Sleep is a vital part of any beauty routine, especially hair and skin care. However, you may be missing a few key strategies that can take it up a notch and help you garner significant results. Here are changes you can make to take your beauty rest to a whole other level.
Consistency is key when it comes to your bedtime schedule. Maintain the same or similar times for waking up each morning and try to begin your bedtime routine around the same time each evening to ensure you receive adequate rest.
Set 30 minutes to an hour aside for unwinding before you wish to fall asleep. Soak in a warm bath with bubbles or stress-reducing bath salts, write in a journal, or read at the same time every evening to give your body the cue that it is time to slow down. Avoid strenuous physical exercise right before bedtime.
Make sure you give yourself time for a full night’s slumber of seven to nine hours, which can vary depending on personal needs. If you can awaken prior to hearing your alarm, your body is likely getting adequate sleep, allowing it time to properly rejuvenate and refresh.
Skin Care Routines
Give your skin a boost while you sleep by curating proper nightly skin care routines. Always clean your face before bed and make sure all traces of makeup are removed so it doesn’t clog pores and encourage fine lines. If your skin is sensitive, use a gentle product such as LaLa Daisy’s Glo Skin Beauty Gentle Makeup Remover, which can do the trick without irritation.
Detox your skin from the day with a mask that fits your particular needs. LaLa Daisy offers an array of detoxing options as well as masks that renew and hydrate. Don’t forget your eyes; dab on an eye mask or serum before bed to help you wake up with smooth, bright, and puff-free eyes.
Let your regimen keep working for you while you sleep by finishing up with an overnight skincare cream. Products such as Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Night do the heavy lifting and help rejuvenate your skin while you hang out with the sandman.
It is easy to forget about the hair factor when getting ready for bed, but your crown goes through plenty while you sleep. Protect your ends by placing clean, dry hair in a loose braid, which can minimize the friction and stress placed on the strands with nighttime movement.
Avoid going to bed with wet hair as it is weaker and has a higher risk of breaking than dry hair does. Detangle it with a brush that is specifically geared towards wet locks and let air dry, if possible.
Give your tresses a boost during your beauty rest with an overnight treatment such as Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair. You can wake up to less frizz, repaired ends, more elasticity, and overall healthier hair, with all the reparative action occurring while you sleep.
Not only can vices such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine be hard-hitting on your overall health, but they can also wreak havoc with your sleep cycle. Disruptions can result in a lack of deep sleep, which can interfere with your body’s regenerative process.
Avoid caffeinated substances, cocktails, and smoking in the evening hours leading up to bed. Minimize or eliminate your use of these vices completely for a while and keep track of the impact they have on your sleep cycles to see whether you need to tweak your habits in general.
Your pillow should not be taken for granted. Invest in a quality pillow that offers your preferred firmness and change it as soon as it no longer is comfortable to you. If you suffer allergies, look into hypo-allergenic varieties to keep you from waking up with puffy eyes and a red, sniffly nose.
Consider purchasing a silk pillowcase, which can help decrease the appearance of fine lines on the skin and tangles in the hair due to reduced friction on its smooth surface. Silk is also a natural protein fiber, which is beneficial to skin. Pillowcases made of satin are soft and silky in texture and can provide similar benefits.
Be sure to keep plenty of pillowcases in stock so you can change them often to ensure a clean sleeping environment. Pillowcases can absorb your natural oils as well as traces of makeup and hair product residue as you sleep, which can lead to clogged pores and skin aggravation.
It is common to check the phone or other mobile devices one last time before bed. However, the ambient light from such gadgets can greatly affect your circadian rhythms, leaving your body confused about whether it needs to shut down or become more alert.
Remove as much tech as you can from your bedroom as possible to eliminate alerts, lights, and interruptions throughout the night that can interfere with you REM cycles. If you must use a device, reduce the screen brightness or set it to nighttime mode.
Set the Mood
Create an environment conducive to deep sleep. This may include a soothing aromatherapy scent wafting through the room, relaxing nature sounds or calming music, or perhaps a plush bedding set that lets you sink right into dreamland.
The body responds to darkness to release melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep cycle. Consider using blackout shades in your room or utilize eye masks to stimulate production.
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