Use your beauty sleep productively! Take advantage of the 6-8 hours of downtime you get each night by incorporating your beauty routine into your REM. Wake up to skin and hair that is recharged, rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.
For starters, undo the daytime damage on your hair with an overnight mask. Apply the mask to dry hair prior to going to bed. To prevent the product from rubbing on your face while you sleep, put your hair up in a high bun or a braid. Wash out all of the product when you wake up in the morning and bask in the results – shiny, moisturized, touchably soft hair.
Keep your skin hydrated all day and all night by using a heavy night cream that will lock in moisture. Using an overnight moisturizer will ensure that you wake up with plump, even, hydrated skin. Consistently moisturizing, both day and night is the best way to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. Note: do not use a night time cream during the day. They are typically a much thicker consistency and will not wear well under makeup.
The skin underneath your eyes is extremely thin and therefore, extremely delicate. You want to make sure that when applying an eye cream that you use a light tapping motion and do not rub or pull the skin. Tugging at your under eye will cause premature wrinkling.
Using an eye cream at night will help to reduce under eye circles and discoloration. Heavy eyes can make you look tired and age your face. A good under eye moisturizer will aid in refreshing your under eye skin, for a more awake, bright-eyed look.
Fight pesky pimples overnight by applying a spot treatment directly to the problem area. Spot treatments include active ingredients, such as Glycolic Acid that penetrate the pimple and kill irritating bacteria. Redness and swelling can be reduced by the time you wake up!
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase has numerous benefits for your hair and skin. A silk pillowcase is more gentle on your skin; prevent unwanted creases and marks left on your face by cotton pillows by swapping for silk. Silk pillowcases are also better for your hair. Your ends will be less frayed and bed-head more tame. Give it a try.