There are many products we can use that will work all through the night to help us wake up looking and feeling beautiful, first however, we MUST cleanse. I cannot stress this enough. Going to bed with a clean face is absolutely key in ensuring waking up blemish free. After removing all make up from our face entirely, here are some steps you can take to achieve your most luxurious sleep. You'll wake up thinking you were at a spa.
1. Moisture, moisture, moisture! Especially during the winter months, our skin is always in desperate need for moisture. And while we can drink as much water as we can, sometimes our skin just needs more. Be sure to use lotion, lip balm, apply a moisturizer, and maybe even use a face balm, that way the moisture is locked in throughout the night.
2. Hair. There are many aspects to take in account of with hair. For deep conditioning and repair, use a hair mask. Apply the mask from the middle stands of hair to tip, never near the scalp, and throw your hair into a loose bun. To prevent breakage and avoid tangles, invest in a satin or silk pillowcase. They are also good for preventing wrinkling of your skin.
3. Skin. Cleanse of course, but if you struggle with acne, look into an overnight cream. The active ingredients work all through the night to treat your skin. Also be sure to change and wash your pillow case often.
4. Feet. Use a thick moisturizing balm like vaseline on your feet and put on nice socks for a long lasting moisturizing treatment.
5. Eyes. If you have trouble with puffiness, try sleeping with two pillows under your head. The elevation helps fluid stay away from your eyes. There's also of course eye creams to invest in but a quick fix with the same results is using a cooled gel face pack mask for about 15 minutes in the morning while you do your morning routine.
1. Get 8 hours of sleep and only drink water within the hour before going to bed. There is almost no point in snacking before bed. They are just added calories and it's harder for your body to digest them while you sleep.
2. Sleep in compete darkness, studies by the National Sleep Foundation found that artificial lighting can suppress melatonin in the body, which makes falling and staying asleep difficult. That includes anything from a TV to a clock.
3. MAKE TIME FOR SLEEP. It's nearly impossible to fall asleep right away after watching tv or being busy. Make time to wind down before bed to prepare your body and mind for sleep. Light a candel with a relaxing scent, read a book, clear your mind, or take a bath beforehand. Anything that will put your busy body into a mind set of it's time for sleep.
Now of course, trying to commit to doing all of these beauty habits would be insane. It's wonderful if you can, but first just try to incorporate a few into your routine or try some on the weekend and see if you like the results you get.
Goodnight Sleeping Beauties!
xoxo, Claire, ZzZzz