Everybody wants to look beautiful. As soon as you get up your worry starts to look your best for the rest of the day. You hustle, scramble and try doing many things while you hope that the makeup you apply does its job.
On the other hand, it turns out your body can do serious work for you while you sleep. You just have to give it a little help along the way. EHC lists out certain tasks or treatments to wake up looking refreshed and beautiful.
Remove all your makeup
The most important thing to do to wake up looking fresh is to remove all of your makeup before bedtime. That means you need to remove leftover mascara, lip color, and everything. This ensures that your pores will be clean and your eyes are free of leftover makeup.
Use two pillows
Prop your head up on an extra pillow to prevent puffiness. You can also prop up the head of your bed on 2- to 4-inch pieces of wood. This is a time when gravity helps you with lymph and blood flow so fluids won’t accumulate under your eyes and in your face.
Use hand cream
Moisturizing your hands with a thick, plain, somewhat greasy hand cream will keep your hands and fingernails looking their best first thing in the morning. Hands get dried out throughout the day with exposure to dry air and excessive washing. Night is a chance to try to undo some of the damage, which will also keep cuticles and fingernails moisturized so they will grow longer and stronger and break and peel less.
Pin your hair back
Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and pillowcase and cause breakouts. Braid your hair or pin it up into a bun to keep it off your face as you sleep.
A few nights each week, rub your toes and heels with a lotion containing 12% lactic acid, which helps slough off dry skin. Top this lotion with a heavier cream, such as one made with shea butter or glycerin. Then slip on a pair of socks over the creams and call it a night.
Brush your teeth every night
If you skip the dental care at night, you are prone to get dental caries and other dental diseases. Brushing removes stains between and around your teeth, and you have to floss too. Poor gum care can cause your gums to recede, making your teeth look longer and you older.
To look good you need to feel good. Just take time to enjoy life. What's going on inside is surely going to reflect on the outside. So spend a few minutes reading a funny book or watching a humorous YouTube clip, go for a walk, call a friend, or enjoy a piece of exquisite dark chocolate.
Eight hours of sleep
Catching a good night’s sleep can really affect the way you look. Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it is not properly drained. Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look pale and tired.
Start using great moisturizers and eye cream at night. When the morning rolls around, your skin will be plump and hydrated.
Boost collagen with vitamin A
As you get older, your skin makes less collagen, which helps keep your skin firm. To stimulate collagen production, which will help smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of pores, EHC recommends applying vitamin A in the form of either a prescription or over-the-counter retinoid every night.
Not to check your phone
Yes, we all do it, the last scroll before we hit the hay. In order to get to sleep and stay asleep soundly, we need to put the phone and other devices away and off. Studies have shown that looking at a bright screen so close to your face less than two hours before you go to sleep puts your brain into a state of not being able to shut off, so going to sleep will be much harder if you start scrolling through Facebook and Instagram.
No sugar right before bed
Besides the fact that you will spike your blood sugar, you will also be putting an acid into your body that will sit in your body all night long. Combine this with not brushing your teeth and you have a real bad situation on your hands.