9 Ways To Look & Feel More Awake Every Morning (No Coffee!)

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I’m exhausted, and many of my family and friends echo the same sentiments. Trying to stay ‘on’ 24-7 can be exhausting and dang near impossible. We are hyper-connected with technology from the time we rise until we go to sleep, ironically making disconnecting even more challenging. All of this information flow and connectivity ironically makes it tough to disengage, and to eventually, you’ll start to look and feel drained.

READ: 5 Foods That Make You Look Tired

If you are looking for some ways to reenergize, here are 9 tips to help you look and feel more awake:

  1. Drink up. No, not that kind of drink. The other one that every one of us needs: water. Our body is made up of over 55% water, which is why we need to stay hydrated. Water helps you function better, keeps your skin hydrated and is an excellent way to revitalize your body. You can even spritz your face with cool water as a way to revive your skin. If you drink water in the morning it also helps to boost your metabolism.
  1. Cold spoons can help those bags under your eyes. Take two spoons and put them in the freezer for a few minutes. Remove the spoons from the freezer and apply them over your eyes. Can you say, “Bags be gone?” Yep, it’s cold but very effective at reducing the puffiness around your eyes that can be present when you wake up.
  1. Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize. Remember how mama would always say the key to healthy looking skin was moisturizing? She was right! Applying moisturizer, light serum, or oil to your face is a great way to trick your skin into achieving a healthy glow. Throw on a bronzer and you are ready to go.
  1. Brows matter. If you are wondering why we are eyebrow obsessed, it’s with good reason. Brows define and provide shape to your face. They are an instant face lifter. If your brows are a mess…well, let’s just say they can be a huge distraction. Keep an eyebrow brush handy and keep those brows in check. When your eyebrows look good and are well groomed, they frame that beautiful face of yours. Make sure you keep them in order.