Dark circles? Puffy eyes? A dull complexion? There’s no remedy quite like a good night’s sleep to ward off dark under-eye circles and prevent us from looking dog-tired. But let’s be honest: Between life’s stresses, late nights binge-watching, work deadlines, or juggling kids, getting a full eight hour of Z’s is not always a reality—and that’s where a few helpful skincare and makeup tips and tricks can come in very handy to de-puff, brighten up a lackluster complexion and pep up tired eyes.
As someone who works full-time, has an energetic two-year-old toddler and is currently five months pregnant (waking up regularly at night), it’s safe to say I’m pretty darn tired, and unfortunately, my skin is showing it. For some skin-saving advice, I tapped into board-certified dermatologist Adeline Kikam, DO, MS, FAAD and celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek to share some of their expert tips and product recommendations for looking less tired and achieving a brighter look. Keep scrolling so that no one will guess your sleep-deprived again.