Doctors recommend we sleep an average of eight hours at night. That’s eight whole hours of beauty sleep to revive, refresh and rejuvenate our faces, but did you know there are a few night-time beauty routines which can aid the goodness that sleep does for the skin? Read on to find out more!
1. Avoid salty foods and alcohol before sleep
Salt and alcohol only serve to dehydrate your skin, which you really don’t want happening, especially while you’re resting up, so steer clear of both before bedtime if you want to wake up with beautiful skin in the morning.
2. Be sure to remove your makeup
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This is one piece of advice all beauty professionals swear by as removing makeup before hitting the pillows help to unclog pores, allowing your skin to breathe.
Not only is a mask a great way to relax before going to sleep, it also helps to draw out any last traces of impurities before bedtime, meaning your skin is extra clean while it does its night-time rejuvenating thing!
When it comes to wrinkles, its the eyes that tend to fall victim to early signs of aging, so protect your peepers by applying an eye cream just before going to sleep. Your eyes will thank you for it in the morning.
Give this La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum a try. It helps to visibly support the “architecture” of the eye and brow area. Sea botanicals promote the natural production of elastin, helping the visible effects heighten with time.
6. Switch on the humidifier
Just as drinking plenty of water during the day is good for your skin, sleeping with a humidifier on helps to keep you hydrated while you rest. A humidifier will help to moisturise your skin, resulting in a plumper, youthful looking face by sunrise.
7. Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase will assure you not waking up with a nest of hair in the morning. It also helps to keep your hair from breaking, meaning you’ll have healthier, stronger hair in the long run.
8. Prop up your pillows
Try to sleep with your pillows propped up to reduce puffy eyes. Having your head raised slightly at night can help to increase blood circulation, meaning you won’t end up with fluid accumulating under your eyes.
9. Switch your skincare routine according to the season
Your skin requires far more moisture during the colder months, so make sure you use a deeply hydrating moisturiser during the winter. Try adding a few drops of skin oil to your night cream for intense moisture.
10. Set up a healthy bedtime routine
Get your eight hours worth each night and set yourself up in a peaceful environment to aid uninterrupted sleep. Switch off your phone, refrain from staring at screens and turn your bedroom into a relaxation suite for peaceful beauty sleep.
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