Having several hours of sleep doesn’t always guarantee that you’ll look energized or more awake. While it certainly helps, you should know that a number of other factors can lead to tired-looking eyes despite hours of slumber. These include prolonged exposure to bright light/glare, being stressed, allergies, and extended screen time.

Look Fresh and Energized: How to Wake Up Tired Eyes

The good news is there are lots of tips and tricks that can help make your eyes look more awake. These include;

1. Splash eyes warm and cold water

When you need some help in waking up in the morning, splash your closed eyes with warm water. Do this for about 10 times then switch to cold water. This helps promote healthy circulation by bringing back the blood flow back to your face. Repeat the steps for about 4 times to help you look more alert and refreshed.

2. Submerge your face in the water

This is a more intense variation of the aforementioned technique. Submerge your face in the water for about 30 seconds (or until you can’t hold your breath anymore) at least three times. Doing so can help your eyes look more refreshed by reducing the appearance of saggy skin. It can also de-puff your tired eyes and tighten your facial skin. 

3. Use a humidifier at night

Your skin naturally loses moisture while you sleep, which is important in keeping the skin around your eyes smooth. Applying moisturizer or eye cream before dozing off can help and so does using a humidifier at night. It can make the air less dry, which can help keep your skin soft and vibrant. 

4. Lubricate your eyes

If you wake up with dry and irritated eyes, lubricating eye drops can rehydrate them. They add extra moisture to reduce dryness, which can then make your eyes look a little less tired. Eye drops or artificial tears can also provide relief if you have dry eyes caused by too much time staring at digital devices.

5. Aim for at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep

Beauty sleep is not a myth. Your skin regenerates while you sleep, giving your body a break from environmental stressors, including pollution and sun damage. This only makes it important to get quality sleep for at least 7 hours at night. Keeping your room dark, cool, and quiet can help you fall and stay asleep. Here are other 7 ways to get beauty sleep

6. Maintain an anti-aging eye routine

The delicate and thin skin around your eyes makes it more prone to damage and premature. Give it a little more TLC by using an anti-aging eye cream/serum with peptides, retinol, or hyaluronic acid. One good recommendation is Dr. Sylvia’s Elastifirm Eye Restore with Peptides and Arnica

Here the key benefits of this product: 

  • Reduces inflammation and under eye puffiness
  • Helps improve fine lines and brighten dark skin
  • Retains moisture in the skin
  • Contains peptides that help strengthen skin layers that regulate collagen formation

7. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing your eyes

Many of us rub our eyes first thing in the morning. The habit seems therapeutic, with the benefit of providing gentle pressure that can help you wake up. The sad part is doing this frequently can damage the delicate skin around your eyes. Too much rubbing can cause the tiny blood vessels to break, resulting in discoloration and bloodshot eyes. This can also make your dark circles darker.

Other risks of constant eye rubbing include: 

  • Eye infection
  • Damage to cornea
  • Dryness and irritation
  • Weakens skin, making it more prone to damage and wrinkles
  • Aggravates pre-existing eye conditions (like myopia or glaucoma)

Make your eyes look more awake with the tips mentioned above. You can also browse through our website for more skin care tips and product recommendations. For nonsurgical eye rejuvenation treatments like Botox, fillers, or PLASMAGE® , contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor