Everyone has that one friend with flawless skin, looking like a goddess as soon as she lifts her beautiful locks off the pillow in the morning. No eyebags, no messed up do, no pillow wrinkles. Some gals are just born lucky with their genetics playing in their favor, but some of us have to work a little bit harder and invest a little extra effort in our beauty sleep to get that #WokeUpLikeThis look and feel.
Among many lockdown-friendly beauty tips floating around, we should actually do our best to focus on sleeping better and preferably more. Consider this your basis for looking and feeling like a million bucks as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, and the core habit for making all other beauty steps more effective. We all need a few handy hacks to make the most of our downtime, and we’ve selected a few that can help you sleep better and look gorgeous when you wake up.
Make a nightly sleep appointment
One night of great sleep might feel good, but it won’t do much for your complexion or those eyebags long-term. Just like toning your body requires regular training sessions and healthy food on the table, your skin needs consistency in your sleeping patterns. Set aside seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night – mark it in your schedule.
Start getting ready for bed and allowing your mind and body to relax an hour or so beforehand, so that you can properly unwind and actually fall asleep once you’re in bed. If you keep depriving yourself of sleep, you’ll keep waking up feeling exhausted, and your complexion will reflect that. Instead, regular, consistent, quality sleep will help you wake up more beautiful and more radiant every day.
Aromatherapy for bedtime relaxation
To wake up feeling energized is even easier when you pamper yourself just a little bit with the right bedtime rituals. Relaxing fragrances have the necessary potential to set the stage for restful sleep, so you can use scented candles such as Aromaworks with natural rest-enhancing ingredients like lavender.
Other calming scents you can try out include Ylang Ylang, bergamot, patchouli, and pine, together with many others. Combine the candles with a digital detox. Ditch the phone and other screens to avoid sleep-disrupting blue light and your skin will get an even better chance to rest. Getting in the right mood before bed will help you avoid and treat insomnia, poor sleep quality, and a number of other issues that might be causing you to look and feel miserable when the alarm goes off in the morning.
Comfortable fabrics for healthy skin
Sleep and skin-friendly fabrics like cotton are precisely what your pores need to rejuvenate during the night without any added strain. Bedding by Wake in Cloud uses durable, exceptionally comfortable cotton that helps your skin make the most of your sleep, and allows you to wake up feeling revitalized.
Cotton bedding is breathable, allows natural temperature regulation, helps you stay cool during warm summer nights, and keeps you warm during winter. It also prevents unnecessary inflammation and provides a safe environment for your skin to rest every night – so go with cotton sheets and pillowcases to give your skin a break, while preventing breakouts.
Overnight masks and treatments
In the past several years, the beauty industry has evolved to a great extent, so now we no longer have just daytime and nighttime creams, but we also have overnight treatments that provide in-depth care and protection.
For example, the John Masters Organics overnight mask is a dream come true based on natural ingredients like Moroccan rose oil and pomegranate. It helps purify your pores and deeply moisturizes them to reduce and prevent wrinkles. Nourishing your skin with that extra step can help you wake up with that unbelievable rosy glow.
Prevent damage in time
What you do during the day to help your skin thrive will also play a role in how long you can retain that youthful radiance and look stunning each morning after a good night’s sleep. For starters, investing in proper sun protection and sunburn treatment will allow your skin to heal and to avoid unnecessary damage to begin with.
That way, combined with the rest of the steps you take, your skin will be much more flexible, and you won’t deplete your skin’s collagen and elasticity. You’d be surprised how many people fail to apply sun protection and their hydrating creams twice a day – in the morning and in the evening, before bed.
Sleep is your skin’s best friend. A single sleepless night on the town won’t do much damage, but if your lifestyle puts you out of sleep regularly and you find yourself feeling exhausted, your body is most likely battling tremendous amounts of inflammation and chronic stress, which doesn’t bode well for your pores. With the right approach and skincare strategy, you can maximize the impact of your beauty sleep and finally wake up looking like the goddess that you are.