You may think that you don’t have to worry about your beauty routine when you go to sleep, but the fact is that rest plays a vital role in how you look. Beauty sleep is a real thing, and it’s vital for making sure your skin, hair and nails stay healthy. If you want your hair and skin always to look good, you have to adopt healthy sleeping habits. Here are six easy ways to get prettier in your sleep.
Sleep on a Satin or Silk Pillowcase
Sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase will prevent you from waking up in the morning with a bird’s nest on top of your head. Also, the soft material will go on your skin and won’t cause wrinkles and fine lines. Since there is less friction between your face, hair and the pillowcase, you will also avoid tangles and breakage, and the material is better for the skin because it prevents creasing.
It is also important to wash your pillowcases frequently, ideally twice a week. Otherwise, you will be putting your beautiful skin on top of bacteria nests every night.
Sleep on Your Back
If you have a problem with wrinkles, or they have recently started to appear, sleeping on your side or your stomach can make things worse because you are causing repeated pressure on the skin. Due to this pressure and repeated creasing, fine lines will set in a lot easier. To avoid fine lines and wrinkles from setting in early, you should sleep on your back. Also, if you have problems with puffy eyes in the morning, sleeping on your back with an extra pillow can also help.
In order to wake up with a fresh, dewy look in the morning, it is essential to moisturize. Using an anti-aging night cream with hyaluronic acid also helps because it attracts water into the skin and smoothens wrinkles. For beautiful lips apply lip balm before sleep, and also take care of your eyelashes with a quality lash conditioner. Lastly, never skip on your nightly cream or serum. All these products will help to repair your skin better during sleep.
If you want to bring moisturizing to the next level, you could start sleeping with a humidifier on. Since you can’t drink water in your sleep, a humidifier can help you stay hydrated at night.
Avoid Salty Foods and Booze Around Bedtime
Consuming alcohol makes you dehydrated. Your body compensates by starting to collect natural fluids around the eyes, making them puffy and red. A similar thing happens when you consume too many salty foods. In order to look beautiful and healthy, it is best to avoid salty foods and alcohol as much as you can.
Wear Your Hair Up
Wearing your hair up is recommended to keep your hair out of your face, and keep its natural oils from ruining your complexion. However, the bun or ponytail mustn’t be too tight because it can cause hair breakage and result in a receded hairline.
Go to Bed with a Clean Face
You should never go to sleep with your makeup on, no matter how much you are tired. Not cleaning your face before bedtime will lead to inflammation, and breakouts.