Why Beauty Sleep Is So Important
09 February 2015
Imagine waking up with prettier skin and hair every morning. Yes, that’s the dream, but it could very well happen in real life. Slumber is nature's most powerful beauty treatment. Even while you're snoozing, your body works round the clock and gives you plenty of beauty benefits. Allow us to tell you how you can sleep your way to a more beautiful you with these healthy skin care tips and hair care tips.
- Zzz for a great complexion
Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin, hence it’s very important to adopt these night time habits. Sleep time is when your body as well as facial muscles get to relax, so if you skimp on shut-eye your skin will automatically look dull, go low on the crucial collagen hormone production and metabolic activity. Therefore giving you dehydrated skin, bags and circles under your eyes. One word to get rid of all of it – sleep tight! You can also apply a homemade night cream for glowing skin.
- Zzz for shiny hair
Dry hair? Your hair will change the next morning. How? Follow this hair care tip - detangle your hair, apply a moisturizing serum and sleep on a silk pillowcase. Wake up to see the magic!
- Zzz for soft feet
You are on your feet all day, callused, bruised, tired, they go through a lot. So how do you make a difference overnight? Before you hit the bed, gently exfoliate with a foot scrub, wash your feet, smear a generous amount of foot cream, and put on your socks. That’s our expert skin care tip for you! Your feet will be petal soft the next morning.
- Zzz for luscious lips
A night time activity you can’t and shouldn’t skip is hydrating your lips. During the day, our lips tend to speak, eat, drink, and go through a lot of damage. Sleep time is when your delicate lips get rest, and that’s the perfect time to exfoliate using a gentle scrub and hydrate with a generous dose of lip balm for soft kissable lips.
- Zzz for great hands
During the day, our hands are the most used part of the body. With frequent washing, the skin on our hands become dry and parched. Sleeping time is the perfect time to undo the damage and giving your hands the TLC it needs. Always remember to slather hand cream or a rich moisturiser before you hit the bed, you’ll wake up with baby soft hands the next morning!
- Follow a pre-sleep beauty routine
Remember these beauty dos and don’ts: Never sleep with makeup on. Always wash your face before going to bed. Moisturising before hitting the bed is essential. As you age, it is important to apply heavier night creams and serums that contain hyaluronic acid. Don’t forget to dab some balm on your lips every night. Basically, hydrating products work better during the "repair cycle of the skin" and smoothen wrinkles while you sleep.
Tie up your hair in a loose plait to avoid breakage. Keep your hair out of your face while you're sleeping so the natural oils don’t brush off your face and give you breakouts. Also avoid pulling your hair into a tight hairdo, it causes breakage.
- Where to sleep
Sleeping on a silk pillow case also tends to be gentler on your facial skin and hair. Because the silky texture causes less friction between your skin, hair and pillow, which means lesser fine lines, tangles and breakage. Also, wash pillowcases regularly to avoid build-up of product and if you don’t wash frequently, at least flip the pillow.
- How to sleep
The best way to sleep is to lie on your back. When you sleep sideways, you tend to set in wrinkles on one side. If you have puffy eyes in the morning, try sleeping with an extra pillow.
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