They say sleep is a natural beauty booster, and hey they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! While we’re more likely to pay attention to our day time routines, what we do before we hit the sack is just as important. Other than getting a healthy amount of sleep, setting up a solid bed time routine can really aid in keep your skin in a healthy and glowing condition. If you really want to make the most of your nights, here’s some ways you can up the ante on your bed time beauty routine.
As indulgent as it sounds, one of the best ways to keep your skin smooth and your hair frizz-free, you should really consider investing in silk or satin. Polyester satin silk pillowcases and natural silk pillowcases provide benefits to your skin and hair through reduced friction. They can reduce the split ends in hair and pulling on your skin which would definitely see a decrease in facial wrinkles. Furthermore, silk is hypoallergenic and resistant to mould, fungus and dust mites.
We all know we lose water even as we sleep, which is why if you’re serious about keeping your skin supple, you should moisturize your body after bathing and just before you retire to bed. Moisturizing repairs any ill effects of sun, wind, sweat and weather, factors you were exposed to during the day. You can add humidity to the air by sleeping with a humidifier on. This in turn pumps dehydrated pores with extra, dewy moisture and will stop your skin drying out and flaking.
Heal Those Heels
If you’re like most people then, you don’t mind the soles of your feet nearly as well as you should! Yes, having feet like a foot model’s takes more than just genetics. Try massaging some sweet almond oil before you go to bed and then put on a pair of socks. The socks will keep the moisture locked in and the sweet almond oil will be able to deep down moisturize your feet. Prior to that, you can even give them a little scrubbing and exfoliating to really soften those toes.
On Your Back!
Sleeping on your back might take some getting used to but, if you want to avoid getting those indentations on your cheeks when you greet the morning, you should try falling asleep in this position. Sleeping on your back (using that silk pillowcases we talked about!) not only keeps your face free of lines, but it also props your head up in a certain manner that will keep fluids from pooling under your eyes, creating those horrible eye bags we all want to avoid.
And there you have it! With these four simple additions to your bed time routine, soon enough you will find yourself the proud owner of good skin, all day and night! Some of these might take some time to get used to but, these good habits will certainly help you make the most of your down time to really prep you up for the following day.