Tired of waking up looking as though you got trampled on? Well, you still need to look after your body even while getting your shuteye at night; they don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing, after all. Adopt these night-time habits to make the most of your slumber.
Silk and satin are known for their smooth textures. Smooth textures tend to go easier on your hair, effectively avoiding tangles and breakage. The plus side? The silky soft material will help prevent creasing and wrinkling on your skin!
Change Your Pillowcases
Our hair and faces make contact with our pillows a lot. So it goes without saying that our pillowcases need to be changed often. You should not only change your pillowcases twice a week, but also flip your pillows over every few days to ensure that you’re not resting your lovely skin on top of bacteria nests for eight hours a night.
Prep Right for Rejuvenation
You should always fully remove all traces of makeup to prevent nasty eye gunk and breakouts. Pampering and de-stressing yourself before bed will also help relax your body for a rejuvenating night of sleep.
We’ve mentioned that using a moisturiser with built-in sunscreen during the day is good practice. But it is also just as important to use a night-specific moisturiser. Your nightly beauty creams and serums are built to work better during your skin’s repair cycle, which is, surprise surprise, at night!
Wear Your Hair Up
A loose bun is a good idea to keep hair out of your face, but don’t knot it too tightly, as it can cause breakage at the hairline. A silk or satin scarf also works to prevent your locks from looking like a bird’s nest in the morning.
Sleep On Your Back
Repeated pressure on the skin causes creasing, and that can eventually lead to what looks like premature wrinkling. Sleep on your back to nip wrinkles in the bud before they even start to form. And if you have a tendency to wake up with puffy eyes (of the non-crying related variety), experts suggest using an extra pillow to avoid gathering fluids around your eyes.