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How to Fake a Great Night’s Sleep

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Tired of being tired?  It tends to go with the season.  Everyone is still catching up from the holidays and getting ready for spring.  With work, school and social lives who has time for sleep?

With a little help, you can still look your best even if you are running on less than a full night.

  1. Slow Your Joe:  While that first cup of coffee can put a little pep in your step, any more will only make you jittery.  Skip cup number two (and three) and opt for water instead.
  2. Light and Healthy Start:  Eat oatmeal or peanut butter on whole wheat toast for breakfast.  The protein will stick with you, versus the crash and burn of that high sugar breakfast bar.
  3. Get a Little:  You may not have time for a full on work out, but a little bit of exercise is easy to squeeze in and will up your energy level (and your spirits).  Walk the dog around the block or take the stairs.
  4. Skip the Powder:  Be sure to apply a hydrating moisturizer to plump up skin.  And skip the face powder which can make tired skin look dry.
  5. In the Pink:  It doesn’t take much makeup for a fresh look.  Actually, less is more here.  A great concealer and blush go a long way toward brightening up your face.  Nvey eco Organic Erase Corrective Makeup concealers go on smooth and light, and stay put.  Try Sukicolor Cheek and Lip Tint for a dual action product that packs a big punch without drying out the skin.  Sandstone is universally flattering and gives a healthy glow.
  6. Take a Breather:  Lack of sleep can cause you to feel scatter brained and stressed out.  Stop for a moment a few times throughout your day for a mini meditation.  Three deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth can truly do wonders for a tired mind.

These tips should get you through the day, but they won’t work forever.  Tonight, try to get your full 8 hours.

Image credit:  margquxV at, licensed under Creative Commons.

Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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