When you wake up in the morning and wonder who in the world the person is who is staring back at you from the mirror, it is time to start re-evaluating your beauty routines. You could turn to all sorts of products and make-up to give you the look you want in the morning, but you might not have the time or energy to put that much effort into your morning routines. Therefore, the best solution is to take some steps the evening before that will help you wake up looking your best.
You don't have to do your hair every morning, as long as you take care of it before you go to bed. One age-old trick is to sleep on a satin pillowcase, which reduces the snags that leave your hair looking crazy in the morning. Even if your sheets aren't satin, you can buy a separate satin pillowcase to use for this purpose. In addition, do something with your hair so it looks manageable and pretty when you wake up. If you have completed a blow-dry, put it in a high ponytail with a loose hairtie, such as a scrunchie, to keep it from being under your head and getting messed up overnight. If you have long hair that you washed in the evening, braid it for the night so you wake up with soft waves, not a crazy hairdo that results from it going every which way as you sleep.
Your face needs to be cared for in the evening, not just in the morning when you wake up. If you have a routine that you go through every night before you go to sleep, the skin on your face will be clean and glowing when you wake up, ready for a little makeup to complete your look. After removing your makeup before bed, use a facial cleanser and scrub suited for your skin type. Massage it into your skin with your fingers to work out all of the dirt and oil that accumulated during the day. After rinsing and drying your face, apply a moisturizer for your skin type. Leaving this on your skin all night will help it soak in fully before you wake up and give you all the benefits you expect from a good moisturizer.
Although you can apply all sorts of makeup to get rid of the appearance of dark circles or bags under your eyes, there is an easier way to prevent them rather than covering them. First, as much as possible, get seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Although this won't be possible all nights, you should pay attention to your schedule to allow you to get to bed at a reasonable hour when you have to wake up early. Second, sleep with a full pillow or use more than one to elevate your head. This helps the fluid around your eyes drain rather than hanging out there and giving you ugly bags when you wake up.