Look More Awake with Collagen
We’ve all heard it before from a well-meaning friend, family member, or colleague… “you look tired.” Though these people always mean well, none of us want to hear those three dreaded words. Often, they come when we skip makeup or coffee and would really rather no one pointed it out. From dark circles to eye bags to dull skin, we all know how it feels to look tired and it is one of the hardest things to cover up. It seems that, no matter what you do, your lack of sleep will show through. But there are a few tricks that can help you hide how tired you are so that you don’t have to hear any more insensitive comments.
More Sleep: This would, of course, be the most ideal solution for looking more awake… be more awake! Getting more sleep sounds great and, in practice, does amazing things for your skin, hair, and body. Unfortunately, practicing more sleep is difficult in our fast-paced, jam-packed lives. If you can get an extra hour of sleep each night, do it!
Makeup: If you need a quick fix, makeup is the go-to and there are some ways to make it work for you. To brighten your eyes and make them look more awake, highlight the inner-corner of your eye with a bright color such as white or champagne. The bright color will also offset your dark under-eye circles. Also use peach-tinted concealer to counter-act your dark circles and green concealer to neutralize redness that can result from lack of sleep.
Collagen: Though makeup is a quick fix, it is not a long-term solution and it easily washes off. Working from the inside is a much better solution. Beauty Tonic, a collagen supplement, can help keep your skin from becoming dull and keep your under-eye from losing their elasticity. As we age, our body naturally slows down its collagen production and you can tell by the way that you look more obviously tired at thirty than you did at fifteen. After a few months on a Beauty Tonic regimen, you should see results that keep you from looking quite as tired as you usually do when you go without sleep or makeup.