by Maureen Choi
In some of the most depressing beauty findings in recent history, studies in Sweden found that sleep-deprived people were perceived as less attractive--wait for it--sadder than the same subjects well rested. Annoying, right? After all, "sleep-deprived" includes most of us, since the average woman gets only six and a half hours a night, not the eight doctors say she requires. Clearly, we all need more shut-eye--but in the meantime, we could use a little magic to help us outwit the Swedish data and fake "awake." Here, the tricks every sleepy woman should know:
If you have puffy eyes:
The cause: The female body retains water (high sodium intake can make it worse; so can being premenstrual). And when you're sleep-deprived or stressed, tissues swell and fluids pool around your eyes even more.
The 3-minute fix: Give yourself a quick morning massage with a brightening eye cream like Olay Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream ($13, at drugstores). Chill it in theRead More »from How to Never Look Tired Again (Really!)