In the evening skincare can be one of the last things on our minds. It’s easy to think that washing your face before bed is enough. However, we don’t think about the fact that we spend a third of our day sleeping. During this time, it is vital to make sure that our skin is cared for and protected. Here are five ways to guarantee the ultimate beauty sleep.
Stay Hydrated – Drinking a glass of water before bed can do wonders for your well-being and is part of maintaining healthy skin. This will help flush the toxins out of your body and prevent potential breakouts. Hydrated skin always looks better and healthier.
Wash Your Face – This may seem obvious but sometimes this step gets forgotten or neglected. We wear our skin 24/7 and everywhere we go. This means that all the dirt, oil, and toxins in our everyday life comes in contact with our faces. It is so important to wash this off before bed along with any makeup. Yes, wash your makeup off before bed even when you don’t feel like it. Your skin will thank you!
Moisturize – Keeping your skin and face hydrated is essential for a flawless look. Moisturizing your face before bed can prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles. This is one of the most fundamental anti-aging strategies. It can also reduce the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles one may already have. If you are still not convinced, know that dry skin can also result in acne. Avoid breakouts by keeping your skin hydrated.
Sleep on Your Back – Sleeping on your side or stomach may sound like the more comfortable option; however, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Research has shown that the constant pressure applied to the face during the night in these sleeping positions can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. That’s not the only down side. Puffiness and eye bags can also result from not sleeping on your back. Give it a go, but if you absolutely must sleep on your side or stomach, pay close attention to the next tip.
Silk Pillowcases – We spend a third of our day on our pillowcase. Think about that for a second. It is amazing how little attention we pay our pillowcase when that is the fabric our face touches the most and for the longest duration. You may have heard of sleeping on a silk pillowcase and wondered who could afford such a luxury. The truth is everyone needs one. This miracle fabric typically has a lower chemical exposure during manufacturing in comparison to other fabrics. Because of this and the nature of the fabric, silk reduces acne while fighting wrinkles. It also feels amazing so treat yourself and try these tips for the perfect beauty sleep.