4 ways to wake up tired-looking skin

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In some offices, everyone goes to the vending machine around 3 P.M. At Allure, there's a collective spritzing of facial mists. If that's your kind of pick-me-up, then you know we do it because of something called skin fatigue, a term I just made up that means my skin looks totally different and a little beat after a long day. Here's how we reclaim the dewiness we had around 8 A.M.

Reach for something rich. Patting a thick cream over your cheeks is like going for a hike-it makes you look glow-y and a little flushed-and it only takes two seconds. I like using Embryolisse or Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, but basic hand cream works really well, too.

Reapply sunscreen.It's a trick I learned from dermatologist Ellen Marmur, and her skin is flawless. She adds a tinted moisturizer with SPF on top of her makeup throughout the day, especially before she runs out for coffee or lunch. In addition to the obvious sun protection, this refreshes foundation so it actually looks better through the day, instead of just wearing off. I like Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Compact.

Fish a lip balm out of the bottom of your bag.Allure's senior digital editor, Lauren Caruso, always blots her forehead and then dots lip balm on her cheekbones "so I look semi-awake at 3 P.M.," she says.

Mist yourself.Facial mists make you dewy quickly, albeit temporarily. The best ones also smell crazy good. Like I said, there are lots floating around the office, but two faves are Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist and Fresh Rose Floral Toner.

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