All women would love to be Sleeping Beauty. Who wouldn’t want to wake up after a really long nap with your hair all set, makeup still perfect, and a Prince Charming to boot. Even without the perfect man, the fact that she woke up effortlessly gorgeous makes us all envious. It seems like something that only happens in the movies. Or does it? Well, we’ve got a rude awakening for you! Some people have been waking up selfie-ready for years. And they only had to follow these tips:
#1: Wash your face before bed
Never go to bed without washing your face because it means that you’ll be allowing toxins and dirt to stay on your skin all night long. The best time to give your skin the treatment it needs is at night. This is because at night, more blood flows to the surface of your skin. And if you wash your face at night, you’re basically giving yourself a clean slate. You won’t have anything on your face (i.e. makeup) that will prevent the treatment’s absorption into your skin.
#2: Use night cream
Once all the impurities are out, your skin is ready for some moisturizing. With night cream, you ensures your skin maintains its elasticity, feels soft and supple, and reduces all those aging wrinkles that come from dried out skin. Night creams are usually richer in texture than lotions applied during the day. They provide more intensive treatment, requiring more time for complete absorption. This means that your skin will not only get enough nourishment and hydration, it will also look younger for a longer period of time.
#3: Condition your hair
Just like your skin, your hair needs a lot of moisturizing too. Dampen your hair and apply a rich conditioner before going to bed. You’ll get silky, healthy hair when you wake up. Just don’t forget to rinse it out, ok?
#4: Use eye cream
Yes, you’re already using night cream to moisturize the skin. But the skin around our eyes are more prone to dryness and needs something more than just your regular moisturizer. It’s also quick to show the fine lines caused by aging and fatigue. Not to mention, there will be times when fluids collect under the eyes which produce puffiness and dark under-eye circles. Using a moisturizing eye cream will ensure that you prevent morning puffiness, dark under-eye circles, and fine lines from showing. And it keeps the skin around your eyes tight, ensuring you retain that youthful look far longer than you thought possible.
#5: Use a lip scrub
Want soft, kissable lips just like Sleeping Beauty? Then, apply a lip scrub before getting in bed. The scrub will exfoliate the skin on your lips, taking away any flakes and roughness, and boost circulation. Applying a lip balm will moisturize your lips overnight so you can wake up to a perfect pout.
#6: Buy silk pillowcases
Silk is the best fabric for ensuring that your hair remains frizz-free while you sleep. It also lessens the amount pressure on your skin that leads to wrinkles. As an added bonus, sleeping on silk sheets indulges the little princess in all of us.
#7: Get a comfy mattress
Even if you do all our tips religiously, you’ll never wake up beautiful if you never get quality sleep at night. And your mattress has a lot to do with the quality of your sleep. If you don’t feel refreshed after a night’s sleep, keep waking up at all hours of the night, or wake up with aches and pains, you’re going to need to rethink your mattress. Now, there’s no such thing as the perfect mattress. But you definitely can find the best mattress that matches your needs. Make sure that aside from feeling comfortable, you’ll also need to get adequate support. Another important feature of a good mattress is how cool it feels while you sleep. If your body gets too hot at night, you’ll end up tossing and turning all night, trying to find a cool spot to sleep on.
These are just a few things to consider when choosing your mattress match. Once you do find it, you can be sure that you’ll be getting true beauty sleep every night.