Feeling good, but looking tired?

Feeling good, but looking tired?

So you’re getting the recommended 8+ hours of sleep every night and you feel great, alert and the furthest thing from tired. So why do you look the exact opposite, as if you haven’t had a wink of sleep in days? Believe it or not, there are so many factors that can be the cause of your tired appearance. Some of these remedies are a quick fix while others require more attention and even money. Here are your options:

Water is the key to life
Feeling good, but looking tired?
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It’s true. Think about it; water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. A lack of water will not only lead to dehydration but may be the reason you do not look as awake as you feel.

Drink plenty of water every day. And yes water, not sugary drinks that can actually do more to dehydrate your body. Many doctors recommend drinking eight 8-ounces glasses of water a day. If you start and end your day with a glass of water each, you’re bound to see a great improvement in your complexion.

Focus on your diet and take supplements
Feeling good, but looking tired?

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Sometimes those bag under your eyes don’t need home remedies, just a home-cooked meal. Stay away from artificial sweeteners, excess sugar, fried and salty foods, refined carbs, and alcohol. Instead, try any or all of these superfoods that will work wonders for your complexion and make you look a lot more awake:

  • Green tea
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Kiwi
  • Brazil nuts
  • Dandelion greens

Iron deficiency will not only make you feel tired all the time but can take quite a toll on your appearance. Even if you don’t actually qualify as being iron “deficient”, chances are your body will love it if you focus on adding a little more iron into your diet. Iron supplements are a quick remedy for this issue that you can add to the daily multivitamin you should already be taking.

Cosmetic Procedures
Feeling good, but looking tired?

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Unfortunately, some signs of tiredness in your face cannot easily be fixed by following the above home remedies. If you do not see an improvement in your appearance after trying to adjust your diet and drinking more water, there may be an underlying cause for your symptoms. Bags under the eyes or lines around the eye area can be hereditary or a cause of aging and sun exposure.

Fortunately, these unwanted features do not have to be a permanent part of your appearance. Various cosmetic procedures focus directly on the signs of aging that can be responsible for the tired look on your face each and every day.

Botox
Botox is perfect for fighting all kinds of wrinkles, the number one indicator of a tired look. This injectable goes straight into the muscle, causing it to firm, making those wrinkles disappear.

Juvederm
Juvederm is an injectable substance that works to replace the skin’s volume that naturally deteriorates over time, filling areas of the face with collagen and elastin for a more youthful and less tired look.

Blepharoplasty
Otherwise known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty tightens the loose or sagging skin of the upper eyelids or the bags under the eyes that results in a more awake appearance.

It is important to give a cosmetic procedure the same amount of serious consideration that one would give a surgical procedure. If you feel that a cosmetic procedure is the right fix for your tired appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Blaine today at either our Huntington or Staten Island office.

It’s time to get back your awake and youthful appearance!

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

-Samuel Ullman