How to Look Less Tired: At-Home Tips

by Linda Robison

Who wouldn't want to look less tired and more vibrant?

Are you noticing signs of fatigue and age on your face, despite feeling energetic? Well, this guide provides quick tips to get brighter eyes, glowing smoother face and neck and looking more youthful! 

Get tips on how to look less tired.

Why we look tired with age

Aging is inevitable, but we can control its impact on our appearance. Adjusting your makeup techniques and skincare routine can lessen signs of fatigue and make you look younger.

If you have not changed your skincare or makeup routine in years, it might be time to reconsider. Your skin's needs change over time; acknowledging these changes is vital.

Ask yourself:

  • Is your skin drier or thinner
  • Has your skin tone changed
  • Have your eyebrows disappeared
  • Do your eyes look tired or puffy

You'd be surprised how something as simple as disappearing eyebrows or dull, dry skin can age your face and make you look older and tired.

So with that in mind, here are some beauty and lifestyle tips that'll help transform your appearance and make you feel more youthful.

How can I make my tired skin look better?

Tips to Improve Tired Skin

As your skin ages, its texture and appearance change, making you appear fatigued. Consider the following tips for dealing with mature skin:

1. Hydrate

Nothing makes you look more tired, then dull dry skin! One product you need to invest in is a good hydrating moisturizer.

Studies show that regularly using moisturizers with beneficial ingredients can keep your skin elastic, prevent dryness, and reduce signs of aging.

In an article published in the journal of Pharmaceuticals (Basel), authors suggests that a 1% Cannabidiol (CBD)solution not only helps keep the skin hydrated but help fight aging.

If your face is extra dry, consider also using a good face oil to help make your skin more plump and dewy, and well-rested.

Another option is to try slugging. This is especially helpful for those who've tried at home peels or started using retinols. 

Learn More CBD Antioxidant Crème.

2. Stimulate and Massage:

After applying your moisturizer and serum, give your skin a quick massage to help products penetrate better and increase circulation and blood flow.

Skin loves to be stimulated, and you’ll see a difference within minutes after a quick massage. There are several ways to do a face massage.

  1. Using the palm of your hands, try the Circle-Up-Rub massage each time you apply your moisturizer or vitamin C serum.
  2. Or try a device like a Gua Sha tool or a Jade massage stone.
  3. If you have issues with your fingers/hands, like arthritis, consider trying a Kansa Wand. This requires very little pressure and is easy on sore hands and fingers.

Before and After:

There is a 10 yr. difference in the before and after picture below. Using a CBD cream along with facial exercise/massage has helped make my skin smoother and more hydrated.

3. Brighten, Smooth and Tone:

Consider adding vitamin C serums for a more energized appearance. Vitamin C visibly brightens your skin, helps reduce brown spots and discoloration, and helps build collagen. 

Learn more about the benefits and how to use vitamin C creams and see my before and after pictures.

Look More Energized with Makeup

Makeup Tricks to Look Less Tired

The right makeup techniques can enhance your features and make you appear more energized. Here are some practical tips:

1. Under-Eye Puffiness:

This has been an issue for me for many years. Bags under the eyes will always make you look tired, no matter how old you are!

I suggest trying an eye-tightening serum for combating puffy eyes. These specialized serums are formulated to target puffiness, often caused by factors like lack of sleep, allergies, or fluid retention.

Many are packed with potent ingredients that help reduce swelling and firms the delicate skin around the eyes.

Gently apply the serum using your ring finger, tapping it along the orbital bone. The cooling sensation it offers feels good too. I use a puffy eye serum formulated for mature, dry skin. But, it's always best to experiment to find one that works for your needs.

2. Eyeliner:

Adding a little liner to the top (and/or bottom) lids can make your eyes stand-out more and help make you look more well rested. 

And, if you choose the right liner, you can even make the whites of the eyes look brighter too. Here's a video how to use eyeliner to make your eyes look whiter.

3. Eyebrows:

Ladies, this is so important! 

Darkening and filling in your eyebrows can create a significant difference in your appearance, making you seem less tired.

For many women over 50, the eyebrows are not as thick or dark as they used to be. But because this age-related change happens so slowly, many don’t even notice it until they apply an eyebrow pencil and see what a difference fuller brows can make.

4. Face Color:

A touch of blush or bronzer can add color to your complexion, making you look less fatigued and more balanced.

Self tanner (depending on your skin tone) works wonders to help you look less tired and evens out your skin tone too.

A light dusting of bronzing powder on your forehead, crease of upper eyelids and under your chin warms up your face – especially in the winter.

Finally, regardless of what type of foundation you use, a little hydration helps give older, dry skin a nice dewy (not shiny) glow.

5. Makeup Primer:

Consider using a makeup primer to create a perfect, hydrated canvas before you apply your foundation. A good makeup primer can do the following:

  • smooth fine lines and protect skin
  • add antioxidants and vitamins 
  • can be worn alone to just soften and hydrate bare skin
  • can add a velvet like finish to your face

Watch this video on how a makeup primer works.

Lifestyle Changes for a Rested Look

Check Out Your Lifestyle Routine

And finally, don’t forget your lifestyle habits! Dr. Eugene D. Elliott emphasizes that you can try to slow down your skin’s aging process by controlling the factors that affect your skin. Diet is a huge factor in skin aging. 

For example: Studies show that a diet high in refined carbohydrates destroys collagen and elasticity, resulting in wrinkle formation.

Another bad habit you may need to break is smoking, since this can cause those dark circles to show up. And, of course, you also need to manage your stress levels by getting enough sleep. 

Rest is essential in your body’s renewal and repair process, so well-rested individuals definitely look and feel more refreshed. Overall, with healthy lifestyle habits, you can improve your appearance and your health.

If you want to look less tired, then you have to take a holistic approach. Try to improve your skincare routine, use the right makeup products and techniques, and avoid bad lifestyle habits.

All these combined will help you not only look energized, but feel it too!

 What colors makes you look less tired?

Did you know that wearing the wrong colors can actually make you look tired? It’s important to choose colors that flatter your natural skin tone and provide a healthy glow.

What to know what colors work best for your skin tone? Click here for a free color analysis quiz to find out.

Look Less Tired: FAQ's

Q: Why do my eyes look dull?

A: It could be that your eye color is fading with age. There are a few tips you can try to perk up your eye color and make them look brighter too. Click here to read about eye beauty tips that can help.

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