrous substance on Earth. Sure, it tastes horrible, but the boost it gives you after about 30 minutes is <em>amazing</em>. Definitely worth $3.85.</p>

<p>Sleep more? Seriously, lack of sleep is bad for you. You're not only going to look bad, not getting enough sleep is linked to all sorts of bad stuff like being overweight and depression.</p>

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Sleep more? Seriously, lack of sleep is bad for you. You're not only going to look bad, not getting enough sleep is linked to all sorts of bad stuff like being overweight and depression.

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I second this suggestion. Looking less tired isn't going to be any benefit; Being less tired is far better.</p>

<p>Wash my face with cold water, concealer, super caffeinated green tea. Done.</p>

<p>Wear</a> this, yo.</p>

<p>You'll never look tired.</p>

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<p>On a more serious note, you should be sleeping more. Like [url=<a href="http://www.23rdsc.com/garfield.jpg%5Dthis:%5B/url"&gt;http://www.23rdsc.com/garfield.jpg]this:[/url&lt;/a&gt;]&lt;/p>

<p>I'd consider a bit of under eye concealer light make-up. I never leave for school without it :P</p>

<p>You can try white eyeliner on your water line, too- it does definitely brighten up your expression. If you wear eyeshadow, apply a shimmery white to your inner lid and tear duct.</p>

<p>And of course, there's always more sleep, but who has the time? :P</p>

<p>Better sleep habits might help, but I wouldn't know, being up 6 hours before school starts and all</p>

<p>Easiest option:</p>

<p>Drink yerba mate. It is a tea from Argentina and it is delicious enough that I drink it in spite of it containing caffeine. It has about as much caffeine as black tea or half a cup of coffee, but it also contains theobromine(caffeine-like substance found in cacao), and theophylline. It is the only drink to contain caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline all together. This cocktail of xanthines will keep you alert by stimulating your heart and acting as a vasodilator, while allowing your smooth muscle tissue to stay relaxed. It affect the nervous system less than caffeine by itself.</p>

<p>Harder (but possibly better for you) option:</p>

<p>Listen to binaural beats with theta waves sometime in the middle of each day for about half an hour, which acts kind of like a power nap and reduces your sleep needs, and will help you internalize what you learn more effectively.</p>

<p>Hardest (but most reliable) option:</p>

<p>Learn to meditate well, which also produces theta waves, but perhaps more reliably than binaural beats. </p>

<p>Also here are some other random things you could throw into the mix:</p>

<p>Stay hydrated: Most people are at least a little dehydrated, and there are many similarities between symptoms of dehydration and sleep deprivation. This is a sustainable method.</p>

<p>Cold showers: Makes you more alert and makes you feel better and consequently it would be easier to look awake. The feeling better has to do with norepinephrine and beta-endorphin, which are mostly regulated from the blue spot (locus ceruleus). Another effect is that your skin will look better and healthier, which people will associate with looking well-rested. This is because hot water dries the skin more than cold water, and I think it might also have something to do with circulation. Start with a cool shower and then gradually go colder day to day. Your body will get accustomed to it.</p>

<p>Multivitamins and Omega-3 fish oil</p>

<p>Exercise regularly</p>

<p>I can't think of anything else right now (I have a cold), but let me know what you think of what I've suggested so far. :)</p>

<p>On a side note, anyone else notice how limited the dictionary on the CC spell checker is; every time I start using big words, I start seeing red lines everywhere just like in Google Docs.</p>

<p>Wear a good concealer + foundation! Also, if I've found that putting light/ shimmery eyeshadow/ liners (like white) on the inner corners of my eyes makes me look more awake.. ? hahaha</p>

<p>And go buy that new album from The Roots "Undun"</p>

<p>face masks :D</p>

<p>I usually wear my dark circles and bags like battle scars...but concealer is actually helpful.</p>