― Do ever get told that you look tired when you are not? Here are 5 things that may be making you look tired ; ∙ Eating salty foods: Sodium can leave you puffy. The rudest awakening comes from the MSG that’s often found in Chinese food and soy sauce. Beware of sauces in general—they’re just minefields of salt. ∙ Piling on makeup: Too much foundation sinks into fine lines and masks your natural glow, making you look older. Also skip too-bright cheek color; the contrast can further [...].