Sleeping Beauty might not have fallen asleep willfully, but it definitely did wonders for her skin! Talk about good multi-tasking. While you sleep, your skin is working hard to repair and restore youthful-looking skin. The beauty benefits of getting enough rest include fewer wrinkles, a glowing complexion, brighter, less puffy eyes, healthier, fuller hair, and happier appearance. So, work on dewy, radiant skin while catching up on some much needed Zzz’s by adopting these essential nighttime habits. Yes, #iwokeuplikethis!
Wash Your Face
The importance of washing your face can’t be stressed enough. As tempting as it might be to fall into your comfy bed at the end of a long night, DON’T. Your body is in repair mode, fighting to restore and rejuvenate your skin. Cleanse and rid your face of any built-up oil, bacteria, and caked-on makeup to maximize anti-aging and prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
Once you’ve stripped your face of all the impurities that can age your skin, add the good stuff! Support the healing process your body goes through at night to repair the day’s damage by using the right skincare products to achieve vibrant, youthful-looking skin. If you want a fresh, dewy look in the morning, use an anti-aging night cream that helps smooth wrinkles. Never skip your nightly beauty cream or serum as these products work better during the repair cycle of the skin.
Prevent pillow face
If you sleep faced down against the pillow, this can cause ‘sleep wrinkles’ as a result of the skin being pushed and pulled against the pillow, which can damage skin-smoothing collagen over time. However, the solution to preventing a pillow face is quite simple. Sleep on your back to prevent the formation of wrinkles. However, if you are a chronic side or face-down sleeper, invest in a silk pillowcase. The material prevents creasing and therefore wrinkles. As an added bonus, you won’t wake up with a bird’s nest on top of your head, as silk helps avoid tangles and breakage.
Invest in a humidifier
Your skin naturally loses moisture while you sleep. Prevent your skin from drying out by turning on a humidifier when the air is dry. The added moisture in the air is even more helpful during the winter when your skin tends to be much drier.
Wear your hair up
Keep your hair out of your face while you sleep to prevent its natural oils from wreaking havoc on your complexion. However, avoid pulling it into a super-tight bun as this will cause hair breakage. Try using a silk scarf to wrap your hair for an easy updo.
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