Do you ever think about how much time you spend sleeping? The average person sleeps around eight hours a day, which can add up to practically one-third of your life!
If you're not putting all those hours to good use, by applying an overnight face mask or sleeping on skin-loving silk, you should be.
To look and feel your best you should be getting between 7-9 hours sleep each night so first and foremost you should make sure that you're getting enough sleep. Secondly, you should be utilizing each one of those hours you are sleeping and squeezing every bit of rejuvenation from your night’s sleep.
Here are some top tips to help your skin look and feel amazing, all while you sleep.
Invest in a Silk pillowcase
This is a top tip for improving your beauty sleep. Once you sleep with a silk pillowcase you will never look back. There is research supporting claims that it helps to minimize wrinkles. Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic, so it picks up less spot-causing bacteria than your usual cotton case. The fabric itself is also better at retaining moisture, meaning that if you deal with dry skin, a new case would be doing your cheeks a big favour. It also helps avoid hair breakage and damage by keeping your hair soft and frizz-free.
Give your skin hours of hydration
Nobody wants to wear a sheet mask to bed, but luckily that's not the only kind of face mask out there. Overnight face masks are very hydrating moisturisers that are meant to nourish your skin all night long. These have become quite popular so you should have no problem finding one that suits your budget and your skin type. Once you've found one that you like, use it nightly or as needed and you'll wake up with soft, moisturised skin.
Don’t forget your lips
Lips need hydration too, and the best time to wear a hydrating lip balm is overnight so that it has plenty of time to absorb without annoying you with the feeling of something heavy on your lips. Leave it on your nightstand so you will always remember to pop it on right before you turn off the lights.
Hydrate skin without night cream
We are not recommending you skip your nightly application of cream. But, should you wish to, this tip would ensure your skin is still hydrated. By sleeping with the humidifier on in your room, you add humidity to the air, which in turn pumps dehydrated pores with extra, dewy moisture.