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look tired beauty hacks

I woke up like this: 5 beauty hacks you need for when you look tired

Whether you’ve been up all night studying or out partying, a late night is a sure fire way to end up looking like a zombie.

Follow these five hacks will help you when you look tired.

1. Hydrate your skin

A long night can leave your skin looking like the surface of Mars—dull, thirsty and void of any life. It’s times like this that you’ll really feel the amazing effects of Hyaluronic Acid. HA is a powerful humectant that does a petty good job helping your skin to lock in moisture; each molecule is able to hold 1000 times its weight in water and binds it to the skin giving you intensely moisturised, plump and vibrant skin—hiding any signs of whatever it was you got up to last night.

HA can be an expensive ingredient, but Garnier has got your back with their budget-friendly Skin Active 3 in 1 Hydrating Aloe Water Jelly.

Also, make sure you drink plenty of water!

2. Treat your eyes

The one thing that is guaranteed to make you look tired is looking like a red-eye monster. The answer—stick cold spoons in your eye socket!

Cool down some metal spoons by putting them in the freezer or dip them in icy water, then place them underneath your eyes to get rid of any puffiness. The spoons act as a cold compress and help the capillaries (veins) in our eyes to relax and become less red.

You can also try using coffee—just soak a cotton pad in some coffee, fold it into a half moon shape and place it under your eye. The diuretic effect will help eliminate puffiness and tone down dark circles, leaving you with brighter smoother skin. If you’ve spent all night with your head buried in your laptop, it’ll also offer some relief for your eye strain.

3. Get some Vitamin C
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Completely blown away with this product. Superdrug's Vitamin C Booster detoxifies your skin and instantly leaves skin softer and brighter. Within just days of using this invigorating skin booster I can visibly see a massive improvement in my skins appearance. It has worked wonders on any blemishes left by spots and light scratches leaving my skin looking and feeling much younger. My skin now has a lovely radiance to it and I have been complemented on how my skin is glowing. The serum has a vibrant, fresh citrus smell too it which really awakens your senses. I tend to use this of an evening when I have removed my make up so that it can really soak into my skin. This product can be used on its own or mixed in with your regular moisturiser. I find that 3 or 4 drops is the perfect amount either way. I would 100% recommend this to anyone and for the price of just £4.99, it's definitely a great alternative to the more expensive brands. #Superdrug #VitaminCBooster #Detoxifying #Infused #SkinCare #Serum #SofterBrighterSkin #DermatalogicallyApproved #Vegan #Vegetarian #Superfruits

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A dose of Vit-C (as it’s known in inner beauty circles) will help you go from drained to dewy thanks to its powerful antioxidant with skin brightening properties. It also detoxifies your skin and helps reduce inflammation.

Good news is Superdrug have released their invigorating Vitamin C Booster which instantly brightens skin, dials up your radiance and leaves skin feeling super soft. It won’t break the bank either as it only costs a fiver, but if you’re really strapped for cash, just down some OJ instead—a lot of OJ.

4. Wear the right makeup

Opt for the dewy look and avoid using any powder products (except for maybe a tiny bit of powder on your t-zone if you need it) to lift your complexion and make your skin look juicy.

Ditch the bronzer and contour and opt for a rosy-toned liquid or cream blush instead to make you look healthy and naturally fresh.

Curling your lashes will open up the eyes and as will avoiding dark or smoky eye makeup—you didn't put cold spoons on your eyes for nothing! But if they're still looking worse for wear, a bold lip will detract from them.

5. Get a facelift

Ok, not an actual facelift—but putting your hair up into a sleek tight pony-tail will have practically the same effect!

Featured image: Hazel Olayres on Unsplash