Meeting school demands can really push you to your limit. Working on papers, studying for the exams, and your internship can leave you very few hours for rest. Thankfully, those are all temporary burdens, once paper deadlines have been met and exam week is over, you can go back to your normal routine.
However, while you are neck-deep in school requirements, the only thing you can really do is to – in the words of topnotch American fashion consultant Tim Gunn – “make it work.”
Here are eight helpful hacks on how you can look fresh and presentable as well as feel energetic after a sleepless study night:
1. Drink lots of water
Even if water is devoid of nutrients, it is a powerful health booster because it can help you feel and stay refreshed. Likewise, water aids in ridding your body of toxins that can make your skin look tired and dull.
‘Want to feel even more refreshed? Drink a full glass of water before your morning shower.
2. Spray your face with facial mist
Beauty gurus swear by facial mists in keeping their skin bright and supple. Also, facial mists are quite refreshing. If you are feeling a little sleepy, just spritz away.
It’s worth noting too that some facial mists can extend the wear of your make-up. If you need to look good for an entire day because of presentations in school, use a makeup setting spray several times throughout the day.
3. Eat a full breakfast
If you want energy that can last you a long time, you can derive it from a full breakfast. Make sure that there are carbs, proteins, and colorful vitamins and minerals in your meal. Not only will you feel nourished, you will look healthy as well.
4. Perform a light workout before heading out
Exercising will boost blood circulation and make you feel awake and alert. In addition to that, the physical activity will bring a healthy flush to your skin.
5. Use a color corrector
Get rid of dark circles under your eyes and redness around the mouth and nose using color correctors.
- Peach color corrector can brighten up the dark green hue of under-eye circles.
- Green can neutralize the redness of the sensitive areas around the mouth and nose.
6. Wear mascara
Don’t underestimate the power of “perky” lashes. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to achieve the look of bright open eyes. And, if you want to really show off the perky curve of your lashes, apply a light layer of highlighter on your lids and really brighten the inner corners of your eyes.
7. Use eye drops
If you are suffering from tired, dry, red eyes, all you need are eye drops to make your eyes feel better and to get rid of the redness.
8. Apply peppermint oil to your pulse points
Peppermint oil has this wonderful ability to awaken your senses and make you feel more alive. If you place it on your pulse points, the heat will intensify and diffuse the scent better.
There you have it, eight tips to make you look fresh and feel energetic despite a sleep-deprived night with your head buried in books. Use these hacks every time you need a reliable “pick me up” after a physically tiring spell.
Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.