We spend almost half of our lives in bed, so we might as well make the most of it! Sleep is an amazing healing process, but there are ways to make it even more productive. Here are a few tips to take your beauty sleep to the next level:
Remove your makeup. After an exhausting day, it may be tempting to hit the sheets without washing your face. Don’t give in to this temptation! Sleeping with your makeup on habitually can leave your eyelashes brittle, your pores clogged, and your skin splotchy and prematurely aged. Take a minute to wash your face, or take two and oil cleanse! This is my favorite way to remove makeup, cleanse my skin, and moisturize all in one!
Invest in a Natural Eye Cream. It’s nice to at least appear well rested, right? Here’s where dark circles and puffy eyes go to die: Acure Organic’s Eye Cream.
Silk/Satin/Sateen. Sleeping with a silk pillowcase or a silk sleep mask can keep your skin moisturized and can even reduce fine lines. I am obsessed with my cat and bear sleep masks from Etsy – I think I want the cloud shaped one next! Silk pillowcases are also great for reducing frizz and keeping your hair smooth and soft (I’ve heard silk night caps are even better…if you don’t mind looking a little silly).
Sleep with a humidifier. If you’re prone to dry skin, a humidifier can do wonders! This winter I’ve been sleeping with a humidifier on, and I’ve noticed such a difference when I wake up – much smoother, softer skin.
Drink tea before bed. We all know that a cup of tea before bed is supposed to help you sleep. Choosing the right kind of tea can also be great for your skin! Non-caffeinated teas with organic ingredients like fennel, dandelion, ginger, aniseed, etc. are great for liver health (which directly relates to your skin’s health!). My current fav is this Pukka Detox Tea.
Sleep More. Getting your “beauty sleep” is more important than you might think! Sleeping gives our bodies time to recover and repair. Without enough sleep, our bodies produce extra cortisol (the stress hormone), which can lead to inflammation and less collagen production, among other issues. What does this mean for your skin? More breakouts, more fine lines, and less of that lovely “glow.” Make time for rest and sleep – your body will thank you!
See my related post: Embracing your Bed Head
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