We all, from time-to-time, will have been guilty of using the phrase “needing my beauty sleep” however, the thought that taking a nap could actually improve how you look, or feel about the way you look has never really been something that people may believe in.
What may surprise you is that beauty sleep is actually a thing. Research has been made into the effects of sleep on your appearance, in particular your skin and it has been found that your quality of sleep may be just as important as applying good quality face creams and serums.
So, with this in mind, what can you do to make sure that the sleep that you are getting is quality and is going to be helping you to make up in the morning feeling as beautiful as possible.
Always go to bed with clean skin
Having a good skin care routine is important and one of the key things that you should always do is to make sure that your skin is clean when you go to bed. Give yourself time to remove all your makeup and other dirt that has built up over the day using a gentle, yet effective cleanser that is going to take away everything and let your skin breathe through the night.
Try to sleep on your back
We all have a favoured sleeping position that we tend to opt for of a night. For those who are side or stomach sleepers this isn’t going to cause too much of a problem, however, if you are a stomach sleeper, then you may want to consider switching to sleeping on your back. The pressure of sleeping on your front can actually cause damage (and then wrinkles too) to your face.
Install a humidifier in your bedroom
You may only think of using a humidifier during the warmer months. However, the truth is that you are going to want to use your humidifier all year round whilst you sleep. A humidifier will add moisture back into the environment which will then find its way back into your skin whilst you sleep.
Keep your pillowcase clean
How often do you clean and change your pillowcase? If you can’t remember the last time you changed your pillowcase, then you may want to make more of an effort. Sleeping on a dirty pillow is going to end up making your skin dirty as you sleep. Which defeats the object of taking the time to cleanse and then moisturise your skin.
Apply an overnight mask a few times a week
Night creams are designed to be used on a daily basis, helping your skin to refresh and replenish itself. However, every few days you might want to give your skin a bit of an extra boost. Which means that the time has come to use an intensive overnight mask. These are designed to really absorb into your skin and help you to wake up feeling and hopefully looking your best.
As you can see, there are a few secrets to making sure that your beauty sleep, really is that. So, why not try them out for yourself and see if despite going to bed feeling like a beast, you wake up feeling just like a beauty.