6 Tricks To Fake Wakefulness

Whether it’s back-to-work insomnia or just bad sleeping habits, sleep deprivation does have its effects on your appearances. If more sleep isn’t an option, just fake wakefulness by hacking your body with these six easy tricks in the morning!

Shock your system awake.

Jump into a hot shower to cleanse and open up your pores. Then before you jump of out the shower, turn the dial all the way down and that icy-cold blast will bound to shock your system into wakefulness.

Put that sparkle in your peepers.

Bloodshot eyes are a dead giveaway that you didn’t get enough of your forty winks. Have a good eye drop at hand for redness-relief and moisturisation, especially if you’ll be staring at the screen all day at work.

Keep it light.

And by ‘it’ we mean make-up. Nothing will amplify your haven’t-slept-since-the-internet-was-invented look more than a truckload of make-up.

Conceal your eyebags, add some blush for colour, line your eyes to open it up, and voila! You look instantly fresher and more alert.

Make an effort with your hair.

A great way to deflect attention away from your tired face is to draw attention to your hair instead.

Use some dry shampoo to clear out grease and tie your hair into a sleek ponytail. A low chignon or a high messy bun can also keep you looking chic and put together.


The simplest, oldest and yet most ignored trick in the book. Being well hydrated will not only make you look better, but feel better too!

Bonus Pro-Tip: Throw on some colour and remember to smile.

After all, nothing will bring down your appearance more than a frown, so throw on some bright colours to lighten the vibe (it’s just psychology) and put on your best accessory – that gorgeous polished smile!


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