Six overnight secrets that will have you waking up feeling—and looking—beautiful
Falling into bed is a much-loved comfort after a hard day’s work. But when your mind can’t switch off and you toss and turn all night, you can wake up feeling a little run down. Making a few small changes to your nightly routine can help you get a good night's beauty sleep and can repair your body, skin and mind, keeping you feeling—and looking—great all day long.
Continue reading for our top tips on how to make the most out of catching those zzz's…
1. Wear a sleep mask
grinvaldsIt may seem like a bougee step to add to your nightly routine, but wearing a sleep mask helps block out unwanted light and improves overall sleep quality. Sleeping in complete darkness also increases your melatonin levels and sends you to sleep much quicker. Similar to a weighted blanket, sleep masks are also scientifically backed to prove how the power of touch can make you feel more relaxed as ‘deep touch pressure’ is thought to release serotonin, a chemical that helps regulate sleep. If you're worried about skin irritation, be sure to select a silk sleep mask, which is breathable and can actually help hold in moisture, leaving your eyes refreshed come morning.
2. Apply a moisturizer at night
Think of your nightly routine as a chance to let your skin repair itself from the harsh elements it faces each day. So why not give it a little boost by using a moisturizing repair cream to keep that hydration all night long? And we're not just talking about your face. Nourishing your body will help keep your skin healthy throughout the drier months and glowing on those warmer days.
3. Put on a face serum at night
Adding a serum to your nightly routine gives your skin the chance to absorb every last drop of goodness offered. With concentrated, antioxidant-fighting ingredients like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, your nightly serum will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, prevent collagen loss, and and leave your skin glowing.
4. Have a relaxing cup of tea before bed
brightonmikeSipping a herbal tea (which is, of course, caffeine-free!) is a great way to to unwind and relax after a long day—and not just because it makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Nutritious teas are packed with antioxidants and revitalizing botanicals to help you get a restful sleep, and can provide multiple benefits to promote a healthy complexion and age-defying glow.
5. Don't forget the eye serum
An eye serum is ideal to wear overnight as it gives skin time to absorb and really benefit from its deeply hydrating ingredients. Look for antioxidant powerhouses like cranberry oil to help with brighter eyes and to reduce the look of dark circle and puffiness.
6. Create a peaceful environment
Cut down on sleepless nights by creating a relaxing environment that will make drifting off easy. And yes, that means putting your phone down at a reasonable hour. Try having a bath or using a diffuser to fill the room with a blend of essential oils (we suggest lavender!) for a natural sleep aid. Scheduling in downtime and less screen time is key getting that much needed shut eye and beauty sleep.