5 Tips for Improving Your Beauty Sleep

5 Tips for Improving Your Beauty SleepBeauty sleep isn’t just a cliché expression used by glossy magazines. While you’re sleeping, your skin is repairing itself by producing new collagen, and it also becomes more receptive to certain active ingredients of skincare products. In addition, getting a good night’s sleep helps to prevent under eye bags and dark circles, dull complexion etc. Here are a few tips for improving your beauty sleep and looking your best in the morning.

Invest in an Air Humidifier

Your skin needs moisture to remain fresh, supple and radiant. Even if you apply moisturizer or some other overnight skincare product before going to bed, it may be not enough to keep your skin hydrated while you’re sleeping because you aren’t hydrating it from the inside by drinking water. Running an air humidifier in the bedroom will make the air less dry, and, therefore, contribute to skin hydration because your skin can absorb moisture from the air (and, conversely, lose moisture when the air is too dry).

To improve the quality of your beauty sleep, you can buy an essential oil diffuser that doubles as an air humidifier. It will release the aroma of a calming essential oil (for example, lavender) to promote deep and healthy sleep, and simultaneously maintain an optimum level of relative humidity in your bedroom.

Check this out: How to Pick the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

Buy a Silk Pillowcase

Ideally, you should sleep on your back to keep your face from pressing into your pillow (which can lead to premature wrinkles). But we realize that it’s hard to control; even if you fall asleep on your back, you may turn to your side or stomach during the night. To minimize the impact of you pillow on your skin, buy a silk or satin pillowcase. It produces less friction and, therefore, is very gentle to the skin. And it’s good for your hair, too; sleeping on a silk pillowcase prevents hear breakage and reduces frizz.

Check this out: How to Sleep Better

Develop a Nighttime Skincare Routine and Stick to It

Your nighttime skincare routine is just as important as your morning regimen. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but there are a few absolutely necessary steps: remove your makeup, wash your face to get rid of makeup residue and other impurities, apply toner, and follow up with a night cream or overnight mask. At the very least, you must remove makeup. For this purpose, always have makeup remover wipes on you, so you can cleanse your face anytime, anywhere.

Check this out: 4 Steps of an Effective Nighttime Skincare Routine

Don’t Sleep With Your Hair Loose

There are two reasons why you should wear your hair up while sleeping. First, your hair accumulates oil and dirt during the day. While you sleep, it comes in contact with your skin, which could lead to breakouts. Braiding your hair or making a loose bun will keep it off your face during the night. Second, it will also prevent hair breakage and frizz. You can even try wrapping your hair in a silk scarf to keep it tangle free and easier to manage in the morning.

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Eat Healthy (At Least a Couple of Hours Before Bed)

Ideally, you should eat healthy all the time, but we won’t demand it from you. However, to get a good night’s sleep and look well-rested in the morning, you should abstain from caffeine-containing drinks, alcohol and salty snacks at least a couple of hours before going to bed. Caffeine, alcohol and salt reduce the overall quality of sleep and make your body retain moisture, causing your face to swell and your eyes to get puffy.

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