Sleeping Beauty Tip 1: Hold off on the fluids before bed!
Of course we try to get our 8 glasses of water a day in, before we call it a night, but drinking a lot of water before sleeping can actually cause puffy and dark eye circles. When you sleep at night, the thin area under your eyes, retains water and fluid, which unfortunately can give you the raccoon look in the morning. It's best to stop drinking liquids at least two hours before bed time. Avoid caffeine at night at all cost, for both a good night's sleep and clear skin. A great nighttime eye cream can also aid in getting rid of dark circles and puffiness.
Sleeping Beauty Tip 2: Moisture is KEY!
Dehydration is the biggest problem our skin faces at night. Putting a hydrating moisturizing cream or a hydrating serum on your face at night is a major factor in slowing down the aging process, and keep your skin crystal clear. There are so many great choices out there, depending on age and budget range. Look for one with collagen and retinoids
(vitamins A,C,&K) to keep pores small and to minimize dark spots. Our skin attempts to restore itself while we sleep and actually absorbs serums and creams more deeply at night!
|Lancome' Genefique Night Serum -very highly rated!|
Sleeping Beauty Tip 3: NEVER sleep in makeup!
Sleeping in makeup is the number one cause of breakouts in women. As tempting as it is to crash after coming home from a long day at work, or a long night of partying-it is detrimental to your skin to sleep in makeup. Your skin is fighting against the chemicals in makeup at night, which ends up in stretched, and clogged pores and oily skin. Sleeping in mascara and eyeliner can also cause your lashes to weaken and shed, as well as irritating eye infections. A great makeup remover like Pond's Cold Cream thoroughly removes all makeup, while moisturizing at the same time.
Sleeping Beauty Tip 3: Exfoliate!
Many people exfoliate in the morning, which can actually leave your skin more vulnerable to during the day. It's best to cleanse the day off by exfoliating at night, and following up with a moisturizer. A great tool for true exfoliation is the Clarisonic.It gives your face a great deep cleaning, while massaging the skin. The cool thing is that it times itself, knowing exactly how much time and attention your face needs to get thoroughly cleansed!
Sleeping Beauty Tip 4: Beauty is not just the face!
We always want to put our best face forward, but its not our only part that needs revitalization after a long day. Exfoliating and moisturizing your hands and feet at night can truly a go a long way in keeping them youthful, pretty and healthy, not to mention longevity in between mani &pedi dates. Typing, cooking, washing dishes, and roaming the city in heels all day, can take its toll, if you don't take care. I swear by Partylite's Instant Manicure, it exfoliates and scrubs away dead skin leaving the skin on your hands and feet clean and silky smooth. Following up with a great shea butter on your hands and feet has an amazing, softening affect.
Sleeping Beauty Tip 5: Take care of that smile!
In my opinion, a great smile is woman's best feature! Taking the time to floss and brush your teeth at night, will your whites pearly, and your face girlie! Nighttime flossing and brushing is absolutely the best defense against cavities, gum disease, and gingivitis, not to mention scary morning breath. Having a healthy beautiful mouth, will truly give you something to smile about! And don't forget to moisturize those lips at night too! Classic Vaseline works great.
Use these tips and you are guaranteed to be a true sleeping beauty, giving your skin the royal treatment. The coolest thing about a nightly beauty routine as that it gives you time all to yourself before bed to reflect on the day, unwind, and invest in your health and beauty!
Good night & Sleep Tight Beauties! XOXOXO -Laura Love